2013 Western Road Trip Day 12, June 10th

Today is our only full day here at La Push. Our plans are to drive around Crescent Lake, a crystal clear mountain lake that is estimated to be from 600 to 1,000 feet deep and do the 1.6 mile round trip hike to the falls of the Sol Duc River. Unfortunately Jane was feeling too sick to to join us and stayed back to rest.

The hike to the falls is a piece of cake for Denny and Babs, but a bit of a challenge for me because of rocks and my balance. However, I plugged along and made the hike and was rewarded with a breath taking view of the falls. The route was filled with unbelievably large and tall trees, many moss covered. There were also streams that crossed the path in several locations. Here are photos of the falls and flora and fauna that we saw.

Stream through the forest

Stream through the forest

Down hill, up hill, down hill, up hill

Down hill, up hill, down hill, up hill

Hollowed out log

Hollowed out log

Finally the falls

Finally the falls

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Mushrooms groing

Mushrooms growing

Fallen logs

Fallen logs

On the way out of the forest

On the way out of the forest

We had a picnic lunch and stopped by the lake for an ice cream and then headed back to La Push to enjoy the beautiful ocean views and relax.

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Denny  and Jane cooked steaks on the grill and Babs fixed her array of vegetables and baked potatoes.

Denny & Jane cooking steaks on the grill

Denny & Jane cooking steaks on the grill

The ocean views are fantastic and we planned the start a fire on the beach and roast marshmallows but it is too windy and Katy’s Jason isn’t here to start one like he did last time that we were here. So I guess we’ll roast them over  the grill and savor our last ocean views.

Our last sunset at the beach. An end to a perfect day!

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Tomorrow we head for Seattle.

Babs Says: Frank did it! So proud! Steaks tonight?

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