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Jun 5, 2019 - La Push

La Push Day 20: Tuesday June 4, 2019 We drove west on US 101 through Sequim and Port Angeles to reach La Push; a distance of 88 miles. We left our site in Sequim about 10:30 am which allowed for 2 hours driving time plus a 30 minute delay due to road construction work at Crescent Lake (laying new pavement). We arrived in La Push about 12:50 and checked in, then went to our site and setup. Brian selected the site when he made reservations—it provides an excellent view of the ocean. (We stayed in La Push during our summer trip in 2016.) La...

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Sep 22, 2018 - La Push

2018-09-22.La Push We arrived in Forks, Washington site of the Twilight Novels and Books. Naturally, with tongue in cheek, the local gas station displayed the Fire Danger Graph but instead of it showing the fire levels from low/moderate/high/extreme on a half circle arc, it read: "Vampire Danger" and used the same scale as for fires. There was also a Vampire Treaty Line. What a funny exploitation of the book/movie theme. Of course, we kept garlic close by and Bob had his wooden stake ready to use just in case. We are staying at Riverview...

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Aug 20, 2018 - Days 3 1/2 - 5 of Seven Days on the Olympic Peninsula

La Push Aug. 14 – 16 The drive from Salt Creek to the tribal village of La Push takes about two hours. Twice we crossed the Elwha River. During the past five years, two dams have been removed from the river. The dams were built about a hundred years ago to provide hydroelectric power. When removed, they’d been “inactive” since the WWII era. The removal of these two dams has been a big deal! National Geographic described the project as the largest dam removal in U.S. History. Click this link for more information about the Elwha and Glines...

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Traveling in 2018

Jul 23, 2017 - La Push

La Push, the tribal home of the Quileutes, encompasses only one square mile but a lot is crammed into that beautiful space. They have a marina, two RV parks, a lodge, a restaurant, a store, a school, a medical facility, and probably a lot more than we were aware of. La Push is well known because of the “Twilight” books and movies. Our RV Park, Oceanside, was right on First Beach which was mentioned in the books and no, we saw no evidence of vampires or werewolves! But, would we have recognized them if they were there? We took some great...

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May 30, 2017 - Going to the Beach

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...

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Aug 8, 2016 - Port Angeles to La Push

Port Angeles to La Push Day 80: August 6, 2016 We pulled out of our site at Port Angeles at 8:50 am; we were heading west to our next stop at La Push. Though it was only 75 miles, we didn’t arrive in La Push until 10:25 am; construction was not the main reason—the route on US 101 crossed some steep hills and we had a section of slow (35 mph) road along the edge of Crescent Lake. Fortunately it was scenic and we had a nice day. There were low clouds on the peaks of the Olympic Mountains. As we crossed the Elwha River Bridge we saw some...

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Aug 1, 2016 - The Quileute Reservation

Today we moved fourteen miles back to highway 101 and the Forks 101 RV Park in Forks. That means we have wifi and phone and I can update this journal. With the exception of the lack of modern "necessities" our stay in La Push was OK. There is a lot of fog on the coast at La Push but it lifted often enough for us to see the beauty of that coast. The major feature is James Island that provides several large tree topped rocks not far from the beaches. There are three beaches cleverly named First Beach, Second Beach and Third Beach. The RV...

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Jul 28, 2016 - La Push

We had a reservation at the Quileute Oceanside RV Resort in La Push in the Quileute Reservation. La Push lies fourteen miles off highway 101 from a junction just north of the small town of Forks, WA. I had high hopes for an ocean side site. My plan was to use AT&T as a source for Internet access and, of course, have satellite tv. Unfortunately that isn't how things have worked out. It turns out that the tribe operates the Oceanside RV Park in combination with an adjoining park called Lonesome Creek RV Park. We were assigned site 47 in...

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Jul 1, 2016 - La Push

June 29-30 Days 11-12 It was about a seventy-five minute drive in our motorhomes this day. Going west on Highway 101, we once again drove along beautiful Crescent Lake. Just north of the town of Forks, we turned off Hwy 101 and drove another fifteen miles to La Push. La Push is on the Quileute Reservation. We had pull-through, full hook-up reservations at the Quileute Resort campground. When we arrived, a group of teen-age guys were weed-whacking the area between us and the beach. It turned out they were part of a summer work program on...

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Jul 6, 2015 - We find a WOW!

Today's journey was only around 115 miles north to the tiny community of La Push, located right on the coast of Washington. No one, but no one has ever heard of it, knows where it is, or knows how to get there. -- We didn't leave at the crack o' dawn, but it was fairly early. It was overcast and a little drizzly in places. The journey was gorgeous, through thick forests and lush vegetation. Again, here and there, were the scars of clear cut logging from days past. Most of these areas have been replanted and signs along the way said it had...

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Pretty Damn Nice!

Sep 6, 2013 - La Push, Rialto Beach & Forks

We drove back toward the coast to Rialto Beach, this beach is unique because it is located at the termination of four Rivers (Quillayute, Bogachiel, Calawah, and Sol Duc) and there is lots of drift wood - It is really drift logs that have been washed down the rivers and molded by the pounding surf. Very unique in that the beach is as a lot of beaches on the Washington coast have rocks not sand. There is a "Hole in the Wall" rock formation down the beach that can be reached at low tide; however, we were there at high tide. Reggi constructed...

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Sep 19, 2012 - Rialto Beach National Park

We decided to visit Rialto Beach, about a 20 minute drive due west of Forks. We weren't expecting anything spectacular after seeing the flat stretches of beach at Ocean Shores near Hoquiam. We heard that Oregon beaches were much nicer than those in Washington. Well, we heard wrong! Rialto Beach must be one of the most beautiful places on the planet! Looking out at the ocean from the beach, we saw large oval "pebbles" on the sand, strange rock formations, tide pools, and huge fluffy clouds on the horizon. Looking back inland, we saw white...

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