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There are a series of numbered beaches in the Olympic National Park. I have always wondered why they did not have proper names. The beach at LaPush is First Beach. The next one to the south is Second Beach. And then there is Third Beach. Imagine that. Getting to Second and Third Beaches requires a hike through the coastal rain forest; about 3/4 of a mile to Second Beach. The great thing about that is that fewer people visit these beaches and it’s possible to have a level of solitude not available at the beaches with parking lots right next to them. And fewer distractions like litter and ATV’s.

 

Trail through the forest

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Trillium

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On the beach

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Erosion from centuries of waves

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Sea weed growing on the rocks

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Sea star and anemone

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Sometimes the sea stars are in clusters

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Sea anemones

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Mussels attached to rocks

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Ruby sands

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It’s hard to leave such a beautiful place

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2 Comments

  1. I love your pictures! xo

  2. I like all but the most I like about Ruby sands.


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