My college roommate visited this weekend and I had a great time taking them around the Olympic Peninsula. We had to refill a tire and got caught in a sudden hail storm in Port Angeles. Our first stop was at the lodge at Lake Crescent.
We ate lunch at Cape Flattery. The pictures really don't do it justice.
The main event was the 9.5 mile Ozette Triangle. The coast was sunny and the clouds were sparse. The hike starts with three miles on boardwalks through the forest, with another three (long) miles across the rocky beach, and ends with another three miles through the forest back to the starting point.
About halfway through the hike we searched for petroglyphs at Wedding Rock. We found about 5 of the 40 documented petroglyphs. Next time I'll bring a better map of where to find them. I've thought about coming back to camp to be able to spend more time on the coast and catch the sunset.
From there, we headed to our cabin in Quillayute for the night. We ate breakfast at Rialto Beach then headed to Sol Duc and hiked to the falls. The forest was snowier and colder than the coast. The falls were super impressive, falling maybe 50 feet into a rocky chasm. Again, this picture doesn't do it any justice.
A soak in the Sol Duc Hot Springs was the perfect way to end the weekend hiking.