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A Hike to Marymere Falls

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 After our Trip to Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park , we drove to Lake Crescent Olympic National Park  and parked our vehicle in the parking lot close to Storm King Ranger Station. There were a lot of vehicles in the parking lot but we had no problem finding a parking spot.  The trail to Marymere Falls starts just past the Storm King Ranger Station. A nice 1.5 mile round trip nature trail, mostly flat until the Falls Creek log bridge, then the trail gradually ascends 200 feet in elevation. It was an easy and beautiful hike but my shoes and pants got muddy. It also got crowded up there but it's worth the hike and a must see when visiting the Olympic National Park. The view of Marymere Falls and the narrow loop trail Marymere Falls Nature Trail 1.5 Miles Round Trip No Pets, Weapons, or Vehicles The tunnel under the road The passage to the other side. It's so nice that the hikers going to Marymere falls don't have to deal with busy highway US-101 I love the new growth on

A Hike to Marymere Falls

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 After our Trip to Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park , we drove to Lake Crescent Olympic National Park  and parked our vehicle in the parking lot close to Storm King Ranger Station. There were a lot of vehicles in the parking lot but we had no problem finding a parking spot.  The trail to Marymere Falls starts just past the Storm King Ranger Station. A nice 1.5 mile round trip nature trail, mostly flat until the Falls Creek log bridge, then the trail gradually ascends 200 feet in elevation. It was an easy and beautiful hike but my shoes and pants got muddy. It also got crowded up there but it's worth the hike and a must see when visiting the Olympic National Park. The view of Marymere Falls and the narrow loop trail Marymere Falls Nature Trail 1.5 Miles Round Trip No Pets, Weapons, or Vehicles The tunnel under the road The passage to the other side. It's so nice that the hikers going to Marymere falls don't have to deal with busy highway US-101 I love the new growth on

A Trip to Lake Crescent Olympic National Park

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 After our Trip to Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park  we decided to visit Lake Crescent Olympic National Park. We had the time and the park was not that far from Port Angeles. About 18 miles to Lake Crescent Overlook and another 1.7 miles to Lake Crescent Recreation Area. The drive was nice but bit cloudy and rainy in some part.  We didn't really explore the Lake Crescent recreation area because we were more interested on our way to a hike up to Marymere Waterfalls. The parking and the entrance to Marymere falls is in Lake Crescent recreation area. A nice big parking lot (a bit crowded though) with restrooms and information board.   Welcome to Lake Crescent Olympic National Park Storm King Ranger Station  I love the view of this cabin, it's so green around it. With the little white flowers (daisy), the trees, and the misty mountains behind, it so gorgeous! Pristine clear waters of Lake Crescent Tree roots looks like they are crawling up away from the water The shadows of tr

A Trip to Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park

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Here is our unplanned trip to Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park on June 08, 2021. We stayed a night in Port Angeles and drove up to the park around 11am. There are several cars on the road but not really that crowded up there. The weather was nice but a bit chilly, cloudy, and rainy at some part. Hurricane Ridge is the most visited place in the Olympic National Park.    Little blue picking through the clouds and the happy little flowers A mile beyond the visitor center and this is the beauty you'll see. Even with the clouds covering most of the mountain range, the view still is amazing! Several waterfalls can be seen on the road up to Hurricane Ridge and lots of beautiful wildflowers everywhere Welcome to Olympic National Park About 5 miles from this sign is where the Hurricane Ridge National Park entrance and fee station. There are 3 little short tunnels that are really closed to each other Daisies, tress, a little bit of the view of Strait of Juan de Fuca   This tree might b

A Ferry Ride trip to Port Townsend From Coupeville

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  It was a nice afternoon drive after a couple of days rejuvenating (cooped up inside) because of the weather being so cold, rainy, and windy. When it's not raining in Washington it's beautiful! Our plan was to drive from La Conner Thousand Trails RV Resort to Coupeville Ferry Terminal and see if we can catch a Ferry ride to Port Townsend then drive back to La Conner. The drive was about 36 miles to Coupeville Ferry Terminal from La Conner which is not that far. Coupeville Ferry Terminal  We arrived at Coupeville Ferry Terminal just before the 2:45 pm Ferry. We didn't buy our tickets ahead of time because it wasn't really a big deal if we get on or not on the Ferry to Port Townsend. At the check in booth, the guy said the Ferry is full but maybe they'll be able to fit us in. So we went ahead and paid for our tickets then went to our lane (the no reservation lane). The ticket was less than $18 for two of us plus the car. We waited in line until the ferry arrived.