Friday, August 11, 2017

#Mountains - Hurricane Ridge - #Olympic National Park, WA - #SaturdaySnapshots

More photos from the July 17-19 hiking getaway with the #Auburn Senior Activity Center. We spent July 18th in the Hurricane Ridge section of Olympic National Park, not far from Port Angeles. Sunny skies, perfect weather with a cool breeze, and dramatic scenery that's hard to beat.
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Tame deer near the visitor center. What a view!
We walked to the top of High Ridge Trail and beyond
View from "You Are Here" on the map above.
See the hikers near the top of the rise?
View across the Strait of Juan de Fuca to Canada.
My cell phone sent me a message saying "Welcome to Canada." 
Break for lunch. Food always tastes better outdoors, doesn't it?
To get to our lunch spot, we hiked along the side of the bare hill on
the left and up past those little patches of  snow in the middle
of the photo. The road into the park is on the right (middle).
Looking back the way we came.

I've posted photos from the rest of our trip here: Waterfalls 
More info about Hurricane Ridge HERE






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23 comments:

judy said...

Super photos and writeup, Sandy!

Poem fanatic said...

That does happen with the phones when you get close to borders. Once my phone welcomed me to Bangladesh!

Louise said...

Such amazing scenery as you say- a stunning part of the world. It looks like you walked a long way- do you know the distance you walked? How long did it take your group?

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks, Judy. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I had a terrific time.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for leaving a comment, Louise. Our group stayed at Hurricane Ridge most of the day, but I don't remember how long we spent hiking. Altogether, I'm guessing we walked at least seven or eight miles there. My FitBit showed 11+ miles for the day, but that includes exploring the visitor center, walking along Crescent Lake, and line dancing that evening in addition to the Hurricane Ridge hiking.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

That was the first time my phone had welcomed me to another country. I was definitely surprised!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What a great hike...and views of the surrounding mountains and trees! A gorgeous setting that reminds us all of the beauty of Nature.

Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. Visitors can see most of this gorgeous scenery from their cars. The drive up to the visitor's center has steep drop-offs but it is paved and well-maintained. Definitely worth a visit.

Vicki said...

Wow, those views are amazing. I'd love to see them in person!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Olympic National Park is a beautiful place and definitely worth a visit. I hope you're able to visit the area sometime.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment on my post.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

You are quite the hiker. I bet the weather was wonderful, too! Thanks for sharing these pictures. This park is on our Someday list.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The weather was absolutely perfect. Weren't we lucky? I'm glad you enjoyed the post and hope you get to visit Olympic National Park someday soon.

Klara S said...

I haven't done hiking for a long time :( Unfortunately for me I have to go south Poland for this activity. Long journey... These are wonderful views. Thank you for sharing.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm lucky to have so many wonderful hiking and walking trails close by. Our weather is generally mild, too. Having a group to hike with makes it even more fun.
Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I'm glad you enjoyed the pictures.

Ginx Craft said...

What beautiful photos. You can just smell that clean air.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was a perfect, clear day. Since then, wildfires in British Columbia have filled the air with smoke-- all the way down into Seattle in the U.S. Thank heavens that has cleared out now!
Thanks for stopping by.

Margot said...

Your photos are beautiful! You brought back memories of past hiking trips. Thanks.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my photos. Thank you for the kind words.

Melinda Ott said...

We love Hurricane Ridge. In fact, we did this same hike almost exactly a year ago!

Lynne Spreen said...

Wow, you are energetic! How spectacular are the views. Thanks for sharing.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

There's so much to see and do in Olympic National Park. I'm glad to hear that you and your family have enjoyed this beautiful place, too.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm glad you enjoyed my photos, Lynne. Thank you for letting me know.

Sue Jackson said...

As you can see, I'm a little behind on my blog visiting!! Glad I got to this older post, though, because I have always wanted to visit Olympic NP! Wow, your photos are gorgeous & those views are amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing -

Sue

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