Gerald Levi Johnson
Gerald L


Hiking · Port Angeles, WA, United States
  • 8 hours
  • 1 - 3 people
  • Challenging
$100Per Person
Request to Book
The Elwha River Restoration Project was a multi-faceted project including government, tribal, and academic interests. Removal of the two dams became the tallest dam removed in the world and the highest amount of sediment released from a dam removal. Impacts of the dam removal include re-introducing salmon spawning habitat, re-establishing local riparian ecosystems, and insuring healthy regrowth of vegetation. I have worked first hand as a field restoration ecologist and would like to share the wonders of the Elwha Restoration and educate about the different aspects involved. This tour includes a touring hike of the restoration areas of the reservoirs and dam deconstruction sites.
I have extended weekends with with my work and will offer this tour upon request. Please allow 2 weeks minimum notice for requesting a tour, and cancellation up to 2 days prior of the tour.
I have worked exclusively on the Elwha Restoration Project for the last year as a restoration ecologist. I have worked along side Olympic National Park, Lower Elwha Klallam, and other organization field crews. I have wilderness medicine certifications, have experience guiding tours, and have a strong educational background in environmental fields.
  • Entrance into Olympic National Park
  • A personal informative tour of the reservoirs sites and dam removal sites
  • Transportation to/from the tour sites.
  • Personal pictures on location.
  • Food and water adequate for a full day of hiking. This means at least 1-2 meals, snacks, and at least 1-2 liters of water.
Over night accommodations should be made in advance if necessary, and are not included in the tour. Restaurants are available for food upon request but are not included and are at the expense of the client. Additional activities can be included at an added expense including; rock climbing, rappelling, and stream hikes.
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
Port Angeles
  • Day 1
    8:00 Meet up, introductions, safety meeting. 9:00 Arrive at the former Lake Mills site. View Glines Canyon Dam overlook, hike reservoir. 12:00 Break for lunch. 13:00 Tour Lake Aldwell, Elwha Dam overlook, and hike to dam or along reservoir. 16:00 Tour concluded.
  • Informative tour of the Elwha Restoration Project
  • Informative tour of the Elwha Restoration Project


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