We had a wonderful day today. We visited Hurricane Ridge, located in the northern half of the Olympic National Park. We got in free again with Jerry's Golden Age Pass. That pass has saved us a bunch of money, this time we saved $15.00.
We drove almost a mile high at 5,240 feet. We started our drive in Port Angeles and drove the seventeen-mile long Hurricane Ridge Road. The road snakes up the side of the Olympic Mountains to a visitors center at the top.
On the way up we saw extremely tame deer nibbling on the foliage. The incredible views that stretch across the Olympic Mountains to the south and out to Canada to the north take your breath away.
We had packed sandwiches from Subway for a picnic in the park. When we got to the top, It was so cold, we decided to have our picnic in the car. :-) It was in the 30's and there was a powder of snow on the ground. It will be a wonderful place to visit this winter to play in the snow. They are open year round, the road is sanded and paved by the National Park Service. They have huge snow poles marking the borders of the roads for the snow plows to keep them cleared. We enjoyed it much and will definitely be going back often. We hope you enjoy the photos.