High Rock Lookout
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Discovering Pleasant Surprises on NF52

Somehow this seasonal road that connects the entrance to Mt. Rainier and Gifford Pinchot
National Forest has stayed off my radar. What a shame, because it has quite a few surprises.

Theresa searching
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Three Children Go Missing Near Carbonado

The entire time we were photographing on the riverbed we could hear the whistles and shouts from a group on the bridge. We found out 3 kids had wandered off on their own and hadn’t been seen for the last half hour.

Frenchman's Cove
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Most Unusual Hut at Frenchman’s Cove

Legend has it that an outlaw called Dirty Thompson is responsible for building Stump House. It looks more like Bilbo Baggins abode.

Lake Sylvia Falls
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Looking a Little Closer at Lake Sylvia

A visit to Lake Sylvia State Park and finding it’s unique waterfall is a good reminder that you don’t always need to travel great distances to find natural wonder and beauty.

Port Gamble Fire Station
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How Did Port Gamble Stay Off The Radar?

Looking for a new adventure? Try taking a right instead of left sometime. In our case, we found a close, quaint little community that for practical purposes have been doing their best to hide from us.

Sunset over Mayfield Lake
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Exploring Mayfield Lake and Surrounding Valley

We’ve driven over this picturesque lake many times on our way to Mt. St. Helens but never really considered pulling off and exploring its shoreline. Big mistake!

Beaver Falls
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A Little Known Gem Called Lyre River

All park programs have been canceled, including guided snowshoe walks at Hurricane Ridge. Hurricane Ridge Road will remain closed to vehicles until the lapse of appropriations is resolved.

Point Wilson Lighthouse
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Gales Rip through Point Wilson

It sounded like our camp was going to come apart; the good news was at least I didn’t have to worry with snapping my mooring.

Jayhawk 60
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Surviving Winter in Grayland

The weekend had been nothing if not chaotic; both in wind and rain. Still the last thing I expected was to see a surfer getting rescued by a USCG swimmer.

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