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Friday Picture Trip Around the Olympic Peninsula: Jan 25th, 2013

We all look outside in the morning, hoping against hope that the weather forecast ( Usually something like “a chance of rain, a chance of showers, followed by wind and rain”) is incorrect. If it is cloudy, most of us want to know two things: Where is it sunny right now and how long does it take to get there?

Today on the Olympic Peninsula, we are lucky enough to see all types of weather in just a small area, so enjoy the pictures and remember that you can go to any of these places in juts a few short hours from Seattle.

 

Starting the morning, we look over Hood Canal toward the Olympic Mountains…which is absolutely gorgeous right now:

Olympic Mountains and Hood Canal

Olympic Mountains and Hood Canal

 

Even Sequim, which is almost as dry as Los Angeles, seems to be holding off the clouds and rain quite well, as shown at Dungeness Spit:

Dungeness Spit

Dungeness Spit

 

Hurricane Ridge is amazing, and if you are like me, looking at the snow-capped peaks in the distance, the sun and blue sky, it is easy to fall in love with this sight:

The always beautiful Hurricane Ridge

The always beautiful Hurricane Ridge

 

Not to worry though, just below the mountains to the west is Lake Crescent, which is socked in enough to make you wonder what you are looking at:

Foggy Lake Crescent

Foggy Lake Crescent

 

Just for reference, this is what it normally looks like:

Normal Lake Crescent

Normal Lake Crescent

 

Finally, for those of you who are dreading the forecast of rain through the weekend, here is the coast near LaPush and Forks, the sun fighting to keep us happy and warm:

 

LaPush

LaPush

 

 

For nearby hikes on the areas shown, check out these links:

 

Lake Cushman/Staircase: http://exotichikes.com/lake-cushmanstaircase-rapids-report-january-2nd-2013/       or     http://exotichikes.com/staircase-step-up-into-the-olympic-national-park/

 

Mount Ellinor: http://exotichikes.com/mount-ellinor-hike/

 

Sequim: http://exotichikes.com/dungeness-spit/

 

Hurricane Ridge: http://exotichikes.com/hurricane-ridge-hikes/

 

Lake Crescent: http://exotichikes.com/lake-crescent-and-marymere-falls-one-of-the-olympic-peninsulas-best-areas/

 

Forks Area: http://www.quileutenation.org/

 

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