Category: Washington Places


The Mysterious Suspended Bike of Ruston, Washington

Oh, mysterious suspended bike of the Ruston waterfront, who made thee? Who shaped thy strange handlebars? Who bound up thy body in wood and left thee, as though in flight, suspended over the Sound? Where did you come from, you weird artifact? From the depths of someone’s imagination? Or from some place darker? Are you […]

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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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