Subalpine Forest Path

Subalpine Forest Path

This image is another taken from the area around Deer Park in Olympic National Park. The campground is at about 5400 feet (1646 meters), so you can enjoy the high country without having to backpack up to it … although the road is narrow, winding and unpaved. You can see the area that was burned a few years earlier. Fortunately, the campground was protected and not damaged by the fire. The ‘skirts’ about the base of the trees are distinctive.

Sitting around the Campfire

Sitting around the Campfire

I have backpacked more than I’ve camped out. But when you have back muscle spasms, backpacking just isn’t the best option for comfort. Then camping and dayhiking is a better option. It lets you bring a lot of luxury items like kerosene lamps, camp chairs and maybe a cooler with some adult beverages. Ya make do the best you can.

15 Years of Rock Fall

Dosewallips Road Cliff area circa 2006

I was going through my images and found these two that were taken at about the same spot 15 years apart. I thought it was real interesting to see the changes. The road is washed out about 5 miles from here … and so it hasn’t been maintained since the storms of 2001. So the top photo was after 5 years of erosion. The bottom photo is 15 years later, in 2021.

Dosewallips Road Cliff area circa 2021

Ferry Ride

The Salish Ferry at Coupeville Dock

My previous post showed the fog bank and shoreline, shot on the ferry from Port Townsend to Coupeville. Once at the Coupeville dock, I left the ferry and bought a return ticket, then walked back on the ferry. The trip time is about 35 minutes each way, so a pleasant excursion at reasonable cost … $1.80 round trip.

Walk-on Passengers Load First
During the Loading of Vehicles … (fewer people on deck)

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