Day 1: Olympic National Park

We woke up at Lake Crescent to find it still drizzling… we would find this to be the the theme most of our trip. After a delicious breakfast of eggs and bacon, we headed over to the rangers station off of Hurricane Ridge to get permits for the week. We had originally planned to go back to Lake Crescent and go kayaking, but due to the weather, decided to opt for a hike instead.

We drove up the road along the Elwha River. We stopped to check out the remnants of the old dam and a few creeks along the road.

We continued up Whiskey Bend Road to the trailhead for Goblin Gates.

The hike to Goblin Gates was fairly easy. We ate lunch on a rock which hung out over the water.

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After lunch, we decided to head up the river a bit more and then cut back to the main trail.

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On the drive back to Lake Crescent, we we stopped to check out Madison and Marymere Falls.

 

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