(2007) Wynoochee

Exploring the Southeast Corner of the Olympic Peninsula

My friend Chris sent me a message: “Want to go riding?” Of course! So we met in Hoodsport Sunday morning for a little back roads exploration on the Peninsula. Chris knows this area well, whereas I don’t know anything about it. It was fun to check out various roads and be surprised if they were gated, dead-ended or actually went through to another road. There’s not a lot of story to today, but there are a lot of pictures.

October 28, 2007
Total Miles: 254 miles, 1 day
Seattle, WA to Olympic Peninsula

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The view from the morning ferry ride

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Nearing Southworth on the Peninsula

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The sky begins to open up as I approach the Hood Canal

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Looking down from the High Steel Bridge

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Nearby waterfall, looking down from the bridge

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Today’s heroes

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The third hero of the day (that’s Chris)

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A pleasant view early in the day

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Chris checks out a side road

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This is the side road *I* decided to check out

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And look where it got us

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Lake Cushman in the distance

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There were hunters everywhere today!

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Chris returning from a dead-end

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Ahhh – now this is what I like!

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Miles and miles of this

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Another view of the Pacific Northwest – see Mt Rainier?

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Here, I’ve zoomed in between the two trees – see it now?

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Near Brown Creek campground

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An unfortunately short loop off the main road

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Main FS 23 – high speed!

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Random, dead-end road that was worth exploring

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Views along the road

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And the road itself

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Did I mention the great views?

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And the great roads?

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Looking down at the road we came up on

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There was lots of loose gravel along here

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The lighting was bad for photos, but the scenery went on forever

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Riding on marbles!

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The end of one of the connecting roads

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*sigh*

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Lake Wynoochee

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Wynoochee Dam

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Mossy spillway

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We were the only dam visitors

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The sunlight fades as we head back towards pavement

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Logging operations in full swing

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Pavement worth coming off the dirt for

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Chris heads home

Tell me what you think! I want to know!