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Private Tour: Olympic National Park Day Trip from Seattle
"Your day trip to Olympic National Park starts with a downtown Seattle hotel pickup for the scenic drive from Seattle. Enjoy a light breakfast of pastries and hot beverages in your luxury SUV or Mercedes van and enjoy the views of the coastal mountains as you near the park. During the drive to and inside the park you’ll make plenty of stops to take photos spot waterfalls and explore the area on short nature walks with your private naturalist guide. Home to the dramatic Olympic Mountains remote beaches and a lush temperate rainforest Olympic National Park is not just a national park — it’s also an International Biosphere Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage site. In other words it’s a spectacular natural wonder that overwhelms visitors with its beauty
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Private Tour: Butchart Gardens and Saanich Peninsula
"The Butchart Gardens draw more than 1000000 visitors to the Saanich Peninsula every year to experience world-class gardens and incredible scenery.  Designated a National Historic Site due to its international acclaim and renown the gardens offer vibrant displays of verdant plant life and scenic pathways allowing visitors incredible opportunities to explore graceful fountains recreated Japanese temples and renaissance-inspired displays. Your 2.5-hour tour starts with a pickup from your Victoria-based hotel or lodging in a small 10-passenger van.  After meeting your driver and tour host you will drive through half an hour of strikingly lush natural scenery as you make your way to the gardens.  Your guide will intersperse bad jokes and personal anecdotes with a careful narration of the history and details of the Saanich Pe
From CAD421.00
 
Seaplane Flight to Vancouver with Fully-Narrated Bus Tour
"Check in 30 minutes prior to your flight departure time at the Victoria Harbour Airport located centrally in Victoria's historical Inner Harbour. Before taking flight take part in a short safety briefing. Then you’ll be ready for your 35-minute scenic flight to Vancouver. Departing from downtown Victoria you'll first fly out over the Peninsula with the world famous Butchart Gardens below Mount Baker in the distance and Salt Spring Island. Then head out into the Georgia Strait
From CAD429.00

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Poetry along the Trail

Poetry Walks is a program supported by the North Olympic Library System. This Poetry Walk is along the Hall of Mosses Trail in the Hoh Rain Forest. Some outstanding poetry selections are posted all...
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Coralline Algae

I've been to many tide pools but this was my first experience seeing Coralline Algae. It is a pink colored algae that forms on shallow rocky shorelines and sea bottoms, especially on reefs. The...
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Deer Lake Wildlife

After my 4 mile hike to Deer Lake, I continued on the social trail to the far end of the lake. This provides a different view and just as scenic from either end. However, the highlight at the lake...
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Hindsight 20/20

Every now and again you make some regrettable travel decisions and we made 2 biggies on this trip. We'd opted to drive down the coast from Forks, exploring beaches along the way, and spend a night in...
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goodfish
Jan 12, 2013

Olympic National Park

To me, one of the most beautiful places in Washington State is the Olympic Peninsula. Most of the peninsula is taken up by Olympic National Park. Olympic National Park pretty much has it all,...
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Basaic
Oct 24, 2011

A note about Forks

A few years ago Stephenie Meyer penned a romance called "Twilight" about a young girl, named Bella, and a vampire, named Edward, and struck gold. So did the little down-on-its-luck logging town of...
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goodfish
Jan 05, 2011
 
 
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A note about park accommodations

I'm crazy about our national parks but not necessarily their accommodations.On the plus side: they are usually in beautiful locations, can offer spectacular views, are convenient to some trailheads...
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Mar 23, 2010

crisp cold air to the back door

I was up early and had forewarned my wife that I would hike further into the basin alone. Despite a ranger explaining it was easy, we had not been able to connect the hike from the previous day back...
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richiecdisc
Nov 14, 2009

hanging from a bear wire

Though the hike to Deer Lake was all uphill, it went surprisingly quickly. I guess all the sugar from the ice cream fueled us on but a late start meant a late arrival and after dining appropriately...
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richiecdisc
Nov 14, 2009

be careful what you wish for

That's when I saw my polar bear. Right in front of me. Adrenaline coursed through me and then I realized what the grunting was the night before. It was this beautiful mountain goat. Strong, white and...
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richiecdisc
Nov 13, 2009

Tillamook makes the back-to-back trek go down

We knew which treks we wanted to do and unlike at Rainier where our efforts were thwarted by late season lingering snow, Olympic was just thawing out. Our visit to the backcountry ranger station...
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richiecdisc
Nov 13, 2009

I wanted to backpack

Olympic is a great park for its variety of terrains and while you can enjoy all of them casually, the only way to immerse yourself in the diversity is to backpack into it. You can see them change from...
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richiecdisc
Nov 13, 2009

Kalaloch

Kalaloch is located near the beaches. Here you will find a lodge and resort which consists of a series of cabins which appeared similar to the ones we stayed in at Sol Duc, a campground and general...
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goingsolo
Jul 16, 2006

Hoh Rain Forest

The Hoh rain forest is the most unusual area of the park, and a beautiful place to visit, even briefly. Its about a two and a half hour drive from Port Angeles to the rain forest. From highway 101,...
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Jul 15, 2006

Top Hotels in Olympic National Park

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416 Lake Crescent Road, , Washington, 98363, United States
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Quillayute River, Washington, United States
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7764 La Push Road, Forks, Washington, 98331, United States
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Sol Duc Road, U.S. 101, PO Box 2169, , Washington, 98362, United States
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Top Things to Do in Olympic National Park

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Salmon Cascades

Salmon Cascades is a viewpoint on the Sol Duc River where there is an impressive waterfall that Salmon swimming upstream after to overcome. During October through early November, Salmon will swim up...
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Maple Grove - Hoh Rain Forest

While hiking along the Hall of Mosses Trail, you will come across a short side trail that leads to a small stand of trees. The are protected by a fence to keep people out. Due to the name I am...
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Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach is part of a detached portion of Olympic National Park It's on the Pacific coast just off Route 101. There is good signage on route 101 where to turn off it is a short drive the the...
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Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall is a large hole formed through a large sea stack. It was created by wind and water over time. To get here, you must walk 1.5 miles north from the Rialto Beach parking lot along the...
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Canyon Creek Shelter

This historic shelter was built in 1939 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). It is the last remaining shelter in the park built by them and was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places...
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Madison Creek Falls

Madison Creek Falls is located in the Elwha Valley and a short drive off Route 101. Due to the road being washed out, Olympic Hot Spring Road is closed further up but fortunately stops at the trail...
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Top 5 Olympic National Park Writers

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"Where Wishes Come True: Olympic National Park"
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goodfish

"Olympic National Park"
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chewy3326

"A Spectacular Coastal Mountain Wilderness"
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goingsolo

"Crown Jewel of the Pacific Northwest"
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Basaic

"Basaic Olympic National Park Page"
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