Travel to Twilight!!

I am excited about our final beach trip of the summer to La Push, WA.  We visit every year and it is one of our favorite places to visit in Washington.

La Push is a great family destination.  We always go in August for better chances of warm weather.  We continue to stay at Quileute Oceanside Resort and love the proximity to the beach – literally a 20 second walk.  The resort has two sides for RV sites.  The older larger side and the newer side.  We prefer the newer section.   Have friends or family that want to join your time in La Push but they don’t have an RV?  Quileute Oceanside Resort has cabins and a hotel as well!

The beaches around La Push are beautiful.  Directly by La Push is First, Second, and Third Beach.  First Beach is adjacent to the resort.  Second and Third beaches are a short hike through the forest and offer more amazing views.  Plus there is Rialto Beach where I have seen the best [Read More…]

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Olympic Peninsula in Two Days

I LOVE the Olympic Peninsula.  There are so many beautiful places to explore that I could spend all summer camping there and never get bored.  So how, you might ask, am I going to squeeze all that into two full days?  It was hard to choose, but I have narrowed it down to my favorite places.  There is some driving involved, but the reward is worth it.

When visiting my most favorite places on the peninsula, Shadow Mountain RV Park is a good base camp.  It is located about 15 miles west of Port Angeles and has a small general store and a gas station.  You won’t be spending much time at the RV park, but it does have a play park and a home made miniature golf course for the kids.

Day One

  • Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park – Hurricane Ridge offers spectacular views of the Olympic Mountains and of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Hiking is abundant and offers many kid-friendly trails.  You can even find snow as late as July on some of the trails.  On our last visit there wildlife was everywhere and we saw plenty of deer and even a bear!  Obstruction Point Road (weather and snow permitting, open from July 4 through October 15) is a gravel road branching off from the parking area that offers access to more hiking trails and even more amazing views.  The visitor center has lots of info, snacks, and maps to get you started.  Winter activities can be enjoyed weather permitting.  To access Hurricane Ridge, take Hurricane Ridge Road 17 miles south of Port Angeles (Click here for directions).  There is a $15 per car load fee to enter Olympic National Park, but stays valid for 7 days.  So when you go to visit the Marymere FallsHoh Rain Forest tomorrow, you won’t have to pay the entrance fee.  Check out the Hurricane Ridge webcam here.
  • Marymere Falls – A gentle waterfall cascading 90 feet into a small pool.  This one mile trail is well traveled and well groomed perfect for families.  Along the trail you will walk among old growth trees.  The steepest part of the trail is at the waterfall where you can get up close.  Plenty of photo opportunities and places to stop to throw a few rocks in the creek.   You can find Marymere Falls about 5 miles west of Shadow Mountain RV Park.

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