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Why you should really go to Forks, WA

The book version of Bella's truck is on the left, the movie version is on the right.

The book version of Bella’s truck is on the left, the movie version is on the right.

Pimp my ride Bella Swan!

You’re looking at the two biggest attractions in Forks, WA.  For some reason, a couple of old trucks parked in front of the visitor center are calling to people from all over the world.  I even met a family from Holland.

Kudos to Stephenie Meyer for turning the sleepy little town of Forks into a place that is on the map.

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But the real reason Forks should be remembered is because it is right next to  Olympic National Park, which is quite simply awesome.

Olympic National Park has it all.  Mountains, glaciers, beaches, hot springs, rain forests, wildlife and lakes.  My only regret is that I don’t have a picture of Hurricane Ridge to share.

For those of you who are a bit hazy on Washington geography, Olympic National Park is on the Olympic Peninsula, which means Pacific Ocean beaches.  From Edmonds, we take the Edmonds/Kingston ferry over to the Peninsula, and then start driving.  The Pacific Ocean is about four hours from home.

Want to go arm-chair camping with us?  Grab your bug spray and let’s go!

Want to go arm-chair camping with us?

We need a tent that can handle rain.

Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc Falls is 1.6 miles roundtrip, and gorgeous.

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach has garnets in the sand!

A nurse log in the Hoh Rain forest

Hoh Rain forest is a great place to look for nurse logs.  Those are fallen trees with other trees growing out of them.

The Hall of Mosses.  Trees like Big Leaf Maples use moss to stay hydrated.

The Hall of Mosses. Trees like Big Leaf Maples use moss to stay hydrated.

Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent

Roosevelt Elk

Roosevelt Elk

Dungeness crabs on Kalaloch beach

Dungeness crabs on Kalaloch beach

Green Sea Anenome

Green Sea Anemone

Beaches without people

Beaches without people

A mosquito massacre on my car.

A mosquito massacre on my car.

 

 


1 Comment

  1. dangermom says:

    Wow, gorgeous! I would love to take a trip up there someday.

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