Tag: Olympic National Park

Pacific Northwest: Early Summer

Keltin and I first flew into Seattle in October for our honeymoon at Olympic National Park. We decided to go back in early summer to visit Mount Rainier National Park. If you have not been to Washington state and you love getting out in nature to do some hiking, I highly suggest going. Not only

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Olympic Peninsula Complete Guide

Visiting Olympic National Park was amazing. The country is beautiful and more than worth a visit. I could not have asked for a more amazing honeymoon location. When you visit plan a full day in most places. They are too beautiful to rush visiting, they deserved to be fully appreciated. Respect the land and leave

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Olympic Peninsula: Fungus and Mushrooms

There is a lot of moisture and a lot of rotting vegetation in Olympic National Park. This is an appreciation post of the various types of fungus and mushrooms that keeps the forest working as it should. I do not know what any of these are called but I like how they look! Don’t worry,

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Olympic Peninsula: Hiking Storm King

On the trail to see Marymere Falls you pass the turn off for the Storm King trail. The trail is a little less than two miles long (1.7 miles to be exact) but it gains about 100 feet of elevation per 1/10 of a mile. Keltin and I got a good look at the start

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Olympic Peninsula: Big Cedar Tree

After visiting the Tidepools at Beach 4 we were headed back up U.S. 101 and noticed a sign that just said Big Cedar Tree with an indication of where to turn. We couldn’t not see this large tree and turned at the indicated place. The road was lined on either side by massive conifer trees

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Olympic Peninsula: Olympic Waterfalls

Early on in our trip we visited the Olympic National Park visitor center before heading up Hurricane Ridge and at the visitor center was a sign indicating places within the park to visit; some of those places were waterfalls. Madison Falls Madison Falls is .1 mile from the parking lot, this is a quick and

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Olympic Peninsula: Beach 4 and Tidepools

On our first day in Part Angeles we visited the Olympic National Park Visitor Center before heading up Hurricane Ridge. At the visitor center was a sign listing must see signs to see within Olympic National Parks. One of the things listed was tidepools. We had to see them and I’m really glad we went.

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Olympic Peninsula: Hoh Rainforest

If you go to Olympic National Park and only have time for one hike I highly suggest hiking the Hoh Rainforest. It is a different world. Ancient trees, their limbs heavy with moss. A trail running next to the glacier fed Hoh River lined with giants: trees over 200 feet tall and ferns taller than

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Olympic Peninsula: Forks

Forks is a fairly small timber town located on the rainy side of the Olympic Mountains and the town gained its fame from the Twilight Saga. Fortunately or unfortunately, I’m not sure which, there is now no way to separate Forks from Twilight and this is partly because Forks has accepted it and uses Twilight

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Favorite Photos of 2020

Obviously 2020 was not the year we hoped it would be but Keltin and I did get to travel a little bit. It was an excellent year for hiking and we worked to make sure we were socially distancing. That fact took us to some places with some fantastic views. I share this picture probably

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