2017 Western Spring Fling travel blog

La Push Marina and Harbor

One of the boats in the local fleet

In memory of those that have gone down to the sea

La Push sea stacks in black and white

La Push sea stacks in color

La Push fishing fleet in port

Looked better in black and white

The beach and resort cabins

Small stacks and needles offshore

Yellow flower blanket

I believe there was a herd of elk grazing in the front...


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.

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