April 6, 2010

Shi Shi

The weather's been brutal and I am getting increasingly antsy for summer. Besides the usual suspects: sunbathing, popsicles and swimming on the Washougal, I am looking forward to the second annual Shi Shi backpacking trip. Shi Shi Beach is out on the west coast of the Olympic Peninsula and it's beautiful and remote and you need a bear bucket for food storage (note: you absolutely have to have a bear bucket. Not because of all the bears. We didn't see any bears. But if you don't have one the rangers will make you walk back to trail head and ride with them to town to purchase a bear bucket). Highlights included: ferry rides, fat-kid food, gourmet pasta dinner flavored by hiking hunger, urine water, beach combing, solo misty morning exploration, and lots of laughter around the campfire. I'm hoping to expand our expedition team this year and perhaps stay another day. We did not get the requisite amount of exploring in last year but it was a good start.



6 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I really wish you guys would pick somewhere dog friendly to go.

Rachel Wrong said...

This place is too amazing. We can go on some other dog-friendly expeditions this summer but you should really leave Rosie behind for a weekend and explore Shi Shi with us. Tell her you're going to Seattle. She'll never know.

Gabe Rodriguez said...

YES! Shi Shi is all I dream about lately. Lets plan a trip for June and put it on paper!

Elizabeth said...

No thanks, just can't justify going on a backpacking trip and getting a dog sitter.

a said...

why can't rosie come to shi shi? didn't we see a baby coyote? totally dog friendly

Rachel Wrong said...

Apparently dogs are not supposed to be at shi shi b/c of its pristine natural beauty or something like that. They are probably afraid she would disturb the wildlife. And she would have. She would have hated that baby coyote.