Today I’m featuring great photography taken by Angela Anderson in Olympic Peninsula. I felt for this place from the very first sight, back in 2010! Couldn’t resist hosting this picture! Angela is super bubbly Girl running Angela Travels Blog. You can follow her on Instagram and Facebook.
Picture Story: Olympic Peninsula, WA, USA
After a year of the Olympic Mountain Range taunting me to explore from across the Puget Sound, I finally made it to Washington’s coastline. A short drive and ferry ride from Seattle, WA, the Olympic Peninsula offers amazing hiking and camping options. My boyfriend and I decided to finish the summer by heading to the coast to enjoy some sand and sun for my birthday. Since boyfriend is not a huge Twilight fan, we stuck to our hiking plans and avoided Forks and La Push, but I kept my eyes out for vampires and werewolves.
After registering with the park rangers, we were ready to dodge the tide to hike along the coast. Just offshore are rock stacks broken away from the corroding coast. Beaches were lined with various types of seaweed, including long strands of kelp, which Andy (pictured) decided to act like Indiana Jones and whip the kelp towards me. I was a little grossed out by the kelp, so I kept my distance.
Switching between the beach and the wooded bluffs, we hiked to the tunes of nature-leaves rustling in the wind and waves crashing against the shore. When we finished hiking the bluffs, we hiked barefoot along the beach. After hiking roughly 11 km (or 7 miles), we set up camp, watched the sun set and the stars twinkle. The trail is usually a 29 km (or 18 mile) hike one way but can be done in sections. We started at Third Beach and continued as far as Toleak Point. It was truly an amazing trip. More tide crossings were required on our hike back. I was crawling under fallen trees and running as the waves retreated. We had perfect weather and plan on making it an annual trip with friends. I am also going to bring my bathing suit next time, along with my Kindle, more food and materials for a fire on the beach.