The Olympic Peninsula: Soggy Solitude / by Brett Holman

20 miles of city traffic, a ferry ride across Puget Sound, and a quick jaunt across the Kitsap Peninsula had us crossing the Hood Canal Bridge and making our way onto the Olympic Peninsula.  Our mission:  Explore as much of the Northern Washington coast and Olympic National Park as we could in 72 hours.  The forecast predicted a 100% chance of rain for all 3 days, so when we got 45 minutes of sun and a few clear hours, we were feeling pretty stoked.  The diversity of the Olympic Peninsula is unrivaled.  From rugged coastline to temperate rainforest filled with shaggy, moss covered trees to raging rivers and glacial lakes to snow capped peaks, this place pretty much has it all.

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Photo: Liz Stuart

Photo: Liz Stuart