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Camper_Jeff_&_Kelli

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Posted: 10/14/09 01:19am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This was our third year attending the Crab Festival.
Here is a link to last years Trip Report
There are pictures of the campground here. I didn't want to post a bunch of repeat pictures so this is a good way to do that
Main difference this trip was a drive up to Hurricane ridge.

Spent about $75 each for all the food and wine tasting. There are Lavender farms in the area selling their lotions that Kelli likes so she loaded up on her favorites plus some other artisan wares.

This shot was taken about midnight with the moon rising behind the clouds. Shined a soft beam of light on the truck to bring it out. Exposure is 30 seconds.
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A look at the stars.
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Rick at his place.
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Kelli and Rick loading up on crab. Note the personalized bibs!
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Giant Crab 10' across.
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Art on the ceiling of the tent where the feeding frenzy takes place.
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Art I.
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Art II.
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Rick and I horsing around.
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Art III.
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Art IV. The Rocktopus.
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Spartacus the dog.
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The View Tower in Port Angeles.
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Kelli and I at the top of the tower.
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A PAC MAN GHOST safely bolted to the pier.
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A last picture of Kelli at the festival in front of the new clock tower. The pie booth was in the building behind. A tasty event it was.
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Walkin around Port Angeles, we found the TWILIGHT movie store. Port Angeles is a nice town with an interesting downtown. Lots of antique shops, arts/crafts stores, and more.
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Art V.
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Radio tower covered in birds.
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Rick, Kelli, and Charlie.
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Rick driving his camper around the campground while we use the dump station.
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These are the tunnels on the road up to Hurricane Ridge. I hadn't been there in years. It's still got the same spectacular views. They still have a poma lift and rope tow for winter skiing though there have been efforts to have the lifts removed.
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Wide view 70MM.
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Tight view, 200MM.
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Wide view, Mt. Olympus.
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Tight view, Mt. Olympus and glacier.
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This Black Tail Deer was at the top of the ridge.
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Port Angeles below.
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Vancouver Island, Victoria BC, San Juan Islands.
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The TC and Olympics.
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Wide view.
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Kelli and I with Olympics behind.
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Meadow, Olympics, and lodge as we leave.
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Never let a rookie take your church pictures for you. Port Gamble, a clean, pretty little town.
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Oops! Glad it wasn't us.
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Home sweet home, almost.
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One last look back at the Olympics.
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The Olympic Peninsula is always a treat to see. It just takes time to get to where you're going. Hurricane Ridge is a real treat with a $15 charge per vehicle. The "Heart O' The Hills" campground is at the entry to the Hurricane Ridge recreational area but we didn't find it particularly appealing. Somebody else might.

That's it for this trip report. Next up, Leavenworth Christmas Lighting Festival. Possibly something earlier. Depends on if the travel bug bites again.
Jeff.

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Posted: 10/14/09 04:56am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

nice photos. Thanks for sharing. Definitely a place we must see.

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Posted: 10/14/09 06:57am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

brings back good memories. I remember a little blue bird landing on my wife's finger as she was pointing at something on the ridge. The Ho Rain forrest and Ruby beach had been preserved but I hated the vast expanses that had been logged off with no sign of reforrestation. The Dunginess Crabs at Port Angeles are truly a treat.
Thanks for the pix





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Posted: 10/14/09 07:08am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And more fun was had in the northwest! Great shots there Camper Jeff & Kelli. We're sorry to have missed that with you and Tizi's Octoberfest also. Looks like the northwest boys are at it again!! By the way, looks to me like Jeff is the one horsing around, and Rick is just going with it LOL.

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Posted: 10/14/09 07:16am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great photos...you are tempting us to go next year. Where did you stay?


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Hurricane Ridge is a fantastic place and amazingly at the same altitude I live at. Yet, at Hurricane ridge it is like being on top of the mountain.


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Posted: 10/14/09 09:50am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You're makin' me hungry. Thanks for an interesting post.


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Posted: 10/14/09 10:28am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Salt Creek and the Dungeness Spit campground are both great. Both are Callam county campgrounds. Of course Wal-Mart is free.
Our oldest lives in the area so we have many reasons for trips to the Olympic Peninsula. Its truly a favorite thanks for your pictures.


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Posted: 10/14/09 03:38pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Really enjoyed your photos! I lived in P.A. growing up and again after my husband passed away.

Thanks!


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Posted: 10/14/09 03:50pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Nice photos. I love traveling and camping around the San Juans. The ferry people are great help in loading and unloading.

Loved the artwork. Miss the West Coast, sigh...

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