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PostFri Oct 19, 2018 10:53 am 
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Not a "trail shelter", but the last remaining structure in the Queets Valley (other than the Ranger Station and the vault toilets at Salmon River and in the campground.)

George Anderson homestead barn Queets Valley Olympic National Park Oct 2018 01
George Anderson homestead barn Queets Valley Olympic National Park Oct 2018 01
George Anderson homestead barn Queets Valley Olympic National Park Oct 2018 02
George Anderson homestead barn Queets Valley Olympic National Park Oct 2018 02
George Anderson homestead barn Queets Valley Olympic National Park Oct 2018 03
George Anderson homestead barn Queets Valley Olympic National Park Oct 2018 03

* earlier photo from 2014 posted HERE

(* The pile of wood in the foreground is the remains of the house, which was right next to the barn. The house was still standing in 1998. BK )

(* corrected 10/19/18 21:52 PDT - the house structure was still standing in 1998 )

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PostWed Dec 19, 2018 5:42 pm 
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Been listening to the audio version of Soul Catcher by Frank Herbert. In the book it mentions a shelter at Finley. I don’t recall there being a Finley shelter. Was Herbert taking creative license?

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PostFri Dec 28, 2018 12:16 pm 
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In the 90's we followed remnants of the old Finley Peak trail for a ways and I think I remember finding debris from some old structure up there.
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During the winter of 2018-2019, the last extant structure from the original homestead community of Evergreen on the Queets, the George Anderson barn, collapsed.

George Anderson Homestead - Queets Valley - Olympic National Park 051519 02
George Anderson Homestead - Queets Valley - Olympic National Park 051519 02
George Anderson Homestead - Queets Valley - Olympic National Park 051519 05
George Anderson Homestead - Queets Valley - Olympic National Park 051519 05

(* see previous photos from October 2018 HERE * )

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PostSat Sep 12, 2020 5:43 pm 
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Mink Lake Shelter, July 2020

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PostSat Sep 12, 2020 5:51 pm 
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Camp Siberia, August 2020
The oldest initials we found in the shelter were dated 1945

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PostSat Sep 12, 2020 5:58 pm 
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Enchanted Valley Chalet, August 2020
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PostSat Sep 12, 2020 6:14 pm 
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Falls Camp Shelter, Upper Gray Wolf River, June 2020
Does anyone know what year this shelter was burned and what the circumstances were?
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PostWed Sep 23, 2020 1:17 am 
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haydenslides wrote:
Does anyone know what year this shelter was burned and what the circumstances were?

Falls Shelter was discovered by a hiker in mid-November 2006 to have been burned to the ground.  Its privy, tucked up a side trail into the forest about 50 yards north, had also been torched.  Their ruins were still warm and steaming in cool, drizzly weather.  frown.gif

Thanks for sharing your photos!  up.gif

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PostSun Feb 21, 2021 2:01 pm 
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Church Creek Shelter


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PostMon Mar 15, 2021 1:48 pm 
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not quite a shelter, but thought I'd share as it will likely disappear some day...
Olympic Hot Springs privy- March 13, 2021
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PostMon Mar 15, 2021 3:22 pm 
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Here's one that used to be at the first creek South of Sand Point (Ozette). There was a standard 3-sided shelter nearby as well
Sand Point Shelter 1970
Sand Point Shelter 1970
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PostSun Apr 04, 2021 5:29 pm 
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From the first page list by 'Rod F', a partial quote:

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'Coastal: Mosquito Creek, Falls Creek/Goodman Creek, Toleak Point, Scott Creek, Cedar Creek (Third Beach), Chilean Memorial, Coastie Head, Norwegian Memorial/Kayosta Beach, Yellow Banks, south Sand Point, north Sand Point (two)..'

Back in the late 1960's on Shi Shi Beach there were two cabins built just off the beach by person or persons unknown, but they were torn down after the dispute regarding ownership of the beach between the Forest Service and the Makah Tribe was finally resolved.

Prior to that people used them all the time. The best of the two had windows and a fireplace, although both were also infested with mice. A LOT of mice. The cabins were built from driftwood and anything that washed up on the beach over the years. Sometimes someone would just move into one of them for the whole summer, and hike into the Makah tribal area north of the beach, and pick up supplies from a little general store they had there.

Ozette Island: Before Ozette Island became off limits to visitors, (although kayakers still sometimes land there for a bit) you could paddle over and camp there. I did this a few times at low tide. Two deer lived on the island, probably wandering over during a really low tide and then becoming trapped. The only fresh water source was a steady drip from some rocks on the north side of the island. There is a tiny cave near the center forested area of the island, goes in a few feet is all.

On the west side of the island, the side you can't see from shore, a rock formation like a dock goes out into the ocean and you could go out onto it and do some pretty successful fishing. I once stayed on the island for an entire summer in the 1980's...only paddling back to shore to hike back to the parking lot at the Ozette Ranger Station. From there, I hitchhiked back to Clallam Bay for supplies, and then packed everything all the way back to the island. Totally nuts, I know.

For a long time I had a special relationship with Ozette Island. I almost got killed doing a dumb thing on one of my trips. Lesson was, don't ever try to cross when the tide is high and starting to go OUT.

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PostMon Apr 05, 2021 5:18 pm 
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I am very happy you could write that story about Ozette Island.  Long time you had spent on that island.

I do have a question.  I thought the Bodelteh Islands, which are just north of Ozette, lay the furthest to the west in the lower 48.  Am I mistaken when I look at the map?

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