After spending the last few days in the rain forest, it was time to visit the Pacific Ocean beaches. I drove to La Push, and Indian fishing village about 50 miles from the campground. Overnight the weather changed to that which is more characteristic of the this part of the country. We had rain and thunderstorms until this morning. The skies continued to be overcast as I drove to La Push at the mouth of the Quillayute River. It’s the largest community within the Quileute Indian Reservation. Today’s trivia fact is that La Push has the westernmost ZIP Code in the contiguous United States. La Push and the Quileute Tribe are also featured in the Twilight series that put Forks on the map. The coast in this area has sand beaches as well a some offshore “sea stacks” and “needles”. Sea stacks and needles are blocks of erosion-resistant rock isolated from the land by sea. They were originally part of a headland or sea cliff and become separated as the softer portions are eroded by the constant wave action of the ocean.