I even set up for a short time lapse of the sun set. Although it kind of fizzled out, and was not as spectacular as i hoped.
After sunset i retired to the hammock, and watched a movie on my zune. When the move was over i drifted off to sleep the earliest in the i have in years. Slept like a baby. 4am...i woke to intense rain. My Super Fly handled the Olympic rain forest monsoon easily. By 6:30 am i started cooking breakfast under the shelter of the tarp. Still dumping cats and dogs. By 7:30ish, i turned in my volunteer registration form, and drove down to Shi Shi trail head.
Shi Shi beach trail starts out on a nice board walk. http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/...f228ba6034.jpg
But then deteriorates into ankle deep boot sucking mud. There's little in terms of elevation change, until the end just before the beach. It took less that twenty minutes to gather up 7 trash bags of trash.
I did not spend nearly enough time on Shi Shi beach. It's now on my short list, to re visit this year. But next year, i'll be organizing a sub group to help out the coast clean up.
Terrific for you Hulk for pitching in and doing some good!!!!.... and taking time to enjoy yourself as well. Super good pictures.
Truly a wonderful Trip Report.
Sounds like a great trip. I love Shi Shi beach and the area around there. I do not get up there as much as I would like. It's amazing the amount of trash that washes up... sad really.
My in-laws have a place right on the beach at Pacific Beach. Every time I go stay it seems like I spend most of the time picking up trash as I walk the beach. Some days I feel I'd rather just sit inside and read as it's a bit depressing to see such wonderful areas littered with trash.
Kudos for making the long drive and hauling out such a mountain of litter.
Great report and nice to see the pics of the coast. I don't know where shi shi beach is so i'm going to google it. Thanks for sharing