In August we popped out to the Olympic Peninsula several times to check out adventures we hadn’t gotten to yet. We were very fortunate to grab a room both at Kalaloch Lodge on the coast and Lake Crescent one weekend. We also made it to Rainier for PEAK WILDFLOWER VIEWING! Can you believe it? That was an epic day – 7 hrs of driving and 3.5 hrs of hiking! We sure did have fun! Please check the album link above for August pictures.
Dave at the Dosewallups River on a peaceful afternoon following a great hike on the Steam Donkey trail.
More mountain biking at Grand Forest! Ben is certified by Dave as a competent mountain biker, handling all of the trails, including steep, gravelly slopes and single track, with skill. Good for you, Ben!
Blackberry bear! He stops for berries of all kinds!
Some impromptu climbing that reminds me of Hawaii adventures. You don’t go far, but you go deep and explore things at the micro level that you never would have thought to stop by and check out otherwise. Sometimes we mainlanders feel like we have to strike out ambitiously to have a good time. We don’t.
Olympic Discovery Trail from Port Townsend. You bike 7.5 each way through many great trails and farms. Hard to decide which of these bike trails I like the most!
Hurricane Ridge rest stop on our way to Kalaloch.
Rialto Beach walk to Hole-in-the-Wall.
I love the lodge at night. We are listening to a very funny and informative ranger presentation on the porch.
Wild sweet peas on our little lawn overlooking the lake.
Mount Rainier hike!
Wildflowers!! And marmots! OH MY! Check the album!