Afternoon: Register in the lobby at any time between 4:00 and 5:00 pm.
Dinner: Dinner tonight will be in a popular restaurant adjacent to our hotel. Choose a salad, entrée, dessert and non-alcoholic beverage. Other beverages available for purchase. We'll review the program agenda, answer any questions and introduce ourselves to one another.
Evening: We have an early start and a busy day tomorrow. Rest well tonight!
Activity note: Enjoy an Olympic Music Festival concert in the theater at Ft. Warden.
Breakfast: After an early breakfast in the hotel lobby we will load our luggage onto the coach and head for the ferry terminal in Seattle.
Morning: We'll ride across Puget Sound on the Washington State ferry to Bainbridge Island and through the little town of Poulsbo.
Lunch: Browse the shops and sights on Water Street in historic Port Townsend. Voucher provided to enjoy lunch in one of the town's many enticing cafes and restaurants.
Afternoon: Enjoy an Olympic Music Festival Concert in the theater at historic Ft. Warden.
Dinner: Dinner tonight will be at our hotel. Enjoy a NW favorite entree, abundant salads, vegetables and luscious desserts.
Evening: There's time for a swim in the outdoor pool before the sun sets.
Activity note: Walk over one mile on a well-maintained forest trail in a temperate rain forest with naturalist guide. Learn about logging in the area at the Forks Logging Museum. .
Breakfast: Breakfast in our hotel this morning. Menu will vary daily, but throughout the week choose from eggs prepared in a variety of ways, ham/bacon/sausage, French toast, fresh fruit, juices, toast and breakfast breads, yogurt, hot oatmeal, coffee/tea/decaf.
Morning: Pick up a sack lunch at Safeway, then travel to the Hoh Rain Forest. A naturalist will accompany our group all day today. Walk through a green, green forest of moss-draped old growth trees along a rushing river. Look for elk, otters, many birds and the occasional slug.
Lunch: We'll lunch on picnic tables near the park visitor center.
Afternoon: On our way back to Port Angeles we'll stop at the Forks Logging Museum. It displays artifacts and exhibits relating to the logging industry, long central to this area. Visit a replica fire lookout cabin and imagine spending the summer in this tiny space! If you know a "Twilight" fan, snap a photo with Bella's truck.
Dinner: Dinner tonight will be at your leisure in one of the charming cafes and restaurants near our hotel. Join the group or choose from among suggested cafes and restaurants.
Evening: At leisure,
Activity note: Learn about tribal life today and in the past at the Makah Tribal Museum. Walk the beautiful First Beach at LaPush.
Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.
Morning: Drive about two hours, with a rest stop included, to the most north-westerly point in the continental US. Hear from a Makah tribal member about life here and about issues of interest to the tribe.
Lunch: Eat your sack lunch purchased at Safeway this morning in the museum meeting room or outside in the sun.
Afternoon: Drive to the Quileute reservation to walk First Beach at LaPush, with its dramatic sea stacks and flocks of pelicans skimming the tops of the waves. Build a beach fire and...s'mores anyone?
Dinner: Dinner tonight will be on your own in Port Angeles. Restaurant recommendations will be offered. There are a number of excellent restaurants in every price range within a few blocks of our hotel.
Activity note: Stroll a fragrant forest path to a lovely waterfall. Ascend 18 miles to Hurricane Ridge and find yourself in a bowl of mountains. Wildflowers and wildlife abound. Learn about the removal of the dams on the Elwha River after dinner tonight.
Breakfast: Breakfast today will be in the hotel.
Morning: We'll drive less than an hour to Lake Crescent and stroll 1.5 miles round trip to see Marymere Falls.
Lunch: Lunch in the historic Lake Crescent Lodge on your choice of delicious entrees and a tasty dessert. PLEASE LIST YOUR LUNCH CHOICE ON YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION FORM SINCE WE MUST PLACE OUR ORDERS A WEEK BEFORE THE PROGRAM. THERE'S A FOOD CHOICE SECTION TOWARDS THE END OF THE FORM--THAT'S A GOOD SPOT FOR THIS.
Afternoon: Now on to Hurricane Ridge, elevation 5242', in the midst of the Olympic Mountains. See wildflowers and wildlife and look across to Vancouver Island. Optional walks and ranger talks.
Dinner: Dinner tonight will be at the hotel.
Evening: Hear from an expert about the removal of two dams on the Elwha River and the effects on everything downstream.
Activity note: Return to SeaTac Airport by about noon today. Bon Voyage!
Breakfast: Breakfast will be in the hotel.
Morning: It's time to depart from Pt. Angeles at 8:30 am this morning. We expect to arrive at SeaTac Airport no later than noon but traffic conditions or ferry schedules may make our arrival a little later. There are many restaurants and cafes at the airport for your lunch before your flight departs. Thank you for sharing this Olympic adventure. Bon Voyage!