Tag: Olympic National Park

Ruby Beach at Olympic National Park

Even the name is beautiful. On our recent trip to Olympic National Park we stopped to enjoy Ruby Beach on Washington’s wild Coast. Kalaloch just south may be more famous but to me Ruby Beach is more beautiful and mysterious. We arrived and walked… Continue Reading “Ruby Beach at Olympic National Park”

Chasing The Big Trees of Olympic National Park

Did you know that Olympic National Park is home to some of the largest trees in the world? I didn’t until I found this brochure in the lobby of Lake Quinault Lodge, where we stayed on our recent trip. Of course we went chasing… Continue Reading “Chasing The Big Trees of Olympic National Park”

Quinault Rainforest – Olympic National Park

Did you know there are four temperate rainforests in Olympic National Park? They’re the Hoh, Quinault, Queets and Bogachiel. The most popular is the Hoh and that’s the one we’d visited on prior trips to the National Park. But the Quinault Rainforest is every… Continue Reading “Quinault Rainforest – Olympic National Park”

Lake Quinault Lodge

We just returned from a trip to Olympic National Park and no matter how many times we visit, we continue to make new discoveries. This time we started in the park’s southwest corner, in the remote Quinault Rainforest and stayed at historic Lake Quinault… Continue Reading “Lake Quinault Lodge”

Three Port Towns – Two Days!

Yes, it can be done!  Quite easily in fact if you live in Seattle.  We were looking for a quick getaway and decided on Port Townsend,  a charming Victorian seaport on the Olympic Peninsula. We headed north to Edmonds to take the ferry to… Continue Reading “Three Port Towns – Two Days!”

Rialto Beach Walk to Hole in the Wall

This week we visited Olympic National Park for what should have been four days of camping but ended up to be a simple overnight stay.  Bob came down with a bad cold and after a rough night we decided we’d head back home –… Continue Reading “Rialto Beach Walk to Hole in the Wall”

A Quick Tour of Washington’s National Parks

Did you know that Washington State has three National Parks?  They are Mt. Rainier, Olympic and North Cascades!  All are marvelous and worth many visits, especially if you live here as I do.  🙂 Lets start with Mt. Rainier National Park  – just two… Continue Reading “A Quick Tour of Washington’s National Parks”

Remembering the Hoh Rain Forest

As we eagerly wait for rain to clear the smoky skies, it seems like a good time to remember a beautiful place where rain is king – the Hoh Rain Forest.  Just four hours west of Seattle in Olympic National Park, it’s one of… Continue Reading “Remembering the Hoh Rain Forest”

Third Beach at Olympic National Park, but What’s in a Name?

On our recent trip to Olympic National Park, we enjoyed a wonderful hike to Third Beach – and no,  the name does not do it justice.  Just a short drive from Mora Campground, Third Beach lies south of First Beach and Second Beach – … Continue Reading “Third Beach at Olympic National Park, but What’s in a Name?”

Mora and Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park spreads over the Olympic Peninsula in the northwest corner of Washington State, almost a million acres of protected wilderness, with mountains, forests and the wildest coastline in the contiguous United States. A designated World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve it… Continue Reading “Mora and Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park”

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