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Sep 29, 2016 - Brinnon WA

He did. And as predicted, it was a long day...a really long day. We did an 8 hour, 300 plus mile loop all the way around ONP with stops in Port Angeles to get some subs, in the booming metropolis of Forks – really, that’s the name – for fuel, then at Ruby Beach, the Kalaloch Campground and Lodge and then home. It was brutal...lots of driving for a 30 minute walk on the beach, a 20 minute picnic lunch then a 20 minute walk around the lodge. But it was worth it, even without a Rain Forest visit. Oh, and it’s not our last full day here – we...

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Sep 28, 2016 - Brinnon WA

The security system threw a monkey wrench into our plans. About 4:00 Sunday morning he woke us up – and he never does that – to take him out thanks to a significant intestinal upheaval, so we figured that leaving him alone for extended periods of time was not the best decision so we have put our sightseeing on hold until he gets back up to speed. And since he also did it 4 times Monday morning we schlepped him over an hour southeast to the vet’s office in Olympia to figure out how best to handle it. They started him on a bunch of...

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Nov 30, 2011 - Hood Canal and Olympic Peninsula, WA

We spent September at Dosewallips State Park on the west side of the Hood Canal. This was our first time here and, except for the fact that it was 45 miles from the nearest major supermarket, we loved it. We just had to do a better job of meal-planning because we couldn't make any last minute runs to the grocery store. We enjoyed beautiful fall weather the entire month. In addition to a pretty steady flow of campers, we had a herd of about 60 elk come through the park on a regular basis...3-4 visits during the month. The rangers had told us...

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Jul 27, 2008 - Dosewallips State Park

After a leasurly trip south on 101 we arrived at Dosewallips State Park in Brinnon. This park is located on the Hood Canal, a stretch of water that reaches from Puget Sound in the north to Belfair in the south, a tidal body of water 73 miles long. The afternoon of our arrival, after setting up, we headed out to find a suitable spot to put in the kayaks. Not far from the campground was an inlet that held little water, barely enough to float, but the tide was coming in. We returned later and put in. Heading to the estuary to the Hood Canal we...

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Feb 16, 2008 - Dosewallips

So here we are at Dosewalllips, where the rain is drier--just ask Mike. We were actually discussing the reverse rainshadow effect that happens here--we don't feel the weather fronts from the south, but the ones from the north instead. What he was TRYING to say was that the east side of the Canal (by Poulsbo and Silverdale) gets more storms, but what came out was that the rain here was DRIER. Go figure...maybe he hit his head too hard one time (or more) as a kid. Our first week here, just about our only neighbors were a herd of 30 or so elk...

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