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Hike the mountains, forests, and beaches of the Olympic Peninsula on Wednesdays and Fridays with Over the Hill Hikers. The group’s hikes include a wide variety of trails from the remote back country in summertime to beachfronts and lower altitude areas in the winter. Participants age 50 and up are welcome. It is helpful to have previous hiking experience.
For more information call Pete Erickson @ (360) 301-6253 (firstname.lastname@example.org) ;Sarah Miller @ (206) 947-1347 (email@example.com); Pat Frantz @ (503) 883-1160 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Matt Mahowald @(360) 622-5807 (email@example.com)
Hikers will meet in the Sequim Goodwill parking lot (small parking area on the west side of the Safeway gas station) by 8:45 AM and leave promptly at 9:00 AM. Long Friday hikes will often leave at 8:00 am, check the hike calendar.
Inclement weather does NOT usually cancel a hike. Hikes range from 5-12 miles round trip with an elevation gain of anywhere between several hundred feet upwards of 3000’. Each hiker decides his or her own speed and distance. Each person is responsible for their own safety and insurance.
Leave No Trace
We follow Wilderness Regulations limiting the number of hikers within our group to 12 in designated wilderness and in the Olympic National Park. This means that on wilderness hikes (as indicated on our calendar), the hiking group will be split up into smaller parties, if more than 12 people come to the hike. Hike leaders will maintain a one-mile (20-30 minute) separation between the parties. If a second hike leader is unavailable, hikers will be selected on a first-come, first chosen basis, so if you are not able to lead the hike, be prepared to arrive to the carpool location early.
Wed. Hikes: Easy level hikes of ~ 5-7 miles & minimal elevation gain
Fri. Hikes: Moderate to Moderately Difficult & in the 7-12 mile range and normally between 1,000'-3,000' Elev. Gain.
Hikers are responsible for insurance and their own safety. Please try to carpool with people of your hiking level Carrying water and a snack is always advisable.
No dogs please.
Gas: Please be prepared to reimburse your driver in the range of $3,$5 or $10/trip, depending upon the distance travelled. Remember: In addition to gas, the driver is also taking care of maintenance of the vehicle and possibly a car wash after the hike! Ask your driver what is an equitable reimbursement. Thank you
Northwest Avalanche Center
Port Angeles weather
Olympic National Forest info
Olympic National Park Info
Hazards and Liability
Hiking has risks, and safety is a high priority on every outing. Hazards include uneven trails, drop-offs, slippery rocks, stream crossings, wildlife encounters, and even auto accidents. Participants are expected to be able to safely negotiate the trails that they choose to hike. In addition hikers must be cognizant of noxious plants and ticks. The hiking group assumes no collective or individual liability for any mishaps. Hiking is at your own risk.
This website provides public information only and is not part of any formal club or organization. Hikers gather informally and hike at their own risk. Hike leaders are volunteers and should not be relied upon to have any special skills or training.
10 Essentials and other hiking tips
Other hiking groups near Sequim
Olympic Trails Coalition – Discovery Trail
Visit The Monday Ramblers website at http://mondayramblers.bravesites.com
Visit the Klahahhane Club website at http://klahhaneclub.org