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(REGISTRATION FULL) Misery Point Walk & Talk

August 21, 2021, 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Registration for this event is full.

Thank you for your interest in GPC’s Walk and Talk Series! For health and safety reasons we are limiting our group sizes. Although our birding tour is full, we’ll be posting dates and details for upcoming events soon! Stay tuned! 


Shoreline Geology with Hugh Shipman

Join us at GPC’s newly acquired Misery Point Preserve with coastal geologist expert Hugh Shipman. Take in stunning views of the Olympic foothills and gain a deeper understanding of how Misery Point’s feeder bluff and barrier beach lagoon were formed. In addition, hear about GPC’s updated public access plan and upcoming volunteer opportunities.


  • Space is limited to a maximum of 25 attendees.
  • The walk will be a total of 1 mile starting on an old road bed that leads down to a cobble beach.
  • The beach is made of well-rounded cobbles that can be slippery. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring trekking poles if you’d like extra support.
  • We will view the glacial bluff and the barrier beach lagoon. Bring a camera for the spectacular views and wildlife sightings.
  • Please sign up to let us know you are able to attend and we’ll send more information as the event approaches.

About Hugh Shipman:

Hugh retired from the Washington Department of Ecology in 2019, after thirty years as a coastal geologist. His work focused on why beaches differ, how they change over time, and the implications for human development and for shoreline ecology. Over the years, Hugh has built a large collection of beaches, many of which can be found on his Gravel Beach blog. Hugh received his BA from Dartmouth in 1981 and his MS from the University of Washington in 1986. Hugh lives in Seattle and has been spending his retirement on his bicycle and in his woodshop.


August 21, 2021
9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Misery Point Preserve
Seabeck, WA United States