This is a fun-filled and interesting trip that is only one overnight, making it an excellent introductory experience. We select trails that require less than 5 miles of hiking per day, without significant elevation changes. These trips emphasize finding joy in nature, exploring areas rich in natural and human history, and challenging perceived limitations.
We provide all needed gear, including boots and clothing if notified 4 weeks ahead of time. Food from lunch on the first day to lunch on the last day is provided. Transportation is provided from the meet location in Edgewood and back.
Exploration – Learning – History
Easy: Mild to moderate elevation gain and loss, short distances
Includes gear rental, food, transportation, and all entrance fees, permits, and passes.
Our mission is to make outdoor recreation accessible to all. If you cannot afford the total trip cost right now, send us a brief message to request a trip discount form.
“…So you imagine they are grey willows
vanishing on the wind of mountain guardians,
step toward the beach, a whirling
sunspot on the sand print of strangers.”Duane Niatum, Jamestown S’Klallam poet, “Old Humptulips.”
The S’Klallam tribe has lived on the east side of the Olympic peninsula for as long as they have any historical spoken tradition and knowledge. The name “S’Klallam” means “The Strong People,” and they have endured multiple attempts by European settlers to force them from their homelands. Today, the S’Klallam remain in the area of their ancestors, and maintain a strong community and ties to their cultural and traditional roots.
In 1855, the S’Klallam tribal bands signed the treaty of Point No Point, which they understood to promise a reservation between Sequim and Dungeness Bay. However, there was no reservation established, and the S’Klallam were expected to move to the Skokomish Reservation. Most of them refused. In the 1930s, three bands of S’Klallam gained federal recognition as tribes, and today live on three separate reservations, the Port Gamble S’Klallam, the Jamestown S’Klallam, and the Lower Elwha Klallam.