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  • Wendy Bumgardner
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      Belgium Walking - Photos and Review of the Blankenberge Two Day Walk
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      NORTHWEST TREK NW02/006
      Saturday June 8, 2002 Eatonville, Washington: USA Host Club: The
      Over-The-Hill-Gang
      Distance and Trail Rating: 10k/5k Trail rating 1
      Start place address: Northwest Trek Wild Life Park
      Start times: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
      Event description: Walk on paved paths and woodland trails, which will
      take you throughout the park and the viewing areas for the bears,
      wolves, cats and many other animals.
      Award and fees: A 2 ½ inch colored IVV/AVA colored patch is available
      for girl scouts and other interested walkers for a cost of $3.50 which
      includes credit. Credit Only is $2.00. Free Walkers are welcome but must
      register , carry and return a start card.
      Directions: I-5: Exit #127. Go east on SR512 to SR 161. Go south (right)
      on SR 161 towards Eatonville. Follow signs to Northwest Trek, approx 22
      miles from 1-5. SR167: South to SR512(Puyallup/Olympia). Take the South
      Hill/Eatonville exit. Turn left on SR161 (Meridian) and follow signs to
      Northwest Trek.
      Contact: Jack Maxcy (253) 927-4580 or JP Prizmich at (253) 862-3805. You
      may also call Northwest Trek at (360) 832-6117. Email contact:
      JackMaxcy@...
      Comments: Water,restrooms and food at start/finish. Water at checkpoint.
      Park admission will be free to walkers. Tram Rides will be half price
      for walkers. Pets are not permitted.This is a fund raiser walk for
      Northwest Trek. All profits will be donated to the park.

      JUNE 9 (SUNDAY) THURSDAY NIGHT TREK KICK OFF WALK Ballard WA SANCTION
      NO: NW02/079
      SPONSORS: Sea-Tac Volkssports Club Thursday Night Treks Committee
      LOCATION: Golden Gardens Park Beach Level (Shelter #2) Ballard WA
      START TIME: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm FINISH TIME: 4:00 pm
      DISTANCE: 10 km (6.2 miles) 5 km (3.1 miles)
      TRAIL: (1) Walk on park trails and sidewalks around Chittenden Locks,
      through downtown Ballard and residential areas. Suitable for strollers.
      Wheelchairs will have difficulty.
      AWARD: Credit only is $2.00. Free participants are welcome but must
      register, carry, and return a start card. HATPIN: 2000 hatpin series
      are $3.00 each. 99-98 series packets of 7 are $3.00. Earlier packets are
      $2.00. PRE-REGISTRATION: None.
      MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms at start/finish and checkpoint(s).
      Pets are permitted but NOT in building(s). Owners are responsible for
      leash and cleanup laws. Thursday Night Treks will resume this summer
      starting June 20th - July 18th. The series patch featuring small dogs is
      $30.00 which includes credit. Participants may pre-register for it at
      this event.
      MORE INFO: Pat Ellison 253- 863-5388
      DIRECTIONS: I-5: Exit #172 (N 85th). Drive 3 miles to 32nd Ave NW and
      turn RIGHT. Go to Golden Gardens Dr NW and drive to beach level. RIGHT
      at stop sign to parking area and Shelter #2.
      Folks planning to come some distance to Seattle's Golden Gardens Park
      on June 9th for the kick-off walk for this year's "Thursday Night
      Treks," may be interested to know there is also a brand new YRE now
      available in Ballard. The 10K "Walk Around Ballard" begins at the
      Seattle Best Coffee store on Market Street, visits "Old Ballard," the
      Hiram M. Chittenden (Government) Locks, Nordic Heritage Museum, three
      neighborhood parks and two neighborhood commercial areas and passes
      through the beautiful Sunset Hill and Loyal Heights residential areas.
      There will be some overlap with the TNT walk, but there will also be
      some new sights. Brochures and additional information will be available
      on the tables at the TNT registration/start/finish

      2002 Columbia River Gorge Biennial Classic.
      June 13th -16th, 2002
      This event promises to be a gala of beautiful waterfall hikes and
      fantastic socials. Dick Koonce reports that they are scouting out new
      trails both on the WA side of the gorge and the OR side. We have rooms
      reserved at the Cascade Locks Best Western and will most likely fill
      the place! So mark your calendars, plan on the event and watch our
      website as information develops:
      http://www.ava.org/clubs/crvc/classicdetails.htm
      Registration: Bonneville Dam, Robbins Island Picnic Shelter, Cascade
      Locks, OR If picnic area closed due to security, we will move the
      registration to: Cascade Locks School, 100 Wanapa Street, Cascade
      Locks Watch the website for updates!
      Directions are as follows: Bonneville Dam, Robbins Picnic Area: Drive
      East on I-84 to exit 40. Exit at exit 40 and at the bottom of the ramp
      turn left and enter the Bonneville Complex. Drive past the first
      parking lots and proceed across the lock. After crossing the lock turn
      left and drive straight ahead to Volkswalk parking and the start point.
      To Secondary (back-up) Location: Follow I-84 East of Portland to exit
      44. At end of exit ramp turn rt. on Wanapa st. and proceed approx 1/3
      mile to school on rt. Follow signs to start.
      Registration and Starting Times: Thurs 12:00 Noon till 1:00 PM Finish by
      4:00, all other days, start 8:00 Am to 1:00 PM finish by 4:00 PM. You
      may purchase all start cards at the same time and walk at your leisure
      and get you volkssport stamps when you finish, regardless of the day.
      There will be 10 walks and 1 bike.
      The events will be as follows:
      Eagle Creek- Rated 3. 2 distances available 12km or 25km. This is the
      premier walk in the entire Columbia Gorge Scenic area. This trail
      follows Eagle Creek up a magnificent canyon that rises high above the
      creek below. The grade is very gradual but the footing is a little rough
      in several areas, hence the rating. This walk should be considered a
      must.
      Wahclella Falls. Rated 3 Due to rocky terrain) 10km. This walk takes you
      past a waterfall right beside the trail and back a canyon to Wahclella
      Falls, which actually is a dual falls, one cascading into another. After
      crossing the bridge across the creek ake a moment to dangle your feet in
      the icy water and contemplate the magnificence of the area.
      Bonneville to The Overlook. Rated 1+ 10km. This walk takes you through
      the Bonneville Fish hatchery and onto a paved trail that follows I-84
      for a short distance and then veers away from the highway and into the
      forest. It takes you to the Overlook campground area and then returns to
      Bonneville.
      Overlook to Cascade Locks. Rated 1+ 10km. This trail is a paved surface
      that takes you through the forest and along the Columbia River. At the
      halfway point you can stop and have lunch or have an ice cream cone at
      the drive-in just down the street.
      NEW. Wauna Viewpoint. Rated 3+ 10km.This is a new walk in that we will
      now start at The Overlook and use the new suspension bridge across Eagle
      Creek. Then up to the viewpoint for one of the most spectacular views of
      the Columbia Gorge.
      NEW. Wyeth Trail. Rated 3 10km. This trail takes you through some
      pristine forest with exceptional views both up and down the Columbia
      River. There are also views of some of the towering rock pinnacles that
      are unique to the Columbia Gorge.
      Dry Creek Falls. Rated 3 10km. This walk was last done 4 years ago and
      is being brought back due to many requests. Walk through some very old
      stands of Douglas fir on your way back to a magnificent waterfall. Then
      follow the creek downhill to the town of Cascade locks and around
      Thunder Island, in the middle of the Columbia River. If you are lucky
      you may witness Indians fishing for salmon the same way they have done
      it forever.
      NEW. Wahkeena Falls Loop. Rated 4. 10km. Don't pay any attention to the
      rating on this outstanding hike. Take your time and enjoy the unique
      opportunity to view Multnoma Falls from the top.You will go past 11,
      count em, 11 waterfalls on your way up and through this spectacular
      canyon. There are wildflowers galore and views that will take your
      breath away. This hike is second only to Eagle Creek in beauty. A must
      do.
      Horsetail/Ponytail. Rated 3. 10km with a 3km option. This walk will take
      you past Horsetail Falls and past the beautiful Oneanta Gorge. Then you
      will climb up through the canyon to walk behind Ponytail falls. There is
      a 3 km option which is NEW that will take you to triple falls.
      Cascade Locks Town Walk. Rated 1. 10km. This walk will go through the
      town of Cascade Locks and out to the countryside. You will also walk
      around Thunder Island, in the middle of the Columbia River and if you
      are lucky you will witness the Indians fishing for salmon from platforms
      that have been used for generations.
      Two 5 km routes available Cascade Locke town Walk Horsetail
      Falls. Both of these are rated 1 and are on hard surfaces.
      Bike. Rated 2+. 25km. The bike will start at Bonneville Lock & Dam and
      proceed to and through Cascade Locks and onto some forest roads, It will
      go along the Columbia River and meander through the back roads of the
      area.
      Social Stuff Potluck Friday night 6:00 PM at the Overlook Campground
      and picnic area Buffet Dinner Sat night at the Columbia River Inn
      Cascade Locks OR. No host bar 6:30 PM Dinner at 7:15 PM. At the
      start/finish location enjoy CRVC's "World Famous Hot Dog Lunch!"
      Host Club: Columbia River Volkssport Club Dick Koonce, 9325 SW 190 Ave.,
      Beaverton, OR 97007 Contact: Dick Koonce 503-649-7675

      JUNE 15 - 16 WEYERHAEUSER BREAKFAST AND WALK Federal WAy WA
      SANCTION NO: NW02/064 SPONSOR: Federal Way Lions Foundation
      Volkssport Club
      LOCATION: Weyerhaeuser Corporate Headquarters Federal Way WA
      START TIME: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm FINISH TIME: 4:00 pm
      DISTANCE: 10 km (6.2 miles) 5 km (3.1 miles)
      TRAIL: (1+) Walk on compact dirt and gravel trails with a few moderate
      hills through the beautiful Weyerhaeuser Campus on Father's Day weekend.
      See what shrubs and flowers continue to bloom in the month of June
      throughout the 24-acre botanical garden, which contains many varieties
      of wild and regal rhododendrons. There is a short tour through the
      Bonsai display. Suitable for strollers. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
      AWARD: "B" awards are $3.00. Credit only is $2.00. Free walkers are
      welcome but must register, carry, and return a start card. HATPIN: "B"
      hatpins are $1.50. PRE-REGISTRATION: None. MISCELLANEOUS: Water and
      restrooms at start/finish and along the route.
      PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED. A pancake breakfast is available both mornings.
      The cost is $3.50 and will include pancakes, ham, and beverage. Later in
      the day King dogs, Polish sausages, soda, etc. will be available. Must
      have start card to enter Species Garden
      MORE INFO: Dorothy Bahr 206-242-5560 or George Cohee
      253-568-7001/253-841-2444
      DIRECTIONS: I-5: Exit #142A (SR18/Auburn). Take Weyerhaeuser Way S exit.
      LEFT and follow directional signs to the designated parking lot.
      Security will be provided in the parking lots

      JUNE 16 (SUNDAY) FATHER'S DAY WALK North Bend WA
      SANCTION NO: NW02/043 SPONSOR: Northwest Striders Volkssport Club
      LOCATION: Les Schwab Tire Company 610 E North Bend Way North Bend
      WA
      START TIME: 8:00 am - 12:00 NOON FINISH TIME: 3:00 pm
      DISTANCE: 11 km (6.8 miles) 5 km (3.1 miles)
      TRAIL: (1+) Walk on gravel Snoqualmie Valley Trail and sidewalks through
      town with picturesque views of the upper valley. Strollers will have
      difficulty. Not suitable for wheelchairs.
      AWARD: Credit only is $2.00. Free participants are welcome but must
      register, carry, and return a start card. HATPIN: Club hatpins are
      $2.50. PRE-REGISTRATION: None.
      MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms at start/finish. Pets are permitted
      but NOT in building(s). Owners are responsible for leash and clean up
      laws.
      MORE INFO: Jean Lendy 425-888-0737 DIRECTIONS: I-90: Exit #31 (North
      Bend). Eastbound LEFT/westbound RIGHT onto Bendigo Blvd to North Bend
      Way. RIGHT and follow signs to parking lot at start.

      JUNE 20 (THURSDAY) THURSDAY NIGHT TREK #1 West Seattle
      WA
      SANCTION NO: NW02/080 SPONSOR: Emerald City Wanderers Volkssport
      Club
      LOCATION: Lincoln Park-Shelter #5 Fauntleroy Way SW West Seattle
      WA
      START TIME: 6:15 pm- 7:30 pm 6:00 pm (FAST START ONLY)* FINISH
      TIME: 10:00 pm
      DISTANCE: 10 km (6.2 miles) 5 km (3.1 miles)
      TRAIL: (1) Walk on beach and upper level park trails and sidewalks while
      enjoying the sounds and sights along Puget Sound and the seclusion of a
      wooded oasis in the midst of this bustling West Seattle community.
      Suitable for strollers. Wheelchairs will have difficulty.
      AWARD: A 100% embroidered segment patch featuring the Pembroke Corgi,
      designed by Dorman Batson, is $6.00 if available. The uncut series patch
      is $30.00. NO REORDERS. Credit only is $2.00. Free participants are
      welcome but must register, carry, and return a start card. HATPIN: A
      series hatpin is $3.00. PRE-REGISTRATION: For the uncut series patch,
      must be postmarked by June 10th. Make check payable and mail to:
      Thursday Night Treks (TNT), c/o Pat Ellison, 7413D 142nd Ave E, Sumner
      WA 98390
      MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms at start/finish and along the route.
      Pets are permitted but NOT in building(s). Owners are responsible for
      leash and clean up laws. ALL TNT EVENTS HAVE WRITTEN DIRECTONS ONLY.
      Flashlight recommended.
      MORE INFO: Jane Holmes 206-324-1601
      DIRECTIONS: I-5: Northbound exit #163/southbound exit #163A (W Seattle
      Freeway/Spokane St). Stay on W Seattle Freeway as it merges with
      Fauntleroy Way SW. Proceed south on Fauntleroy Way SW through its many
      turns to the north end of Lincoln Park. RIGHT into the parking lot or
      use on street parking. Walk north along Park Road Trail to Shelter
      #5.

      JUNE 22 (SATURDAY) JACKIE MYERS MEMORIAL WALK Auburn WA
      SANCTION NO: NW02/063 SPONSOR: Auburn Trampers Volkssport Club
      LOCATION: Roegner Park 601 Oravetz Rd Auburn WA
      START TIME: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm FINISH TIME: 4:00 pm
      DISTANCE: 10 km (6.2 miles) 5 km (3.1 miles)
      TRAIL: (1) Walk on gravel and paved trails through Roegner, Mill Pond,
      Game Farm, and Wilderness parks and along the White River. Suitable for
      strollers and wheelchairs. AWARD: In honor of Jackie's joy of
      collecting birdhouses, a full color patch showing a birdhouse, is $6.00.
      Credit only is $2.00. Free participants are welcome but must register,
      carry, and return a start card. HATPIN: "B" hatpins are available.
      PRE-REGISTRATION: None. MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms at
      start/finish and checkpoint. Pets are permitted but NOT in building(s).
      Owners are responsible for leash and clean up laws. Come join us in
      honoring the memory of Jackie Myers. Jackie was an avid Volkssporter who
      was known by many as a volunteer in many of the functions of
      Volkssporting.
      MORE INFO: Dorothy Giriat 253-854-9396
      DIRECTIONS: I-5: Exit #142A (SR18/Auburn). Take AuburnWay/Enumclaw exit.
      LEFT on Auburn Way S to Howard Rd. At stop sign RIGHT on "R" St in front
      of fire station. Follow "R" St over Stuck River Bridge. RIGHT on Oravetz
      Rd to Auburn Riverside High School parking lot. Follow signs to start.

      JUNE 27 (THURSDAY) THURSDAY NIGHT TREK #2 Seattle WA
      SANCTION NO: NW02/078 SPONSOR: FS Family Wanderers Volkssport Club
      LOCATION: St Mark's Episcopal Church 1245 10th Ave S Seattle WA
      START TIME: 6:15 pm- 7:30 pm 6:00 pm (FAST START ONLY)* FINISH TIME:
      10:00 pm
      DISTANCE: 10 km (6.2 miles) 5 km (3.1 miles)
      TRAIL: (2) Walk on sidewalks and paths through neighborhoods and parks
      on Capitol Hill with views of the city and Puget Sound. The route passes
      the Cornish School of the Arts, Scottish Rites Masonic Temple, Seattle
      Central Community College, and the intriguing sights of Broadway.
      Strollers and wheelchairs may have difficulty.
      AWARD: A 100% embroidered segment patch featuring the Welsh Terrier
      designed by Dorman Batson is $6.00 if available. The uncut series patch
      is $30.00. NO REORDERS. Credit only is $2.00. Free participants are
      welcome but must register, carry, and return a start card. HATPIN: A
      series hatpin is $3.00. PRE-REGISTRATION: For the uncut series patch,
      must be postmarked by June 10TH. Make check payable and mail to:
      Thursday Night Treks (TNT), c/o Pat Ellison, 7413D 142nd Ave E, Sumner
      WA 98390
      MISCELLANEOUS: Water at start/finish. Restrooms along the route. Shops
      and restaurants on Broadway. Pets are permitted but NOT in building (s).
      Owners are responsible for leash and cleanup laws ALL TNT EVENTS HAVE
      WRITTEN DIRECTONS ONLY. Flashlight recommended.
      MORE INFO: Paul/Dorothy Steedle 206-284-7560
      DIRECTIONS: I-5 Northbound: Exit #168A (Lakeview). Follow exit arterial
      to Harvard St and turn LEFT. RIGHT on Miller. Cross Broadway. RIGHT on
      10th Ave S to church. I-5 Southbound: Exit #168B (Boyleston/Roanoke).
      LEFT on Roanoke. RIGHT on 10th Ave S to church. I-405: SR520E exit to
      I-5 North immediately taking the Roanoke exit. DO NOT get on I-5. At
      Roanoke turn RIGHT. Continue as above.

      JUNE 29 (SATURDAY) ORTING/OLD SOLDIERS HOME WALK Orting WA
      SANCTION NO: NW02/073 SPONSOR: Daffodil Valley Volkssport
      Association
      LOCATION: Ptarmigan Ridge Intermediate School 805 Old Pioneer Way
      NW Orting WA
      START TIME: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm FINISH TIME: 4:00 pm
      DISTANCE: 10 km (6.2 miles) 5 km (3.1 miles)
      TRAIL: (1+) Walk on sidewalks, gravel road along the Puyallup River, and
      the Rails-to-Trails path. Route goes to the Old Soldiers Home. Strollers
      and wheelchairs may have difficulty.
      AWARD: Credit only is $2.00. Free participants are welcome but must
      register, carry, and return a start card. HATPIN: Walkers with a Mt
      Rainier background is $3.00. PRE-REGISTRATION: None. MISCELLANEOUS:
      Water and restrooms at start/finish. Water ONLY at checkpoint. Pets are
      permitted but NOT in building(s). Owners are responsible for leash and
      clean up laws.
      MORE INFO: Carolyn Warhol 253-845-6592 E-mail:
      jwarhol@...
      DIRECTIONS: I-5 Northbound: Exit #127 (SR512/Puyallup/Mt Rainier). RIGHT
      on SR410 to second Sumner exit. RIGHT on SR162 (Orting Hwy) to Orting.
      RIGHT on Old Pioneer Way to school on the RIGHT. I-405 Southbound: Exit
      #2 (SR167/Kent) Follow Sumner exit signs to SR410. Continue as above.

      JUNE 29 (SATURDAY) ORTING/RAILS-TO-TRAILS BIKE Orting WA
      SANCTION NO: NW02/074 SPONSOR: Daffodil Valley Volkssport
      Association
      LOCATION: Ptarmigan Ridge Intermediate School 805 Old Pioneer Way
      NW Orting WA
      START TIME: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm FINISH TIME: 4:00 pm
      DISTANCE: 25 km (15.5 miles) 13 km (13.9 miles)
      TRAIL: (1+) Bike on mostly flat surface with one hill along the Orting
      section of the Rails-to-Trails path and a short section of roadway, past
      new neighborhoods, and the Carbon River. AWARD: Credit only is $2.00.
      Free participants are welcome but must register, carry, and return a
      start card. HATPIN: A cyclist hatpin is $3.00. PRE-REGISTRATION:
      None.
      MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms at start/finish and one checkpoint.
      PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
      MORE INFO: Carolyn Warhol 253-845-6592 E-mail: jwarhol@...
      DIRECTIONS: I-5 Northbound/southbound: Exit #127 (SR512/Puyallup/Mt
      Rainier). East to end of SR512. RIGHT to SR410 to second Sumner exit.
      RIGHT on SR162 (Orting Hwy) to Orting. RIGHT on Old Pioneer Way to
      school. I-405 Southbound: Exit #2 (SR167/Kent) Follow Sumner exit signs
      to SR410. Continue as above.

      JUNE 29 - 30 GREEN CROW WALK Hoodsport WA
      SANCTION NO: NW02/092 SPONSORS: Four- Plus Foolhardy Folks
      Volkssport Club New Balance
      LOCATION: Big Creek Campground* Olympic National Forest Hoodsport
      WA
      START TIME: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm FINISH TIME: 5:00 pm
      DISTANCE: 10 km (6.2 miles) 5 km (3.1 miles)
      TRAIL: (3) Walk on uneven surface on trails and logging roads with views
      of the valley and surrounding mountains. Mature second growth affords
      the hiker an excellent walk in the forest. No significant elevation
      gain. Optional Mt Rose Trail is rated 5 with an elevation gain of 3500
      feet. Not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
      AWARD: A 100% embroidered Green Crow patch, designed by Dorman Batson,
      is $6.00. NO REORDERS. Credit only is $2.00. Free participants are
      welcome but must register, carry, and return a start card. HATPIN: "B"
      hatpins available. PRE-REGISTRATION: Must be postmarked by June 22nd.
      Make check payable to Four-Plus Foolhardy Folks and mail to: Vik Pupols,
      942 N Montgomery, Bremerton WA 98312
      MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms at start/finish ONLY. CARRY WATER.
      Pets are permitted but NOT in building(s). Owners are responsible for
      leash and clean up laws. *A Northwest Forest Pass is required for all
      vehicles parked at the trailhead. $5.00 Day Pass & $30.00 Annual Pass
      are available at FS offices and vendors. Passes are not available at
      trailheads.
      MORE INFO: Vik Pupols 360-377-4508
      DIRECTIONS: I-5: Exit #104 (Aberdeen/Ocean Beaches). Exit north on US101
      to Hoodsport. LEFT on SR119 nine (9) miles to junction with FS Rd #24.
      LEFT to Big Creek Campground entrance on RIGHT. Trailhead is 400 feet
      inside the campground next to picnic shelter.

      JUNE 29 - 30 BIG CREEK WALK Hoodsport WA
      SANCTION NO: NW02/093 SPONSOR: Four-Plus Foolhardy Folks Volkssport
      Club New Balance
      LOCATION: Big Creek Campground* Olympic National Forest Hoodsport WA
      START TIME: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm FINISH TIME: 5:00 pm
      DISTANCE: 11 km (6.8 miles) 5 km (3.1 miles)
      TRAIL: (4) Walk on uneven surface, crossing several creeks on foot logs
      with an elevation gain of 1500 feet on new trail with views of the
      valley and surrounding mountains. Mature second growth, affords the
      hiker an excellent walk in the forest. Benches along the route. Not
      suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.
      AWARD: "B" awards available. Credit only is $2.00. Free participants are
      welcome but must register, carry, and return a start card. HATPIN: "B"
      hatpins available. PRE-REGISTRATION: None.
      MISCELLANEOUS: Water and restrooms at start/finish ONLY. CARRY WATER.
      Pets are permitted but NOT in building(s). Owners are responsible for
      leash and clean up laws * A Northwest Forest Pass is required for all
      vehicles parked at the trailhead. $5.00 Day Pass & $30.00 Annual Pass
      are available at FS offices and vendors. Passes are not available at
      trailheads.
      MORE INFO: Vik Pupols 360-377-4508
      DIRECTIONS: I-5: Exit #104 (Aberdeen/Ocean Beaches). Exit north on US101
      to Hoodsport. LEFT on SR119 nine (9) miles to junction with FS Rd #24.
      LEFT to Big Creek Campground entrance on RIGHT. Trailhead is 400 feet
      inside the campground next to picnic shelter.
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