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In between trail races, here is our latest Adventure Dispatch.
Transcript, as always, after the jump:
Hello and welcome to the Adventure Dispatch for the week of August 27th to September 2nd, 2016 for Olympic National Park. This week’s information is presented by the 2017 Olympic Peninsula Impressions Calendar, available for purchase our website. The new poster calendar ‘OLYMPIC PENINSULA IMPRESSIONS: 2017‘ will be available in late September, with pre-orders going on now. Featuring Twelve stunning photographs from some of our favorite destinations across the Olympic Peninsula, you are sure to be inspired and want explore the wilderness of Olympic.
Summer is ending in less than a month, the Park Centennial Celebration is over and fires are still burning in Olympic National Park. You’d think we would be a bit sad about this, but we aren’t. After all, the end of August and month of September is quite possibly the most stunning time to explore Olympic National Park. The salmon are starting to return to the rivers, the temperatures will start cooling off and soon the fall colors will be in full force! Sure, there are four fires currently burning around 3,000 acres of pristine wilderness in the park, but don’t worry…they are naturally started and actually make the forest healthier and stronger. Plus, the temperatures are going to quickly drop and rain is returning to the forecast.
For those visiting Olympic this week, the Outdoor Society’s “Trail of the Week” is Upper and Lower Lena Lakes. Found along the Hamma Hamma River, the trail to Lower Lena is a great introduction to the beauty of the Hood Canal region. Perfect for a rainy and cloudy day, the simple lake is an enjoyable place to relax and be in the wilderness of Olympic. Those looking for true awesomeness need to trek up to Upper Lena Lake. yes, the trail is long and steep, but it is totally worth it as the views of the surrounding small peaks are though to beat. If you information about these trails or want another hike, check out our website, as hundreds of destinations can found in our Guidebooks, purchased at outdoor-society.com.
This week’s events around Olympic National Park are minimal, as the park is recovering from a full week of birthday celebrations for the National Park Service. The usual ranger led programs will be occurring that the major areas, with the majority of ranger talks and walks taking place at Kalaloch along the coast. Otherwise, this is a pretty chill week in the park and silence and solitude should be easily found within a few miles hike from any of the popular areas.
With that, this concludes this week’s Adventure Dispatch. If you have any questions, please reach out to us on Twitter and check our website for more info. This is Mathias saying, “Thanks for tuning in and we will catch you next week, same time, same place.”