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Friday, October 10, 2014

Events happening in Kitsap area

These events were brought to our attention through the North Kitsap Trail Association:

New maps for the Port Gamble trails!

Port Gamble Shoeline ParkCheck out the location of Kitsap County's new Port Gamble Shoreline Park on the new maps. For a larger map, click the image.
New maps are installed on the trails and at trailheads, and are in the brochures at the trail heads. The new 534 acre park has 1.5 miles of shoreline (not very accessible yet) and can be accessed from the Bay View trailhead, about a mile south of Port Gamble on highway 104. There are no trails or parking lots on the water side of the road so please be considerate of the neighbors and don't head down their driveways. So 534 acres saved! The next challenge is the remaining 3316 acres!

 link to this map in large size:
http://www.northkitsaptrails.org/files/map_1410_OPG.png

Haunted Hike and Spooky 12K Trail Run
Sunday Oct.26th

Put this date on your calendar, because you won't want to miss this! NKTA is hosting a free "Haunted Hike" on the Port Gamble trails immediately following the 8th annual Spooky 12K Trail Run (part of the Roots and Rocks series put on by Poulsbo Running). 12K race starts at 8:30, the kid's 1 mile starts shortly after, and the free guided haunted hike starts at 11. All begin at the Uplands Trailhead, (just south of Port Gamble, and north of the newly acquired Kitsap County Shoreline Park). You can choose between 1 and 2 mile hikes. Two guides will lead a brisk group and a more leisurely group, telling actual accounts of ghost sightings and paranormal experiences that took place in Port Gamble (if you believe that sort of thing) and discussing the current land status - we still have 3316 acres to save on the Port Gamble Watershed block!
Port Gamble is widely known as one of the most haunted towns on the West Coast, and there are plenty of spooky stories to tell. As a matter of fact, there is a ghost conference in Port Gamble happening on the very same weekend. Whether you believe the stories or not, this hike is sure to entertain the whole family and provide more info on the trail status! Following the hike, anyone signing up for an annual membership to NKTA will be treated to a complimentary coupon to either Borrowed Kitchen Bakery in Kingston or a free beer at Slippery Pig Brewery in Poulsbo. Don't miss this fun Halloween activity!

Port Gamble Shoreline Park
REI/GPC Stewardship Day
Saturday Nov. 1

GPCSaturday November 1, 9 AM - 2 PM. Plant trees at Kitsap County's newest park. Go home with a Get Dirty T-shirt from REI. Join other rock star volunteers at the new Port Gamble Shoreline Park. We'll start the day by removing invasive plants, and then plant the red cedar saplings that will one day shade this beautiful park.
Port Gamble Shoreline Park is the first land purchased through the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project's effort to conserve nearly 7,000 acres of forestland surrounding Port Gamble Bay. The park includes 1.5 miles of shoreline and more than 500 acres of forest for hiking, cycling, running, horseback riding, and birding. Bring your gloves, shovels, clippers and sturdy shoes. Enjoy the shoreline, the views, some great snacks and the company of other fabulous volunteers!
Details and directions.
RSVP: kate@greatpeninsula.org or (360) 373-3500.
Sponsored by REI, Kitsap County Parks, and Great Peninsula Conservancy.