Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Olympic National Park

Our main reason for attending the Sequim gathering was to see Olympic National Park. I hadn't been there since I was young, almost 50 years ago, and Ron had never seen it. Although the highest mountain, Mt. Olympus, is less than 8000 feet, when you're looking at it from sea level, that's pretty high.

We were fortunate to have our own knowledgeable guide, Jane, a WIN who lives in the area. She took us up to Deer Park where she had worked at the ranger station. From the campground there, we headed out on a surprisingly level hike with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains.

Although it was easy, the trail was more like an animal path that hugged the side of the mountain.

Uh-oh, here come the clouds. I was a little worried we might get socked in.

But we remained in the sun back to the trailhead. The next stop was Blue Mountain. We went up to the parking lot and were rather disappointed with the view.

But we headed up the short trail to the mountaintop and the clouds parted. Here's our top of the mountain shot with Al, Jane, and Ron.

At 6000 feet, we felt like we were on top of the world. Our thanks to Jane for sharing her favorite hike with us.


  1. Gorgeous Landscapes!! You guys are part mountain goat...that looks like a goat trail--narrow and UP-
    SO glad the view cleared up as your reward!

  2. I want to go on that hike - mark it down for me. I don't remember seeing the park 50 years ago - are you sure? Too bad we lost our notes