Though this video is totally unrelated to climbing, the location - The Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, USA - brought back memories of the Outdoor Educators' Course (conducted by the National Outdoor Leadership School) that I had completed in August 2002 within the Olympic National Park. Now, 13 years later, my son Sanal Jeremy and I camped at First Beach at La Push for a week. While he pursued his passion for surfing (and a whale happened to surface just behind him on one occasion!) I made brief jaunts to the Hoh Rain Forest and Sol Duc trails within the National Park. And on a perfect day in May we drove to Hurricane Ridge which provides the visior with a grandstand view of the mountains within the park, including Mount Olympus, the highest of the group.
|The view from Hurricane Ridge|
During the NOLS course, the middle summit of Olympus had been our objective. The 18 days that I spent with the course within the Olympic National Park was one of my most memorable experiences in the mountains. I shall be writing a blog post about that trip in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy the following pictures.......
|Sol Duc Falls|
|Black Tailed Deer at Hurricane Ridge|
|The Hoh Rain Forest|
|Sunset at La Push|