Super late writing this up. Been a busy couple weeks around here.
Friday, August 3rd, a group met up at the Tractor Supply in Shelton to embark on a trip across the Olympic Peninsula to the Hoh River.
We worked our way across FS23 making a quick stop at High Steel Bridge. For those that don't know, it's a very tall bridge made out of...you guessed it... steel. It's become a quite a hub for graffiti art.
I didn't get many pictures after this for a while. Shortly after leaving we ran into some forest service guys who advised us that active logging activities were going on in the direction we were heading. Apprehensively, we trudged on waiting to get run over at any minute by a logging truck or some such.
A few hours later we made it across without incident. We worked our way up the coast to our camp for the night...we thought. We pulled into "camp" around dinner time to find the location was quite busy. I called Olympic native DJ Johnson to work out some alternatives. After a few minutes on the phone we set off to check out Plan B. Well Plan B was full too. At this point we lost a couple of people who didn't care for the unknowns of our situation.
Meanwhile I'm sweating about finding a location to fit 7 vehicles and 4 trailers. On down the line we went.
Several miles went by and then BEHOLD! The most immaculate gravel bar camp that one could ask for arrived.
Some water crossing was required to get to our camp
Nathan took this awesome aerial shot.
Saturday everyone split up to do their own things. Some folks went to the rainforest. Some went nowhere in particular. Max and I decided Rialto Beach sounded like a good idea. We were wrong. WAAAY too many people! After fighting for parking, we went and looked at the ocean for a few minutes, then said screw it and left. Spent the rest of the day chilling at camp.
Sunday was a lazy one too. Most people packed up and left pretty early but Max and I hung out until sometime int he afternoon. Headed to a more secluded beach in Olympic National Park for a while, then parted ways and headed for home.
Dax had a fantastic time.
She found a stick she wanted to take home....but got bored of carrying it after a while.
Fantastic trip! Thanks to everyone who came out and made it great. Look forward to seeing you on the next one!