Month: May 2017


Mean, Mean Mount Storm King: Path to Stunning Views Littered With Bodies of the Broken and Dejected

Mount Storm King is a Cruel and Vengeful King There are few easily accessible hikes I’ve ever seen turn away more would-be climbers than Mount Storm King does. I met the victims, walking wounded, several times on my way down the mountain. “Are we almost to the top?” these strangers asked between labored gasps. They […]

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Wildlife Viewing in Washington State: Quinault Rain Forest Roosevelt Elk

Lake Quinault and the Quinault Rain Forest are Great for Wildlife Viewing I’m a bit of a fanatic for the Lake Quinault area. It’s one of the best spots in the Pacific Northwest for finding solitude, hiking, fishing, and viewing wildlife. I’ve seen black bear, deer, bald eagle, and a mountain lion, all very close […]

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Ruby in the Mist

Walking Ruby Beach in the mist is like walking some orphaned strand stretching out between two dream seas. Great rocks, calcified husks of ancient sea giants, loom out of the water to one side. To the other, ancient trees stand tall and blind, patiently marking the moments in a world cut loose from time. Driftwood, bones […]

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