Olympic National Park beaches
Trip Start Jun 05, 2007
60Trip End Jul 26, 2007
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Around 12:30PM I went to the Kalaloch Lodge for lunch. After I found a comfy sofa in the lobby and had a solid nap.
At 2PM I met up with another ranger for a tour. She took us on a two hour hike through the coastal rainforest. I was surprised to learn that this coastal rainforest was different from the nearby Hoh Rainforest. Along the hike she pointed out various tree, plant and animal life.
Following the tour I drove north to Ruby Beach. It was so different from Beach 4 because it was a pebble beach. It is incredible to be on the beach and to look behind you and see rainforest. The beach had all kinds of interestingly shaped gigantic rock formatins in the shallow shoreline. Way off in the distance was an island with a lighthouse.
Aroun d 6:30PM I arrived at Rialto Beach. It was about a 45 minute drive. This beach was also a pebble beach. There were two rock islands and their coastline shot straight up as rocky cliffs. On top of the island were lush green trees.
In the evening I went for some Chinese food. Back at camp I got a fire going and sat out for a couple of hours.
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