09-18-2012, 11:11 AM
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I had trouble posting these images earlier. I hope they work this time.
Yesterday my wife and I drove over to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. As you can tell from the sky color, we could not have chosen a better day for the trip.
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This is looking north across the Strait of Juan de Fuca toward Vancouver Island and the town of Victoria.
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Across this valley you can see the damage from a 2003 fire started by lightning.
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The trails are well maintained and easy. The visitor center is visible in the background.
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The visitor center.
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To the east there was quite a bit of haze from wildfires in the eastern part of the state.
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And a nice finish was the relaxing ferry boat ride back to Seattle.
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 09-18-2012, 12:00 PM
  • beartrap
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How beautiful! Scenes like these like out of a movie Shy

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 09-18-2012, 12:01 PM
  • Johnny
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Beautiful pictures John

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 09-18-2012, 12:14 PM
  • Howler
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John, outstanding photos.

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 09-18-2012, 12:23 PM
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GREAT pics.! I love the mountains.

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 09-18-2012, 12:33 PM
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Gorgeous! Why is it called Hurricane Ridge?

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 09-18-2012, 12:37 PM
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(09-18-2012, 12:33 PM)asharperrazor Wrote: Gorgeous! Why is it called Hurricane Ridge?

Thanks, Lee. I think the name comes from the first lodge at the summit having lost its roof in a big wind, which probably reminded someone from a true hurricane region of those storms.

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 09-18-2012, 12:48 PM
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Very nice pictures John.

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 09-18-2012, 12:51 PM
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Wonderful pictures

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 09-18-2012, 12:59 PM
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Great photos, John. We sure are lucky living in the northwest, my friend.

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