The really cool thing about Olympic is it is really three parks in one.  There’s the high mountain country.  The only temperate Rain forests in the world outside of New Zealand and Chile.  Then there is its rugged seashore alone the coast of Washington.

We started by spending a couple of days the high country, including treks to a three of very cool waterfalls.

We planned to make it up to Hurricane Ridge in the high country for some sunrise photography. We get to the gate and it’s close until 10AM for construction work along the road. Bummer. But, the wait was worth it and the photography OK…

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Along the Ridge trail there were three deer that were not bashful at all…
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Off Hurricane Ridge. Back to highway 101. Head west. Next stop…Madison Creek Falls…
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Then around the bend to toward Crescent Lake, and the trail to Marymere Falls…
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The next day we headed to Sol Duc Falls…

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Along the trail too Sol Duc Falls there were others…
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Stay tuned for Part 2!