It looks like the rain and grey skies are here for the next few days, helping turn the Olympic rainforest more green and giving the Olympic Mountains a sexy, white top, as if they were turning in Helen Mirren. The weather forecast for the week is clouds and rain through Thursday Night, with clouds and clearing by Friday. The snow level will be around 2 or 3 thousand feet. Of course, these details may change. Finally, all images below are not mine, but public.
We start today at the mouth of the Elwha River. While pumping out enough sediment to be seen from google maps, this river is returning to her majestic levels. Sadly, the weather this week doesn’t make it as attractive as it should be. Click here for area hikes :
Up the Mountains at Hurricane Ridge, the weather isn’t much better. With fresh POW falling though, it is sure to be an epic weekend to ski and board.
Down from the ridge, over to the west, Lake Crescent looks like it is socked in nicely. With dark clouds hovering above, the weather is making this deep lake look even more intimidatingly beautiful.
In Sequim, where they claim they are in a Rain Shadow, we get 2 images that disprove these lies. One is from the amazingly beautiful John Wayne Marina and the other is from the picturesque Dungeness Spit.
Finally, we head out to the coast, where even Twilight Fans would find the day somewhat depressing. Granted, we locals love this weather, because during the rain and light wind of winter, the Pacific Ocean on the Olympic Peninsula is beautiful.
If you are hiking this week, stay dry and warm, and remember to check snow levels and weather forecasts!
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