A 3-Day Grand Circle Trip around Olympic National Park
This was a fantastic 3-day driving trip to visit the Lake Quinault Lodge on Lake Quinault (Day 1), the Lake Crescent Lodge (Day 2), and a final day’s drive through the legendary town of Forks, WA — infamous for its scenes in the Twilight movie series — and the northern coastline of the Olympic Peninsula on the way back to the starting point, Bainbridge Island, WA (Day 3).
The 350+ mile drive distributes fairly evenly over the three days and takes you past incredible scenery including rivers, mountains, lakes, waterfalls, beaches, incredible gigantic and mystical trees, a few interesting towns, two great Olympic National Park lodges as well as good food . . . There is not excessive driving, so the daily driving distances do not overwhelm.
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A 3-Day Scenic Trip through Washington and Oregon
This was a fantastic 3-day driving trip to see Mt. Hood, OR (Day 1), Wallowa Lake and Joseph, OR (Day 2), and the Columbia Gorge, WA (Day 3).
The 900+ mile drive takes you past incredible scenery including rivers, mountains, lakes, high deserts, wind farms, apples, cherries, alfalfa, hay, neat towns, a few interesting cities, deep canyons, lodges and other great places to stay, good food . . . It is, as you might imagine, a LOT of driving, but since there’s so much to take in—so many awesome things for the eyes to see, the long distances don’t seem to matter much. What’s important is what’s around the next corner!
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