Travel Blogs from Olympic National Park, United States

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Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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Even though I have been technically camping/sleeping in the rainforest, today I officially went in to the Hoh Rainforest.  I started the day with a ranger led tour a mile and a half around Spruce Nature Trail.  She talked to us about the trees, ...

Olympic Ring, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Olympic Ring

A travel blog entry by brent-n-toby

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Today we drove the Olympic Loop around Mt Olympus and the Olympic National Park http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olympic_National_Park. We visited the only temperate zone rain forests in the world and walked a few of the trails. And yes it rained some but not ...

Olympic National Park beaches, Olympic National Park beaches, United States travel blog

Olympic National Park beaches

A travel blog entry by exploreamerica

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I started the day with a drive south on 101 to Beach 4.  What a clever name!  Here I met up with a park ranger for a guided 90 minute walk along the beach to learn about the life and feeding trends of animals in the tide pools.  She pointed ...

Roads Slip'ry As Snot!, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Roads Slip'ry As Snot!

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... a big long weekend holiday time.    Next is a bus to Seattle in the USA then 3 long flights take us to Ecuador and the South American warm (hot?!) weather.    Footnote: Olympic National Park is UNESCO World Heritage ...

Giant Trees, Giant Woodpeckers & A Giant Thai Duck, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Giant Trees, Giant Woodpeckers & A Giant Thai Duck

A travel blog entry by stellastot

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... makers may have ruined my love affair with Starbucks forever. Our agenda for the day promised a lengthy drive through Olympic National Park, including a visit to the Hoh Rainforest.  Shortly after entering the Park (still no-charge for the ...

Where the ocean meets the rainforest, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Where the ocean meets the rainforest

A travel blog entry by musictechqueen

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... National Monument in 1909. It was designated a national park by President Franklin Roosevelt on June 29, 1938. In 1976, Olympic National Park became an International Biosphere Reserve, and in 1981 it was designated a World Heritage Site. In 1988, Congress ...

Day 39 – Monday, May 6, 2013, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Day 39 – Monday, May 6, 2013

A travel blog entry by travelagain

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Today was a driving day—man what a driving day! We went out to Olympic National Park www.nps.gov/olym .   This is a huge park. There is only one way to get from one side to the other and that's to drive from Seattle, down to Tacoma, up ...

Aug 20, 2009, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Aug 20, 2009

A travel blog entry by traceourtracks

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Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks

A travel blog entry by denisita

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... the view opens up and we head towards Tacoma, trying to go around the city and avoid the rush-hour traffic. Our destination: Olympic National Park and the Pacific coastline. We finally set up camp in Potlatch, under huge pines and across the road from the ...

Destny prales, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Destny prales

A travel blog entry by jaromir_mazak

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... uz jsme se zanorili do pralesa a kochali se vsemi odstiny a tvary, ktere na sebe umi vzit zelena. V Seattlu jsme take vymenili Dodge za Chryslera,  ktery v narodnim parku Olympic prosel zkouskou vodou. Obstal. Stan jsme kvuli desti ani ...

How do you get to the Olympics?, Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

How do you get to the Olympics?

A travel blog entry by burtonll

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Everybody should go to this spot at least once in their lifetime. And walk Ridge Trail. In winter (snowshoes on, of course) the trees are crystallized, an ice-coated twinkle, diamonds sparkling back the sun. In autumn the air is mellow gold, the grasses ...

San Juan Islands and Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

San Juan Islands and Olympic National Park

A travel blog entry by jwmoles

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... 1,000 cooler things in Washington alone.  I'm done writing about them.  Far more interesting is Olympic National ParkOlympic is three very different worlds in one: a glacier covered alpine environment, a long ocean coast, and ...

Wildlife sightings to dream about...., Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Wildlife sightings to dream about....

A travel blog entry by h.o.t.

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... McHeidmanns'; toasted bread with cheese and a fried egg. By 9am we were on the road and out to explore the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park. Our first stop after driving up the road was the Hoh Rain Forest. At this destination we explored the ...

Breakfast and on the road again, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Breakfast and on the road again

A travel blog entry by h.o.t.

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We had another brief sleep-in and were up and loading Odie by 8. We checked out of our hotel and headed back to (yup, you guessed it, Bet and Deb's for yet another meal) our third home-cooked meal in as many days. This was a fortunate invitation as we ...

When it rains it pours, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

When it rains it pours

A travel blog entry by mdrury

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Olympic National Park Been wanting to sleep in but that darn sun has been the early riser, not today, it’s overcast and cold.  I pack the gear and get ready to head for the Ho Rain Forest, which is about 40 minutes to the east.  I pass ...

Vampires and the the Northwest, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Vampires and the the Northwest

A travel blog entry by mdrury

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Mt. Ranier, Washington To Olympic National Park I’m looking at my AAA Trip Tix and comparing the route to the road atlas and I think about an hour can be shaved off.  Since I can save some time I can be a little more selective on the campsite. ...

to Olympic Nat'l Park, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

to Olympic Nat'l Park

A travel blog entry by twittg

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... . Have to be careful at corners as all kinds of rocks go flying. Left there about 11:30am and drove to Olympic National Park and found a campsite on the eastern side of the park. We went to the ranger station for information on hikes. Visited ...

big mountains, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

big mountains

A travel blog entry by twittg

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We packed up camp and hiked the Mt Townsend Trail (8.4mi r/t). There were great views of the mountains and Puget Sound from up high. Drove on to Hurricane Ridge and hiked around there a bit. We saw some deer while there. Continue on to ...

Day 6; Pt 2, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Day 6; Pt 2

A travel blog entry by marrkids3

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... ;We all enjoyed some rock skipping contests to end our final views of the Pacific coast.We ended the day at a campground in Olympic National Park with a delicious dinner prepped by Elliott and Sarah.  Followed by s’mores for all! "We wander for ...

Day 5 - Port Townsend to Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Day 5 - Port Townsend to Olympic National Park

A travel blog entry by pippatilbury

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... to camp. The start of which was a constant 5 mile hill, grrreaaaat. The view was spectacular though as we cycled through the Olympic National Park so miles and miles of trees at every view! My knee started to hurt as we got closer to camp so we opted for ...

Refreshing Rain, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Refreshing Rain

A travel blog entry by kluehadventures

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... it to Port Angeles (where you could look over the Strait of Juan de Fuca and see Victoria, Canada), and the Olympic National Park visitors center. We learned that the first campground that would most likely still have availability was on Lake Crescent. So ...

Day 6, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Day 6

A travel blog entry by billy1

We started the morning by driving to Second and Third Beaches where we walked along the beach to many scenic views of the ocean. We then headed to Lake Quinault and hiked through the dense temperate rainforest and we spent the night at the Lake Quinault ...

Day 23 - Olympia to Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Day 23 - Olympia to Rialto Beach

A travel blog entry by georgethompson

To ...

Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Olympic National Park

A travel blog entry by thenonos

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South Beach  Big Cedar Tree Ruby Beach Hoh Rain Forest Klahowya Lake Crescent et Marymere Falls (1,5 miles A-R).   ...

And time flies…, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

And time flies…

A travel blog entry by jdcasazza

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... in organized campgrounds for a year will be far too hard for our dog, Kanela. We didn’t know that dogs are not allowed on National Park trails and of course they must be leashed all the while in the campground. Kanela is not that dog. Added to the ...

Deer Lake, Olympic National Park, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Deer Lake, Olympic National Park

A travel blog entry by beth.rimmer

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We drove around the peninsula and through several small towns to reach the ranger station just in the nick of time to pick up our bear cans and hit the trail head.  The trek to deer lake was an awesome workout.  Deer Lake is a 3.8 mile ...

Jul 08, 2011, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Jul 08, 2011

A travel blog entry by brigitte.seiler

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Good Day....BAD Day!, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Good Day....BAD Day!

A travel blog entry by sammy85430

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Probably shouldnt have done that 10 miles yesterday lol! I knew something was wrong this morning when I got up and the knee was hurting. I had something like this happen to me once before when I hurt my left knee and ended up getting surgery done on it. ...

Olympic Rainforest & Lake Crescent   , Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Olympic Rainforest & Lake Crescent

A travel blog entry by ulka

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... m), it is one of the deepest lakes in the state of Washington. Lake Crescent is a popular recreational area in the Olympic National Park. The community of Piedmont is nearby. Lake Crescent is home to a number of trails, including the Spruce Railroad ...

Rain in a Rainforest, Olympic National Park, United States travel blog

Rain in a Rainforest

A travel blog entry by abalzer

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... get excited about seeing a rainforest when you’re driving in rain.  Anyhow, just to give you a picture of Olympic National Park   imagine a wagon wheel with the outside rim being highway 101 and the spokes of the wheel are roads into the ...

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