Olympic Peninsula Trekking & Running Adventure 2016

Destination:

Olympic National Park, Washington State

Mission:

  1. Hike Temperate Rainforest, Mountains, and Coast on one trip;
  2. Plunge into Lake Crescent after a long run;
  3. See Elk;
  4. Run a local race (optional: 5k, 10k, Half, or North Olympic Discovery Marathon).

Highlights

  • Explore the natural beauty of Olympic National Park: Mountains, Rainforest, and Coast
  • Meet local runners at the North Olympic Discovery Marathon and other races
  • Take the ferry across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and;
  • Enjoy Victoria, BC, on a day trip

Weather

Weather in Olympic is variable and unpredictable, no matter the time of year. It is common for different weather conditions to exist within the park at the same time. Even in the summer, temperatures may vary from 10-20 degrees, especially along the coast and higher elevations.

In June, at the time of our trip, the typical temperatures are in high 60s and low 70s. Light rain is common, although less frequent than in the early spring. We recommend bringing rain gear: for hiking, and for running. That's why everything looks so green at this time of year. 

Included

  • Lodging (double occupancy; single supplement upon request at extra charge)
  • Race Fee and Race Transportation
  • On-Trip Transportation (We can also include the lowest airfare to Seattle from your home city at your request).
  • All Guided Tours (hiking and running)
  • Group Meals (meals independent of the group are not included)
  • Hot Springs Pass
  • Ferry to Victoria, BC

Basic Itinerary (for June 2-8th; all subsequent trips follow similar itinerary but do not include the races)

Thursday, June 2

  • 10am - Hotel Pickup in Seattle (other pickup times can be arranged; you can also meet the group at 12pm at the Lodge in the park)
  • 12:30pm - Lunch at the Lodge
  • 2:30pm - Guided Nature Tour at Lake Crescent (2 hours)
  • 5pm - Yoga class and Orientation on Safety in the park, running, hiking
  • 6:30pm - Dinner

Friday, June 3

  • 7:30am - Easy Hike/Run followed by a stretching session
  • 9am - Breakfast
  • 10:30am - Guided Tour through Rainforest and to the Coast
  • 1pm - Picnic Lunch
  • 5pm - Yoga class
  • 6:30pm - Dinner

Saturday, June 4

  • 7:30am - Easy Run/Hike at the Lake followed by a stretching session
  • 9am - Breakfast
  • 10:30am - Guided Trip to Subalpine Meadows
  • 1pm - Lunch
  • 2:30pm - Van to Port Angeles for packet pickup and Race Expo (optional)
  • 5pm - 7pm - Pasta Dinner for runners

Sunday, June 5

  • 5:15am - Van to Race Start
  • 7:30am - Race (Half and Full Marathon - optional)
  • Lunch after the Race in Port Angeles
  • Downtime at the Lodge - Plunge into Lake Crescent for faster recovery
  • 6pm - Dinner at the Lodge

Monday, June 6

  • 8am - Easy Yoga/Stretching session
  • 9am - Breakfast
  • 10:30am - Easy Hike to hot springs
  • Lunch
  • Downtime at the Lodge
  • 6:30pm - Dinner

Tuesday, June 7

  • 7:30am - Breakfast
  • 8:15am - Van ride to Ferry
  • 9:30am - Ferry to Victoria, BC
  • Free time in Victoria (lunch is at own expense)
  • 5pm - Ferry back to Port Angeles
  • 6:30pm - Dinner at the Lodge

Wednesday, June 8

  • 7:30am - Yoga class
  • 9am - Breakfast
  • 10am - Airport/Seattle Transport