The Olympic Peninsula
The Olympic Peninsula, with the Pacific Ocean to its west, the Straight of San Juan de Fuca to its north, and the Hood Canal to its east, is one of the most geographically diverse places in the country. Its 3600 square miles contain three temperate rain forests, the Olympic mountain range, lakes, the Olympic National Forest, about a dozen state parks, and, of course, Olympic National Park. And, the town of Forks, where the Twilight books take place.
I spent about ten days on the Olympic Peninsula last month and while it feels like I saw a lot, I really only skimmed the surface of what that area has to offer. Here are some highlights!
The next three photos are from Ruby Beach, located about an hour from Lake Quinault on the Peninsula's southwest coast. The beach is absolutely stunning and one of the most popular destinations in the area. Like many other beaches in the area, Ruby Beach has a lot of driftwood (pieces of wood that have been washed ashore) and the same haystack rock formations as Cannon Beach.
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