The LaCrosse Pass Trail connects the West Fork of the Dosewallips River Trail with the Duckabush River Trail within the Olympic National Park. The trail doesn’t get a lot of traffic, since it is a couple days hiking in to get to either end. Jeff and I were camped down on the W Fork Dosewallips and hiked to the pass on a dayhike. When we had a chance to hike the side from the Duckabush up to the pass, the trail had a section washed out and it was impassable (it has since been repaired).
This pond is along the Larry Scott Trail south of Port Townsend, WA. There isn’t access to the shore of the pond … it’s all private property … so a shot through the trees is about all I could get. I’ve seen lots of water birds, an eagle perching on one of the overlooking trees, and some water critter that looked like a beaver or such. It was daytime, so the beaver answer is less than certain.
The image below was taken along this same stretch of the Larry Scott. It follows the old railroad grade and it drops off fairly sharply on either side along this section.
It was a pleasant winter day down at Fort Worden State Park and the Point Wilson Lighthouse. The view when the clouds are high or non-existent includes a dramatic view across to Mt Baker in the North Cascades. In this case, it was above the smog layer … or most of it.
I was able to get over to Fort Worden soon after the snowstorm at the end of December. The broken clouds and the views to the southeast and south were spectacular. A real treat after being stuck indoors for a couple days.
This is an old ferry dock (I think) that is just off the waterfront downtown Port Townsend. The storm clouds were coming in rather dramatically. The rain started soon after and continued all the next day,