Olympic National Park

P1020086 One of my goals this year was to visit a national park. Truthfully, we have plans to visit about 6 more as we move from Washington to Washington in a few weeks (yikes!) Another goal has been to take the Bear outside. Which I guess sounds a little silly. Of course I’m gonna take my kid outside, kids love being outside, but around here when it rains or worse, there are winds at sustained 30 mph through most of the fall/winter/spring having outside time is tough. So many days the poor guy would hand me his shoes or stand by the window with his face pressed up against the glass. So you can understand that it’s important to DB and I to get him outside running around, hiking, strolling, whatever and I think now that it’s been clear we’re off to a good start.

We started off our weekend taking the ferry from Whidbey Island to Port Townsend, then we hightailed it over to the Hoh Rainforest and took a short hike through the Hall of Mosses. Then we went out to the coast and ran quickly from the tides at Ruby Beach. At night we stayed in Port Angeles where we enjoyed some great food, beer, and live music here.

Our first hike. It quickly became apparent we needed one of those backpacks for toddlers.

Our first hike. It quickly became apparent we needed one of those backpacks for toddlers.

He was stoked about the letters

He was stoked about the letters

The Hoh Rainforest

The Hoh Rainforest

I've got a thing for tree bark

I’ve got a thing for tree bark

Ruby Beach. Bear's first view of the Pacific.

Ruby Beach. Bear’s first view of the Pacific.

Enjoying dinner

Enjoying dinner

Sunday we packed up and drove up Hurricane Ridge in the hopes of seeing the Olympics up close. Of course it was way too cloudy. We could actually see them better from our house when we got back, but it was run to watch the Bear hesitantly explore the snow. We spent the rest of the day checking out the interior side of the peninsula and visiting other peaks and beaches before taking dinner and enjoying a peaceful sunset on the ferry. All in all, a great way to kick off our summer.

To view the full set of photos visit me on Flickr.

A majestic view of the Olympics

A majestic view of the Olympics

What is this stuff?

What is this stuff?

Where to next?

Where to next?

I love foggy trees

I love foggy trees

Finally a view!

Finally a view!

Quick! Let's capture it!

Quick! Let’s capture it!

Headed home.

Headed home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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