Ozette Backpacking 2020

Backpacking Washingtons Wilderness Coast part 3|3

Day 6 – Cedar Creek to Yellow Banks It rained all night and was still steadily coming down when I arose. I packed up and cooked breakfast in the rain.  I slipped and slide my way down the bluff in the rain. I began my return journey up the beach in the rain.  The tide was well out at this point and since this was to be the longest days hike, over what I knew…

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Ozette Backpacking 2020

Backpacking Washingtons Wilderness Coast part 2|3

Day 3 – Yellow Banks to Norwegian Memorial I awoke to a sunny morning high on the Yellow Banks. The soothing sound of the sea in its continuous restless motion had brought on a good nights sleep.  This would prove to be of great value as this was the most difficult day of hiking of this trip.  I broke camp and loaded up my backpack finally really getting everything optimally sorted with my pack.  I…

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Ozette Backpacking 2020

Backpacking Washingtons Wilderness Coast part 1|3

In the long summer days my thoughts often turn to the mountains, the forests, the waters and the solitude and immediacy such places reveal. Traveling day after day under one’s own power, truly being in these places and seeing the surroundings at a pace that you can absorb them, following a schedule of one’s own inclinations, and being able to respond to the inscrutable exhortations of your soul. This year everything of course is uncertain,…

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