I have often posted images of the trail up the North Fork Skokomish … or showed images of the area. I was going through photos and found this nice pair of photos about 5 miles up the trail, where it crosses a small creek. A National Park crew was installing a new bridge. With hand rails on BOTH sides! Quite nice.
Another Sunset Photo
This was taken from the top of Blue Mountain in north central Olympic National Park. You can drive most of the way to the top … it’s just above Deer Park Campground where I was staying … and it’s a short walk up from the end of the road. A popular spot to watch the sunset.
The North Fork Skokomish
This is a shot from a viewpoint that overlooks Lake Cushman and has looks up the valley (which runs around to the right) of the North Fork Skokomish River. One of my favorite hiking locations. I was on my way back from a hike up Mt Rose, which is the hillside on the right of the image. It’s a steep trail and a good workout. I didn’t get anywhere near the top, since it was New Year’s Eve Day and therefore not many hours of daylight … and I got a late start.
This is the ridge that is just west of the North Fork Skokomish just north of the Staircase Ranger Station in the Olympic National Park. There’s something about misty ridges that attract and hold my attention. I’m not sure why that is … mystery? memories of when those clouds started raining on me?
It is something that comes with the coastal areas in the Pacific Northwest, though.
Sitting on a Bench
The black area of the tree seems to be hovering over this woman sitting on the waterfront/beach bench in downtown Port Townsend. It imparts an ominous feel to the image. (shot on Tri-X film)