Northwest Washington

A trip from Sept. 4-12, 2007

Olympic National Park, San Juan Island, Mt. Rainier National Park

Mt. Rainier from the top of Comet Falls Trail (Van Trump Park)


Some friends of ours were having a suprise 30th wedding anniversary party in Bellingham, WA and we decided to fly up and make a week of it, exploring the Olympic peninsula, San Juan Island and Rainier National Park.  We flew to Seattle, rented a car and drove to Amanda Park, WA for the first night.  Amanda Park is on Lake Quinault where they get over 140 inches of rain per year!  Once in that area, we explored the Quinault Rainforest, the many beaches along the west coast, Cape Flattery, the Makah Indian Museum at Neah Bay and the Dungeness Wilflife Refuge.

We rode the ferry from Port Townsend to Keystone and arrived in Bellingham for the party then, the next day headed over to San Juan Island (ferry from Anacortes).  After two nights on San Juan, we took the ferry back to Anacortes and drove down to Mt. Rainier National Park for a day and a half.

This trip only made us want to go back!  There is so much to see and do up there, maybe get Barb to lead me up to the top of Rainier.

If you are interested in this area and want to watch our 14 minute movie (broadband) of the trip, click here.

Rialto Beach Quinault Rainforest Ruby Beach


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