Posts Tagged ‘Forks’


Day 12 – Olympic National Park

July 16, 2017

I emerged from my hotel, blinking into the light, right around checkout time, still intending to spend 2-3 days in and around Olympic National Park.

I forgot to mention in the last post, but I’ve been through here once before, during my 2008 trip west. On that trip, I was only passing through during the course of one day, and didn’t see much. I didn’t get to the coast at all, so with that in mind, I decided to concentrate on coastal areas today.

With that in mind, my first stop was Salt Creek County Park, on the North coast of the peninsula, across the Straight of Juan De Fuca from Vancouver Island.

2017-07-12_4981_Salt Creek Recreation Area

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Day 16 – From Olympic National Park to Raymond, WA

October 21, 2008

The bulk of today was a long hike through Hoh Rain Forest, in Olympic National Park.

I woke up, thankful once again for having survived another roadside night unmolested (both figuaratively and literally) and made my way back about 15 miles to the town of Port Angeles, where they hide the Visitor’s Center. After getting the lowdown on the hiking trails, I was off.

Well, first I checked out the local Goodwill. The Goodwill in Port Angeles is awesome. First off, it’s freakin’ huge. Not Super Wal-Mart, from-sea-to-shining-sea huge, but pretty large. It was also very professionally put together; there was a full bank of registers, and the products had actual price tags (as apposed to hand written stickers) with UPCs and everything, like it’s a real store or something. I went in there looking for a rain jacket. Naturally, I ended up with a rain jacket and three more books I don’t have time to read:

This is why I love Goodwill. At a normal store, $20 might get you a rain jacket. At Goodwill, less than $20 gets you a rain jacket, and three parcels of snobbery.

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