Sol Duc Falls and Hurricane Ridge

The day after the 4th of July we decided to take a trip into the Olympic National Park to see the Sol Duc Falls and Hurricane Ridge.  I love road trips with my little family.  Adam is getting to the age where he just loves having a captive audience and just talks and talks and talks.  We left early in the morning to get to the falls in time to do the mile long hike and get back for lunch and let Adam nap in the car on the way to the next stop at Hurricane Ridge.  It worked like a charm!

You have to drive right along Lake Crescent to get to the falls.  I LOVE this drive.  It is especially amazing in the morning when the sun is coming up over the mountains.

He takes his airplane everywhere with him.

Adam kept some Goldfish in his pockets for the hike.  Smart kid.

Adam is constantly whipping David's head around to steer him when he is on his shoulders.  I love the look on his face.  Classic.

Adam has been picking flowers lately and bringing them to me.  "Mommy for you."  My heart melts.

Getting ready for nap.

I was so upset when I got home and saw all the spots on my pictures from Hurricane Ridge.  The sensor was pretty dirty...and I was so upset that we drove to Seattle the next day just to get it cleaned.  Ugh.

The Olympics.  Mount Olympus is the peak furtherst back and partly in the clouds.  You really feel like you are on top of the world at Hurricane Ridge.  It is incredibly beautiful.  I wish I could capture the beauty, but I can' come visit.  Simple solution, right?

Yes.  Snow.  There was snow on July 5th.  Adam loved it.


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MariePhotographie said...

Gorgeous pics! Looks like such a fun adventure!

SSToone said...

We went to Hurricane Ridge and hiked Hurricane Hill last year, it is very beautiful up there! Sol Duc was closed last year, man that looks beautiful!

Did you take your camera to Glazers or somewhere else?

Misty said...

Looks AMAZING!!!

Michelle said...

ok, you've talked me into coming out to visit you! no, but serious, i was showing my husband these pics & he seriously wants to know how this hike was for you with in, we should do that. these are absolutely GORGEOUS pictures!!

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