I am planning a trip to the coast before Thanksgiving, probably the 20th to the 23rd of November. Destination? Shi Shi or Norwegian Memorial beach through the back door. Both are great beaches and there should be lots of hang spots and wood for fires.
I could also go next weekend, November 13th to the 15th.
These are both fairly short hikes in, about 3 miles or so. For me I prefer doing a two night trip because the drive out is fairly long for an overnight. I live in Everett and would most likely take the Kingston - Edmond's ferry. I am VERY open to carpooling, sharing the cost would benefit all. Leaving time on Friday is open, but it would be nice to get on the road by noon at least. Otherwise we'll be hiking in in the dark.
I will probably post this on Meetup also, so there might be some ground dwellers too, unless I get a lot more reprocess here then I expect.
I am also planning on some more hikes this year and next during this winter, both out to the Coast and up into the mountains. The mountain trips will most likely be once the snow starts as most of the areas I go don't allow fires and rain/snow mix sucks!