An Olympic expedition, done

Posted by Ken Campbell August 30, 2008 0 Comment 1013 views

The row is done. The O.A.R. Northwest crew that started their row around the Olympic Peninsula on August 4th wrapped it up the other day in Gig Harbor, where they began. The trip went well overall, a little hardship in the swamps near Black Lake, but ultimately they proved that the peninsula is, in reality, an island. Like I’ve said all along.

They did have some trouble on the coast at one point, and were unable to get out through the surf at the Queets. They eventually arranged a shuttle and drove down the coast to the next put-in. Which means, I guess, that the circumnavigation is still there for the next person who wants to give it a shot. (They had rowed this section on a previous trip, which helped make their decision for a motorized portage a little easier.)

Their trip log is a well-written and entertaining read.

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