Olympic Coast Backpacking (8th–12th)
Location: Olympic Coast
Price Range: $600 – $800
Theme: Outdoors Adventure
This journey will be simply magic! A land of barking seals, massive trees, and constant waves – the Olympic Coast and the Pacific Ocean make the perfect location for this backpacking expedition in mid-April. As a group, students and leaders will start in the rainforest and hike on the beach where we may see eagles, seals and explore tide-pools filled with marine life. Our adventure will take us up and over headlands, camp each night just above the beach, watch dramatic sunsets, and share stories around a campfire. This will be a rigorous trip (though mostly flat hiking 4-8 miles per day) of carrying our gear in backpacks and camping and living outdoors for the duration of the four days and three nights of the adventure. No experience backpacking necessary but the fitness ability to hike 3-7 miles per day with a full pack. Group gear will be provided and some individual gear loans can be arranged.