Olympic Mist, Sol Duc Valley, Olympic National Park. I thought the drifting clouds among the old-growth spruce and fir trees in the Sol Duc Valley were incredible, and the simple, graphic compositions of trees disappearing into the clouds were a lot of fun to shoot.
Anyone else like shooting the simple patterns?
The American public owns all federal public lands, including National Parks, National Forests, Wilderness areas, wild and scenic rivers, and wildlife preserves. As Americans we have a right to visit the places that I named above. Within the United States there are 61 protected lands that we call National Parks. This African American girl has only ever visited 2/61 parks. One in the state in which I was born and one in the state I live currently.
Growing up in Tacoma Mount Rainier was always the backdrop to my life. Wherever I went, there it was. Growing up in a family with 5 kids in the house we rarely ventured to distances over an hour. I realize now that traveling is a privilege. Traveling takes time, gas, planning, money and patience. Mount Rainier was something I learned about very quickly after moving to Washington state, it’s fascinating. A dormant volcano so large it’s impossible to miss when on the west side of our state. But yet, I still have never been there. It’s something so familiar yet unknown to me all the same. I have been near it to explore, I have even seen its tip from peaks around the North Cascades. My goal is to go there for the first time with my children, I want to experience it with them and share the first time memories.
African Americans make up 7% of the visitors to National Parks each year. Latinos, Native Americans and other POC are also underrepresented in these spaces. White folks make up 73% of visitors. Stats to think about as we head into the weekend.. @parksproject#nationalparks#publiclands
Bit of a winter-y themed #flashbackfriday from earlier this year. ❄️ ⠀
One thing I’d like to do more of in 2020 is to be more in tune with nature. I loved my trip to Washington, British Columbia, and Alberta this past summer. Being from a large city, I needed a literal breath of fresh air. And that’s exactly what I got when I ticked Olympic National Park off my list. I would love to go back some day. ❤️⠀
Where do you feel like venturing outdoors in the upcoming year? 🌲
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It's Finally Friday! Join us for double happy hour and live music today and every Friday in our Lounge. Try our seasonal cheesecake artfully made by our in-house pastry team.
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Throw back to being at Olympic National Park. This is easily my favorite picture I took on the trip!
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📆 Save the Date! 📅
We're exactly three months from our brand new event in #Sequim called the Sequim Sunshine Festival. March 6 and 7, 2020 join us to celebrate one of Sequim's best known features: our sunshine! It's #VisitSunnySequim , after all! We'll celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of the spring and summer months with various activities that focus on light, fun, art, physical activity and positive energy for all ages. ☀️
Mark your calendars, we want to celebrate with you! More info on the Sunshine Festival is available here: sequimsunshinefestival.com
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Another Olympic Peninsula moment: The Hoh River
The Hoh is a glacial river fed by glaciers on Mount Olympus. The glaciers grind rock into a fine glacial flour which turns the Hoh River a milky slate blue color. ✨ (Thanks @wikipedia)
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Hurricane Ridge, one of the most popular spots in Olympic National Park, is a favorite destination for national park recreation year round. In winter, after the snow pack develops, it's an ideal place for skiing and snowboarding, which is largely overseen by Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area—one of the few lift service ski areas located in a U.S. national park.
During the adventure of @olympic_nps we came across numerous “Banana Slugs”. They range in size and color and may sometimes be yellow, tan, brown, white, or green. These slimy guys can be found on almost all surfaces and were spotted all over the ground so be careful where you step! Olympic National Parks rainforest did NOT disappoint, that’s for sure!
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Sunset, Rialto Beach, Washington —
Sunset light colors a forest of driftwood logs stranded on Rialto Beach, in Washington's Olympic National Park. 4x5 Tachihara field camera, 125 Fujinon, Velvia film
I recently bought a new graphic pad for editing. With the weather being less then ideal, it has given me time to dig into the archives and see what I can do with other images that I had a plan for, but due to the lack of dexterity of a optical mouse, never tried.
One of my favorite things we did when visiting Olympic National Park in Washington State was heading to the beach at low tide. We saw SO many starfish! Orange and purple starfish were literally everywhere. Olympic National Park has a lot to offer (rainforest, beach and mountains!), but low tide was definitely my favorite part.
For more memorable things to do at Olympic National Park, head to my blog. [Link in Bio]
What a capture by @kpunkka 😍
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Olympic coast beach walk. If you go off season you’re equally as likely to see wildlife as you are humans. My group saw a pheasant, a raccoon, 5 deer, 3 elk, 2 bears, and a bunch of seals out on a rock. Oh and gorgeous scenery everywhere. Not bad at all for a 2 night trip. #olympicnationalpark
🎄 Stocking stuffers, Secret Santa, White Elephant - Even Santa’s Sleigh could use a good washing! Gift Cards can be purchased from the Vending Machine, or if you’d like a larger quantity contact the Avis/Budget Office next door!🎅🤶 #merrychristmas
After a very long weekend, I’m just sitting here daydreaming of camping out on the PNW coastline again. I still don’t think I’ve experience a better piece of coast. Falling asleep and waking up to the smell of the sea and the waves crashing. There’s simply nothing like this place.
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