Join us at Hoko River Mouth Retreat for PNWAS Summer Fieldtrip and Makah Days!
Hello Everyone! We are planning our annual PNWAS Hoko Summer Fieldtrip the weekend of Makah Days this summer--the weekend of August 25-27th, 2017. We can go to Neah Bay on Saturday morning for the parade, youth singing and dances on Front Street, watch the canoe races, enjoy their salmon bake & great venders (shop!), and the evening Makah Family Dances: http://makah.com/activities/makah-days/ . So please try to hold those dates for our Hoko Trip this year!
Arrive at the Hoko River Mouth Retreat on Friday afternoon and set up your tent camp for our weekend campout. If you reserve a “Bunkie” that sleeps up to 6 indoors, we will charge an extra $50 at the camp for the 2 nights.
After Saturday morning breakfast we will pack lunches and go to Neah Bay to enjoy a Makah Days parade, youth dances, canoe races, their wonderful salmon bake, and great vendors for shopping! Also tours of the Makah Museum and hike to Cape Flattery.
Sunday you have the option of hiking around the area and pack equipment and bag lunch to leave or hike down to the Ozette Site and stay another night.
If you stay until Monday, we will have a tour around Hoko and pack equipment and bag lunch for trip home.
What to Bring with You to the Hoko River Mouth Retreat--You mainly need to bring a sleeping bag, sleeping pad and tent to camp on the Hoko River beach. Other things you should bring are: camp chairs, rubber boots (for tidal collecting), rain gear (just in case), flashlight, sun glasses, pocket knife, bathing suit (river is warm!?), changes of clothing and personal snacks.
And we have a canopy with a kitchen (hot/cold water stainless sinks, refrigerator, propane stoves, pots and pans, and paper plates/plastic ware/ firepit with two grills and lots of firewood/enclosed hot/cold shower facility/two deluxe outhouses (with lights and cassette-tape/radio!) as the main toilet; you can see some of the facilities on web: http://hrmr.weebly.com/ . You will park your van/car/camper-on-pickup at Hoko on the lawn by the beach--the road is gravel and steep, but ok, however it will not support large vehicles or RVs, so DO NOT bring trailers or RVs! You cannot get them back up the gravel road.
To reserve your place for this unique camping experience and gathering of friends, send us your contact information, number of people in your group, and payment (best by check or Money Order, or use the PayPal option below) with your e-mail contact, so we can send you a complete agenda, map to the Hoko River Retreat and other information by August 18th, 2017. Thank You! Dale