Around The Loop
Camping on the Olympic Peninsula

I guess not everyone knows the phrase "around the loop".  For as long as I can remember it is has meant driving U.S. Hiway 101 around the Olympic Peninsula. That is Jack and I did the first week of June 2002.

Joining us were two friends Guy and Greg who live here in Seattle.  We camped for 3 nights and then stayed at a motel at Cannon Beach, Oregon for 2 nights.  We ended our vacation with 3 nights in Portland where we stayed at a downtown hotel where we watched the Rose Festival Parade and were centrally located for other tourist activities.

Below is a map of the Olympic Peninsula.  
The first 3 days were spent driving around peninsula.  Here is an outline of our journey:
(Click on the days to see the pictures)

  • On Saturday we started in Seattle where we boarded the ferry to Bainbridge Island, drove across the Hood Canal floating bridge and continued northward to Sequim.  We motored up into the mountains to visit Hurricane Ridge and back down to camp along the shores of Lake Crescent.

  • On Sunday we visited to most northwestern point of the 48 states near Neah Bay  and spent the night just north of La Push at the Mora campground at Rialto Beach.

  • Monday we visited the rain forest and headed off this map toward Westport.

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