Aug 182009

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Our next adventure starts this Saturday when we take off for Washington State. We will be spending 2 weeks there soaking up the cooler weather. The bulk of our trip will be spent on the Olympic Peninsula in Olympic National Park including a 5-day backpacking trip in the Seven Lakes Basin. The last few days of our trip will be in Seattle where we will attend the Penny Arcade Expo (PAX). PAX is a three-day game festival for tabletop, videogame, and PC gamers.

I’ll be posting to our travel blog during the trip, so stay tuned and prepare to live vicariously through our travels. =) For those that are interested, here is our itinerary:

Saturday, August 22, 2009
fly to Seattle, drive to Port Townsend

Sunday, August 23, 2009
Whale watching leaves from Port Townsend

Monday, August 24, 2009 – backpacking day 1
Enter backcountry: Sol Duc Trailhead
Sol Duc Trailhead to Sol Duc Falls to Deer Lake (4.6 miles)
Set up camp, day hike along Low Divide
Night: Deer Lake Campsite

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 – backpacking day 2
Deer Lake to Bogachiel Peak to Hoh Lake (6.2 miles)
Set up camp, day hike to Olympus Ranger Station
Night: Hoh Lake Campsite

Wednesday, August 26, 2009 – backpacking day 3
Hoh Lake to Bogachiel Peak to Heart Lake to Sol Duc Park (6 miles)
day hike along high divide
Night: Sol Duc Park Campsite

Thursday, August 27, 2009 – backpacking day 4
Sol Duc Park to Appleton Jct. to Appleton Pass (5.6 miles)
Night: Appleton Pass Campsite

Friday, August 28, 2009 – backpacking day 5
Appleton Pass to Appleton Jct. to Sol Duc Trailhead (8.3 miles)
Exit backcountry: Sol Duc Trailhead

Saturday, August 29, 2009 – Tuesday, September 1, 2009
day hike in Olympic National Park
nights in various campgrounds in the park

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 – Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sunday, September 6, 2009
fly to Houston

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