Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

From Seattle, we drove about three hours to Olympic National Park.  On the way into the park, we stopped at the Visitor Center to get some information and enjoyed watching a movie about the park.  We then headed on our way to the start of our afternoon hike, to Marymere Falls.


We were lucky to score an RV parking spot upon our arrival, as it was a small lot with very few other options.  We hiked to Marymere Falls, and really enjoyed the lush forest and creeks along the way.












After our hike, we headed to our home in Olympic National Park, the Log Cabin Resort, seated right on the edge of Lake Crescent.  What a GORGEOUS spot!  We had a blast enjoying the lakeside in the late afternoon - playing Farkle, Cornhole, Ladder Ball, and skipping rocks.













After sleeping in a bit the next morning, we headed out to the coast of the National Park for the day, to Rialto Beach.  The kids LOVED it, and we all really enjoyed our first beach hike of our trip.  The beach was covered with smooth logs, large rocks, and we found tons of crabs on the way to Hole In the Rock, our destination.












Upon our arrival, we were lucky to watch a helicopter rescue (a woman had slipped on a rock at the tide pools and had to be Medivac-d from the area - the kids were mesmerized watching).  We explored the tide pools for some time, and saw tons of anemones, hermit crabs, sea stars, and shells.  It was a really fun time exploring together along the coast.














After our hike, we returned to our lakeside sweet spot, and had some soft serve, before spending the afternoon by the lake.  We played our new game “Name That Park” (super fun) and played cornhole and ladder ball.








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We grilled dinner outside, and Hayden and Justin made an awesome campfire.  Grace helped us make some “Jiffy Pop,” our second time on the trip, and now a family favorite.  Such a good night together!

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Onward to Mount Rainier National Park!

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