As promised, we loaded into the car and headed out to get Mark’s birthday present. However, first, we stopped in Squim
for lunch. Great Mexican food. Now, with full stomachs, we thought we could focus better on the task at hand. So, we drove on to
the Olympic Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles. Here, Mark was able to
get his senior park pass. Now, he was ready to go….so, we headed into the park….destination, Hurricane Ridge. This drive had been closed due to
a big landslide, but, the park ranger at the visitor center told us that it just reopened today. It was a 17 mile drive, but
what a drive and view. If you could see through the haze, you would be looking straight across at Victoria, BC.
As we drove on up to the top, I was amazed at the size
of the trees. But, nothing prepared me for what
I was going to see when we reached the top. Which by the way was 5,255 feet.
We took a short hike
around this trail and through the trees. What a beautiful day. We found a
black tailed deer taking a rest in the shade while
baby was out exploring.
Soon, it was time to head back down the mountain, but not before getting one more
picture of Carrie Glacier.
Wow…what a great day, and again Happy Birthday, Mark. I hope you too had a memorable adventure.