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June 22, 2017

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

Three night backpacking trip at Shi Shi Beach, located on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula

Trip planning info: you’ll need to get two permits: a backcountry permit from the Olympic National Park, $8 a night per person, from either the ranger station in Port Angeles, or the one at Lake Quinault. Bear canisters are required… no food hanging is allowed. You can get the bear canister at the ranger station. Then you need a Makah Tribe Recreation pass ($10 annually), available in several locations in Neah Bay. There is no overnight parking at the trailhead, so you have park back 0.6 miles at one of the local’s lots ($10 a night). They are well signed.

Full info and a map available on the Outdoor Project: https://www.outdoorproject.com/…/hikes/point-arches-shi-shi…

Olympic National Park: info Shi Shi Beach: https://www.nps.gov/…/…/shi-shi-beach-olympic-wilderness.htm

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

Shi Shi Trailhead

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

Cantilever Bridge

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

the first section of trail has boardwalks

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

a lot of the trail looks like this

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

almost to the National Park boundary

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

heading down the beach

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

hiking on the beach to find a campsite

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

Point of Arches

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

my tent on the beach

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

sunset at the Point of Arches

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

our water source was tinted brown but tasted good after filtering

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

exploring at low tide

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

low tide

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

tide pools everywhere

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

whale bones on the beach

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

seaweed

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

tide pools with sea anemones

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

two bald eagles in a tree behind our campsite

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

sea cave view

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

sunset

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

Point of Arches

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

cove on the other side of the Point of Arches

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

sunset views

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

the sunset every night lasted for a long time

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

campfire at sunset

Shi Shi Beach backpacking

good night!

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