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Excellent campground. Stunning views, lots of options, good facilities and nice beach strolls.
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... name because it is shaped by hurricane force winds and snow. You would need a 180 degree panorama to see the ridge that curves in front of you standing on the ledge. The view is spectacular—the most striking scene of mountains even when compared to the Canadian Rockies! There are also meadows of wildflowers, such as lupine, where larger trees cannot take root.Here it takes an evergreen tree 100 years to grow three feet.
Hurricane Ridge is also where ...
Our first stop for today – the KEXP headquarters. KEXP is based in Seattle and has been Bret's favorite radio station in the world since 2005.
We’ve emailed and called the crew at KEXP for the past couple of days, hoping to schedule a tour of the station, but so far no reply. So we figure, let’s just show up and see what happens (which seems to be the theme of this trip).
So after a lovely egg ...
... later in the summer.
Our next stop was Olympic National Park itself. We headed up the steep Hurricane Ridge road and had fog roll in and obscure all views as we arrived at the top.
We then headed up the Elwha Road to the trail head for Olympic Hot Springs, which are a set of seven shallow pools nestled up a steep bank from Boulder Creek. We had long private soaks morning and evening and it was just divine.
For once we had been lucky ...
... t allowed to take pictures of this part of the evening, and the ancient masks were really incredible. With moving parts, made to look like boats and wolves and other animals.
In all, I think were there about six hours. It was quite a remarkable experience, and we have an incredible souvenir, which Benny is calling the "Vest of the Gods" or the "Dances with Wolves sweater." Take your pick.