Monthly Archives: September 2015

Signs of Fall 5: Fall Birds and Flowers

I went down to the Roaring Run Trail for a bike ride both Saturday and Sunday of Labor Day weekend. On Saturday I rode with Rob Bridges, and on Sunday I rode while Deborah walked. The edges of the trail … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall 4: The Beaches of the Northwest

We visited two types of beaches on our trip to the Olympic Peninsula: one along the relatively sheltered coast of the Straights of Juan de Fuca (The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge), and the other on the western face of the … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall 3: Hiking in the Hoh Rainforest

To appreciate why the Hoh Rainforest exists you have to first look at the Olympic Mountains themselves. The topo map to the left shows the great, bulging eastward arc of the Olympics. It is a mountain design that seems to … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall 2: Hiking in the Olympics

The continuing signs of fall have to include our end-of-summer vacation to the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. We stayed out on the peninsula for five days and got to spend time in all three of the major ecological zones: … Continue reading

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