Hurricaine Ridge Visitor’s Center, Olympic National Park.
August 29: Crow and Abandoned Pier
Damp, rainy Neah Bay, Washington.
August 29: Cape Flattery Cliffs
Breathtaking cliffs. Cobalt blue sea meets a damp, dark, green temperate rain forest.
August 29: Cape Flattery
The northernmost corner of the Continuous United States. What a beautiful, exotic place. Wet, misty, temperate rain forest. Lush, deep, dark green. Cedar and spruce. It’s a magical place.
August 29: Devil’s Club
Devil’s Club has huge leaves! Not fun to hike through a thicket of this stuff. It’s nasty, spiny stuff. I’ve seen it rip holes in people’s pants and shirts. They don’t call it Devil’s Club for nothing. This is on the approach trail to Cape … Continue reading August 29: Devil’s Club
August 27: Foggy Shoreline
I’d planned for some months to pack pack along the Western shorline of the Olympic Penninsula. Days before my trip I got the flu. And despite being August it began to rain. Change of plans. Hotels. AirBnB. Day trips that afford dry sleeping. When I … Continue reading August 27: Foggy Shoreline
August 27: Pocked Stone at Beach 4
Water drip erosion? Gas bubbles in volcanic rock? I’m no geologist, but I know a good looking rock when I see one.
August 27: That Bridge at Beach 4 Again
The access bridge to Beach 4 from Hwy 101, thick in fog.
August 27: Bridge to Beach 4
It mercifully rained yesterday. There are a lot of fires in British Columbia. There are fires in Washington, Oregon, and California too, but there are especially a lot in BC. It seems to be the new normal as global warming accelerates. The rain (and a … Continue reading August 27: Bridge to Beach 4
Augusts 27: Adventures of Little Gray Truck
I’ve owned this little 1994 Toyota 4WD pick up for about twelve years now. I bought it for rugged access to various Pacific Northwest climbing destinations–many of which require super high ground clearance. And of course it’s been ideal for mountain access during snow storms. … Continue reading Augusts 27: Adventures of Little Gray Truck