Hurricane Ridge encounters

Hurricane Ridge

One of my favorite spots on the trip was the stop at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park.

Hurricane Ridge

At 5,242 feet (1,598 m) the views are dramatic. Hurricane Ridge is named for it’s strong gales and winds.

Hurricane Ridge

The clouds and the light were ever changing.

Hurricane Ridge

We had plenty of time to roam around on our own. I enjoy traveling with other people but as a photographer I need time on my own with just my camera!

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Hurricane Ridge

Walking through the trees with the barren limbs was very eerie. It was very foggy but I decided to give the photos more contrast.

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Hurricane Ridge

The deer were obviously used to humans walking around and seemed eager to have their portraits taken!

Hurricane Ridge

But the deer weren’t the only critters available for photo opportunities. See the Olympic marmot at the top of the photo… I don’t know if he was interested in the deer or the tourists.

Hurricane Ridge

But he was certainly very photogenic. In 2009, the Olympic marmot was declared the official endemic mammal of Washington.

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On the other side of the ridge the fog had really taken over and the world seemed to end at the edge of the snow bank.

Hurricane Ridge

 

At one point it started to rain. Everybody was crowding into the visitor center. I took shelter outside and watched the rain come down. Having come from rain-starved Southern California I enjoyed seeing the wet stuff coming down all around me.

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7 thoughts on “Hurricane Ridge encounters

  1. Dalo 2013 August 1, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    Great shots ~ incredible views. I’ve yet to spend much time at Hurricane Ridge…I need to go there this trip back to the States/Seattle. You really do capture the magic of the place.

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    • RMW August 2, 2016 / 9:37 am

      Thanks, looking at the photos now I am remembering what a wonderful feeling the area has.

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  2. Jill Weatherholt August 2, 2016 / 5:35 am

    Wow, Roslyn! Your photographs are absolutely stunning. I could picture Julie Andrews in the first one. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    • RMW August 2, 2016 / 9:38 am

      Hadn’t thought about Julie Andrews but you are so right… it does have that look!

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  3. Cate Franklyn August 2, 2016 / 6:33 am

    Great shots Roslyn. I love the shots with the dear antlers the bare tree limbs.

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    • RMW August 2, 2016 / 9:38 am

      Thanks Cate. The antlers were amazing seeing them up close…. so velvety.

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