Olympic Hot Springs Road Bike Trip

Elwha River Bridge on Olympic Hot Springs Rd.

My friend Gary and I rode our bikes up the Olympic Hot Springs Road (also known as the Elwha River Road) … these days this entails a .7 mile bypass trail around a washed out section of the road. After the bypass, there is about 6 miles of road to get to the trailhead … the hot springs are another 2.2 miles of hiking … which we didn’t hike that day.

I have hiked through this area numbers of times over the last 40 years … but this was the first visit up the road since the washout happened several years ago. It brought back memories. The additional distance has had a dramatic impact on the number of people using the area.

The next post will concentrate on the river.

Pushing the bike along the bypass trail
Happy Biker
After the Ride

Sleeping Truck

Sleeping Truck

This old truck isn’t dead, just sleeping. It’s a long nap. But it’s been a tough life being a truck up in an Alaskan sea town. Naps are well deserved.

Old Truck – Old Geezer

Old Truck – Old Geezer

Not a lot to say about this, except that this is a great friend of mine and we were in the Death Valley area and saw this old wrecked truck. We both like taking photos of things that are old and falling apart. Maybe it’s that we can identify!

Old Truck, Resting

Old Truck, Resting by Allan J Jones Photography
Old Truck, Resting

I shared a photo of an old truck, rusting on the seashore, with friends, once… I made a comment that it was a “dead truck”. I got a reply that old trucks never die, they just sleep.

Camera: Olympus E-10
Lens: Olympus 18mm
ISO 80    1/80th sec    f2.4

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