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Olympic National Park, Washington

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

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Well, so much for the sunshine of yesterday, we get up this morning and we're surrounded by fog. So we pack a picnic lunch and head out to Olympic National Park. Our first stop is Hurricane Ridge, high up in the Olympic mountains. This turns out to be a great first stop because we are now above the fog and are surrounded by gorgeous scenery and blue skies!

After taking lots of pictures

and playing in the snow on top of the ridge (there's still 90" of snow on top at the visitors center),
we head out to the western edge of the park. As we arrive to Crescent Lake, it starts to turn cloudy

and by the time we get closer to the Hoh Rain Forest, it of course is raining. However, as we start out on the trail, Hall of Moss, the rain stops and we enjoy a nice walk among the moss and ferns.
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We see a large herd of elk on the way out of the Hoh Rain Forest.

Our last stop in the park is on the Pacific coast, but we find out when we get to the coast, the end of the road is an indian reservation town, La Push. So we decide to stop there for dinner. We eat next to the window looking out at the marina/bay. As we're finishing up our dinner and looking at the seagulls, a bald eagle flies a few feet from us, right outside the window!

After dinner we walk around the bay and see the eagle perched on top of a pole, lots of seagulls and several sea lions. Interesting area. (the eagle is hard to see, but it's perched on top of the stand on the brown telephone poles)

On the way back we stop at a salmon hatchery and then head back to the RV.

Posted by jengelman 07:41 Archived in USA Tagged family_travel

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Oh I'm so greatfull that I found this entry because I plan to go to the Olympic National Park on Saturday. I hope the weather will be still nice. Thanks for the nice pictures!


by Pinky

Sorry to hear about your tire, at least you were not stranded along the road somewhere, thank god for Walmart! Oh my, I can't believe those pictures of all that snow- just amazinng, once again we are enjoying our "tour". Claire, thanks for stopping by Dustin's guestbook, he loves when he has visitors! Be safe.

by imrobin

Wel aunt Claire you seem to be doing fine, if a bit cold. Cold bad.

by 3l33tBalor

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