Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Let's Go For a Moonlight Hike
on the Olympic Peninsula!
Well, not a moonlight hike in a lunar sense-you'd be hard-pressed to do one of those right now in the rainy Olympics. No, I'm talking about a hike into the Moonlight Dome roadless area. I am leading a hike here along with James Johnston of Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics. James and I worked together on the Columbia Highlands Book. Below is the press release. You're invited! Please join us! We look forward to sharing this special, remote, and little-known corner of the Olympic Peninsula with you.

You’re invited to a Moonlight Dome Hike!
March 29, 2009
Please join Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics for an interpretive hike into the prospective (not federal wilderness yet!) Moonlight Dome Wilderness in Washington’s incomparable Olympic Peninsula.
We’ll be accompanied by outdoor writer Craig Romano, author of seven books about the Pacific Northwest, including "Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula." Craig and FSEEE’s James Johnston will talk hiking, ecology, and opportunities to create new wilderness areas in the coastal old-growth forests of the Olympic Peninsula.
We’ll be doing an easy to moderate difficulty 3-4 mile round trip day hike along the West Fork Humptulips River Trail, through spectacular groves of old growth and views of rugged peaks.
We will meet at the Starbucks Coffee House on 1213 E. Wishkah Street in Aberdeen at 9:00 AM on Sunday, March 29.
Bring a lunch.
Come prepared for rain!
All FSEEE’s events are free, and this event will be fun for almost all ages and ability levels.
Please call or email James to RSVP or if you have any questions.
The proposed Moonlight Dome wilderness
photo Craig Romano
(Contact James at 541.484.2692 or james@fseee.org)
See you in Aberdeen on the 29th!

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