Olympic National Park! “Part 2” of my trip up to Washington.
This place reminds me of Zion, you can’t just drive around and pull over and cool shots are right there. You actually have to do the hikes and nature walks to see things, with the exception of Hurricane Ridge. Once again, should of done that research…
If you’re planning on making the trip up here you absolutely have to stay somewhere in or really close to the park. I stayed in Sequim which is about 30-40 minutes outside of the park and I got burned out with all the driving since most of the stuff is on the Northwest and West side of the park. Unlike most of the other national parks where you get in at the entrance and everything is right there. This one is chopped up and there’s a bunch of entrances and they all only have a few sites to see. Which made for a tiring trip.
Another thing to make sure of is the weather. It’s always cloudy and rainy here, especially as you get towards the park area because of the increase in elevation, so plan accordingly! I had to cut my Rainier trip a day short because of the weather.
On another note, what I did see was amazing! Sol Duc Falls was probably the coolest waterfall I’ve ever seen! The trails leading up to it were super cool too. Everything is covered in moss, including all the trees. Lake Crescent was so beautiful, crystal clear pristine teal blue water.
Thanks for reading!