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Olympic National Park, WA (Sep 22nd - Sep 28th 2019)

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Designated a World Biosphere Reserve, Olympic National Park is the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest’s magnificent ancient temperate rain forests. 95% of the park is federally designated Wilderness. The Olympic peninsula is one of the wildest places left in the lower forty-eight states. Here you will find Pacific Ocean beaches, rain forest valleys, glacier-capped peaks and a stunning variety of plants and animals. Roads provide access to the outer edges of the park, but the heart of Olympic is wilderness; a primeval sanctuary for humans and wild creatures alike.

Our project will focus on the revegetation in the area surrounding Flapjack Lakes, which are positioned side by side just below tree line at the base of the Sawtooth Range. After hiking a gorgeous but challenging 8 miles with a 3,000' elevation gain, our group will establish a base camp near Flapjack Lakes. During the work week, volunteers will scarify the soil for plant preparation, plant, and also work to delineate campsites. Our group will work to break down and naturalize illegal campsites and firepits if needed. Our tools, plants, food and commissary will be helicoptered into the work site. On the day off, participants will have the option to hike Mt. Gladys, go swimming, view wildlife or go fishing.

This project is rated as a challenging project.

Check out more photos from our 2015 Olympic project in our gallery.

Dates

Sep 22nd - Sep 28th 2019

Service Project

Revegetation, campsite delineation around Flapjack Lakes

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Free Days

Day hikes, photography, wildlife viewing, fishing

Accommodations

Backpacking

Project Difficulty

Challenging : Hiking, bending, kneeling, digging, planting, lifting, hauling, pulling

Leaders

Debra Ellers
Kimberly Crihfield

Equipment List

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