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Shi Shi Beach

Monday, May 18, 2015

Our weekend was spent backpacking in the unforgettable Olympic National Park.  Our 10 mile (round trip) journey took us through a coastal rainforest filled with unique flora and fauna, ancient groves and spectacular beaches.  Shi Shi Beach was our final destination, where we setup camp on a cliff overlooking hoodoo rocks and breath-taking views of the Pacific Ocean.  The day was spent climbing among the 3 arches, wading through tidal pools and exploring the idyllic beach.   Though whale sightings are not uncommon, we only spotted bald eagles, sea lions and a plethora of other sea life.  When dusk set in we celebrated with a beach campfire and tasty caramel s'mores.  Shi Shi Beach was my first attempt at backcountry camping and though I thoroughly enjoyed the solitude of this beautiful beach, I missed the comforts of civilization entirely too much to try this again.  ;-)

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