Visiting Zeus

One of the many nice things about being in academia is the sporadic extended breaks.  Between Spring and Summer term, Sugar and I had a week off of school and we took advantage of the middle of the week to go over to the Olympic Peninsula.  We camped at the very northeasternmost point at Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island.  The campsite was very empty since we made it during the middle of the week.  Our site was up on a bluff overlooking a little bay to the west, making the sunsets spectacular.

Sunset On Marrowstone Island
Sunset On Marrowstone Island
Several Sugars at the beach
Several Sugars at the beach

The most adventurous hike was near Hurricane Ridge, along Klahhne Ridge.  I’m not sure exactly how long we hiked, but it was nice and overcast, saving us from the heat of the rest of the week.  That night we went to a drive in movie double features.  The movies were terrible but it was a great night.

Sugar
Sugar
Muggin
Muggin
Sugar on Klahhne Ridge
Sugar on Klahhne Ridge
Boxcar City Goes to the Movies
Boxcar City Goes to the Movies

The next day, we slept in super late because the movie went super late.  We got up in the afternoon and headed to Ludlow falls for a short hike.

Forest Creature
Forest Creature
On a Log at Ludlow Falls
On a Log at Ludlow Falls

On the last day, we swung by Mt. Walker, a short two mile hike with a grueling 2000 ft elevation gain.  From the top we could see Rainier as well as downtown Seattle.  How cool!

Rainier and Seattle
Rainier and Seattle
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