Deer Lake Trail - Olympic National Park - Washington State - United States
Here are highlights of the Deer Lake Trail in Olympic National Park in Washington State. From the Sol Duc trailhead at the north side of the park, the trail climbs 1,640 feet in elevation as it follows the Sol Duc River and Canyon Creek. This trail has many wonderful waterfalls including the iconic, three prong Sol Duc Falls. After 3.4 miles one arrives at beautiful Deer Lake in a wooded basin in the transition zone from montane to subalpine forest. Deer lake is at an altitude of 3,522 feet.
For this backpacking trip I was joined by my brother, Bill O'Leary and his future spouse, Laura Covington.
The trip was enjoyable and truly memorable.
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A Sol Duc Trek Through the Olympic National Park
Sol Duc is located on the western side of the Olympic National Park in the state of Washington. Sol Duc is a lush rainforest with old grown trees, lots of water falls, bubbling brooks, lakes and even hot springs. Great hiking and exploration.
047 WA: Olympic National Park - Sol Duc; High Divide loop trail hike
Visit Olympic National Park - Sol Duc area
Hike High Divide loop trail (~20 miles)
Returned to Sadie Creek Campground
Sol Duc Falls Trail
Sol Duc Falls Trail is a .8 mile hiking trail to beautiful Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park.
Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park
Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park, Washington in late March, 2007.
Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Forest
Ruby Beach Olympic National Park
This is Ruby Beach is Washington State, I took this video a while ago, but never uploaded it
Bogachiel River - Olympic National Park, Washington State
360 degree view of the Bogachiel River in Olympic National Park. The Bogachiel River Trail runs 24.4 miles and follows the Boagchiel River from the trailhead to its terminus at the Mink Lake Trail junction. The trail cuts through the temperate Bogachiel Rainforest and is easily accessible just a few miles south of Forks, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. The Bogachiel Rainforest is a 'low maintenance priority' for the NPS and as a result, conditions can vary widely. There are multiple creek crossings, some of which can be very difficult or impossible to cross during high water. The trail is generally easy to moderate in good conditions, but can change at any time. The best season for the trail is May through September.
Olympic Peninsula Overview
We spent a week exploring the Olympic Penninsula. Lodging destinations are the Pacific Inn Motel and the Lake Pleasant Beach house.
Top 14. Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Olympic National Park, Washington
Top 14. Tourist Attractions & Things to Do in Olympic National Park, Washington: Hurricane Ridge, Ruby Beach, Hoh Rain Forest, Olympic National Forest, Crescent Lake, Rialto Beach, Sol Duc Falls, Second Beach Trail, Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center, Quinault Rain Forest, Shi Shi Beach, Hoh River, Sol Duc Hot Springs
Kalaloch Campground, Olympic National Park, Washington State Coast
Kalaloch Campground is a popular campground on the Washington coast on highway 101, north of the Quinault Reservation. Kalaloch is a large campground with many sections, a great beach area, nearby store, and a couple of interesting short trails.
It is an amazing place to explore the beach and watch the sun set. Parts of the campground are open year round.
This video shows you what the campground looks like during low season when few people are camping.
10 Western Washington Waterfalls
Check out 10 Western Washington Waterfalls we visited in 2016 while working on the Trail of the Week. Find information on how to get to most of these falls (one is more than a half mile off trail) at wwwb.thenewstribune.com/hikes
Vlog Kalaloch Beach | Olympic National Park | Wa
Kalaloch /ˈkleɪlɒk/ is an unincorporated resort area entirely within Olympic National Park in western Jefferson County, Washington, United States. Kalaloch accommodations (lodge, cabins, and campgrounds) are on a 50-foot (15 m) bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, west of U.S. Highway 101 on the Olympic Peninsula, north of the reservation of the Quinault Indian Nation.
Amazing Camping Spots In Washington. TOP 20
Amazing Camping Spots In Washington. TOP 20: Mount Rainier National Park, Olympic National Park, Bainbridge Island, Moran State Park, Mount St. Helens, Neah Bay. Lake Chelan, Deception Pass State Park, North Cascades National Park, Lake Crescent. Clallam Bay. Baker Lake. Coldwater Lake. Columbia Hills State Park, Lacamas Lake, Palouse Falls State Park, Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest. Palmer Lake. Lena Lake, Washington Park
ProTrails.com: North Fork Sol Duc River, Olympic National Park
The North Fork Sol Duc Trail is arguably one of the nicest but least known river treks in Olympic National Park. This minimally maintained trail fords the North Fork Sol Duc River and traces it upstream through an archetypal old growth forest:
Magical Forests & Beaches // Olympic National Park
Mind blown. Hope you guys like this edit of my escape to Olympic National Park. It's home to the only rainforests in the Continental United States, and also home to some of the most dramatic beaches I've ever seen. Magic at every turn. Places featured in this video are:
Sol Duc Falls
Domaine Madeline Bed & Breakfast
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Exploring Washington State | Dungeness Spit
After our adventures in Hawaii, Wild and Growing took the time to visit family in Washington State. We visited the longest sand spit in the United States! It's home to a wildlife protected area and located on the Strait of Juan de Fuca. During our time here we saw lots of cool wild life including Mergansers, a bald eagle, crustaceans, a blue heron, a seal, and lots of birds!
The entire Dungeness Spit trail trail is 6 miles to the lighthouse on the end of the spit. We only ended up walking 3 miles out. The Dungeness Spit, continues to grow 13 feet each year, as the bluffs degrade.
Besides the amazing wildlife and massive piles of driftwood we came across, we also found large amount of kelp! Kelp creates an important habitat for many sea creatures but are threatened by sea urchins who eat the roots of kelp. Sea otters protect the kelp by eating the sea urchins, their favorite meal. Learn how you can protect sea otters here:
Music by David Moran.
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Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington
The Hoh Rainforest is one of the rainiest places in the United States, it is a beautiful, tranquil place that I could return to over and over again.
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CAMPING ON THE OLYMPIC PENINSULA ↟↟ Olympic National Forest, Washington
Our first time camping in the Olympic National Forest with our friends Michael and Jeanie. We spent three days car camping and exploring Crescent Lake and the HOH Rainforest.
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Sol Duc Cabin, Olympic Peninsula, Washington