August Camp 2016 on the Olympic Peninsula - Quilcene, Washington.
August Camp 2016 is now complete.
Credit: M. Tsolomitis
In 2016, August Camp made its inaugural visit to the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park. With camp set on the shore of
beautiful Lake Leland in Quilcene, Washington, we found ourselves perfectly positioned in the foothills of the Olympic
Range just west of Seattle. Hiking through the diverse environment of forest, coastal and mountain ecosystems, we enjoyed views of Mount Olympus
and in the distance, spotted familiar peaks from camps gone by (Mount Rainier, Mount Baker).
After a day of activity, we enjoyed outstanding meals and the general camaraderie of camp. Evenings were
spent relaxing with friends -- both new and old, hearing reports from
the days hikes, learning about the next days adventures, and enjoying
singing and conversation.
Our full service tent village hosted 64 campers each week and offered home-cooked
meals, daily hikes at all levels, nightly gatherings and general conviviality. Our designated airport
was Seattle International, and our fleet of
vans provided transport between camp and Seattle on each Saturday.
Week 1: July 16 - July 23
Week 2: July 23 - July 30
Week 3: July 30 - Aug. 6
Week 4: Aug. 6 - Aug. 13
To view Photos and Video from the 2016 Olympic Peninsula August Camp,
see links below:
Photos from Shu Ping Wong
Photos from Holly Adams
Video from Noel Cotter
The Best Guidebooks:
Day Hike! Olympic Peninsula: The Best Trails You Can Hike in a Day
– Seabury Blair, Jr., 3rd edition, 2014, Sasquatch Books.
Top Trails: Olympic National Park & Vicinity - Must Do Hikes for Everyone
– Douglas Lorain, 2014.
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula
– Craig Romano, 2007, Mountaineer Books.
The Best Map: