Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Hurricane Ridge, Again
In stark contrast to yesterday with heavy clouds and misting rain, today was a glorious sunny day with delicate wisps of clouds floating across the big blue sky. We could not have ask for a better day for our last trip to Hurricane Ridge. This is one of the most popular places in the park for visitors, probably because of the spectacular views of the mountains (including Mount Olympus) as well as the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Of course, the weather has to cooperate for those views. In our trips up to the top during the time we have been here, we have been able to see the Strait and not the mountains; the mountains and not the strait. Today, we saw it all and it was great.
As expected, we got a late start. We were all just too tired to move around too quickly without plenty of coffee to kick these old bones into drive. We were never able to get into high gear, however, and just moseyed along enjoying the incredible scenery.