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Short Visit to Nooksack Falls

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Morning of June 9th, after we got our breakfast from Downtown Bellingham Washington, we took a little road trip up to Mt. Baker - Heather Meadows Base Ski Area. But on our way up there, we did a short stop and visited the Nooksack Falls. It is well worth the stop. The beauty of nature is amazing and it is a convenient stop when going up to Mt. Baker.  Nooksack Falls is about 43 miles from Bellingham. There is a good signage on the road and it was easy to spot. A short drive down to parking lot from WA-542 scenic highway.   We missed the small parking lot and drove to the other side of the bridge, a one way bridge. The parking lot is actually on left side just before the bridge and from the parking lot, it was a short walk to the right going to waterfall viewing area.  A beautiful stream flowing down to the Nooksack river. The water, trees, mosses, and ferns are all  spectacular. This view is on the right side of the road going down to the parking lot of Nooksack Falls. Amazing Nooksack

Olympic Peninsula Adventure

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From La Conner Thousand Trails RV & Camping Resort, we drove to Coupeville Ferry Terminal. We were on the standby lane and didn't get on the first Ferry but we got on the next one. But because of that, we were able to explore Fort Casey State Park. Here's the link to that adventure A Ferry Ride to Port Townsend From Coupeville  When we arrived at Port Townsend it was late in the afternoon so we decided to spend a night in the area. We drove to Port Angeles and checked in at the Riviera Inn. Nothing special with the Inn but it was clean, cheap, and it suffice our need for the night. The next day, we checked out early from the Inn, got our breakfast, then head up Hurricane Ridge Olympic National Park. We stopped at the Overlook-Victoria B.C. From there I made a reservation for the Ferry back to Coupeville. The Ferry was full until the 5:15pm sailing time, so I went ahead and made that reservations.  We had a nice drive up to Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center.  Here's the lin

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

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