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
The view from the morning ferry ride
Nearing Southworth on the Peninsula
The sky begins to open up as I approach the Hood Canal
Looking down from the High Steel Bridge
Nearby waterfall, looking down from the bridge
The third hero of the day (that’s Chris)
A pleasant view early in the day
Chris checks out a side road
This is the side road *I* decided to check out
And look where it got us
Lake Cushman in the distance
There were hunters everywhere today!
Chris returning from a dead-end
Ahhh – now this is what I like!
Miles and miles of this
Another view of the Pacific Northwest – see Mt Rainier?
Here, I’ve zoomed in between the two trees – see it now?
Near Brown Creek campground
An unfortunately short loop off the main road
Main FS 23 – high speed!
Random, dead-end road that was worth exploring
Views along the road
And the road itself
Did I mention the great views?
And the great roads?
Looking down at the road we came up on
There was lots of loose gravel along here
The lighting was bad for photos, but the scenery went on forever
Riding on marbles!
The end of one of the connecting roads
We were the only dam visitors
The sunlight fades as we head back towards pavement
Logging operations in full swing
Pavement worth coming off the dirt for
Chris heads home