Port Ludlow Hiking — June 2022

by John Nuerenberg, Hiking Club

Hikers meet at the Bridge Deck at 8:15 AM, unless otherwise noted. They get directions to the trailheads and depart at 8:30 AM.

The hikers abide by the “Stay Healthyrecommendations and follow CDC guidelines for outdoor recreation.

Email Roster

Those on the hiking email roster receive an update the week of a scheduled outing. If you would like to be added to the email roster, go to the club’s website, portludlowhikingclub.com/contact.

Friday, June 10 – Deer Ridge Trailhead from the Slab Camp

This is a three-hike day depending on desired difficulty, from easy to difficult. The trail accommodates multiple levels of hiker ability. It will be your choice of which hike you choose to take.

  • Easy hike:The trail beginning is a gentle grade with slight steeper increase before first prominent viewpoint. About 1-1/2-miles, 800-foot elevation gain. Territorial views across to Tyler Peak and Mt Baldy.
  • Medium hike: The next 2 miles are a mix of increasing steeper grade to the Bench at 4,400 feet elevation. Amazing views across the Grey Wolf and first sight of Grand Ridge.
  • Difficult hike: Continuous views along the additional 2-1/2 miles to Deer Park directly below Blue Mountain. We will travel along the rain shadow forest and open meadows of upper Deer Ridge.

Meet at the Bridge Deck at 8:15 a.m. as usual for coordinating carpooling to match desired hike objectives and driving directions. We leave nobody behind on the trail. No restrooms at trailhead. We will stop at 7 Cedars rest area restrooms on the way. National Forest Pass is required. Hike leader: Ken Nelsen portludlowhikingclub.com/contact.

Friday, June 24 – Upper Dungeness

We will be hiking the Upper Dungeness River Trail. It is a 6.8 mile roundtrip hike with 600 feet of elevation change. The river can be viewed and heard all along the trail. The trail is easy to follow and well maintained. A Forest or Senior Pass is required. Make sure you have water, a snack or lunch, and your walking sticks if needed. Hike Leader: Jack Riggen portludlowhikingclub.com/contact

Mon, Wed & Fri — 8 AM — Trail Club Group

Join us at the golf club parking lot for a self-led walk on the abandoned golf cart path trail or other alternative route.

More Info

Go to portludlowhikingclub.com for more hiking informa- tion, maps, descriptions of the Port Ludlow Trails, pictures of previous hikes, and other destinations.