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We hiked to Shi Shi Beach and Point of Arches in Olympic National Park during the lowest tides of the year so we could explore the most distant tide pools. This experience never ceases to amaze us, and we see life forms that look like they evolved on another planet. This weblog primarily shows the hike through photographs, with a few words about our observations during our three-day backpacking trip in June… Read More

There are places where experiences are so profound that they draw you back time after time. Olympic National Park’s Shi Shi Beach and Point of Arches is such a place for me. The words in this story are from our 1991 field notes of our first visits to this transcendent place, illustrated with new and old photographs presented in a nostalgic style.

In this blog we show the successful results of our efforts in three videos showing the young ducklings as they hatch out of their eggs and successfully fledge from a nest box.

Photographing a Belted Kingfisher remotely using a CamRanger WiFi network.

Strange, hair-like ice formations were growing out of branches in our Olympic Peninsula yard, and I set out to determine exactly what caused these formations of hair ice.

Autumn mushroom hunting is a way of life where I live, in the rain forests of the Olympic Peninsula. Here, the autumn scent of mushrooms in the rain hangs in the damp forest air.

3,800′ of vertical gain. Yes, 3,800′. With a full backpack, in about 5.8 miles. It was an exhausting climb–especially the last 300 vertical feet, which had the steepest pitch. But we did it!