Summertime is HERE and it feels to be slippin’ by…the 4th of July has already come and gone and I’ve got PFD (Post Fourth Depression). I’ve decided to self-medicate with blog posts of our weekend and planning more hikes during our last summer in the PNW.😄 **Please consult with your doctor before self-medicating for PFD, there are more patriotic holidays just around the corner**
This year for the 4th we went on a few different excursions, one being quite a jaunt up into the Olympic Peninsula (*cough* turns out a 3.5 hrs drive each way is, in fact, my limit on traveling for a hike). It’s so hard to say no though because there are so.many.trails up in the Olympic Peninsula! We could probably plan a different trail for every weekend through the summer and still not hike half of what’s to offer. We’re trying to hit 100 miles of hiking before winter rears it’s ugly face, but with the weather being so BLEH lately it’s hard to get out there and get’er done with a toddler in tote.
So with our long, holiday weekend we drove out to the Sol Duc River trail in the Olympic National Forest. It’s a bit of a tourist spot due to the natural hot springs right at the start of the trail, but most visitors were more interested in the springs which left the trail quiet and underpopulated…just how we like it.😊 It was a 6.0 mile round trip hike with mild elevation and beautiful views throughout the forest. I would definitely do this trail again but leave earlier in the day to allow for more time near the water.
^ ^ ^ Poor quality pic from my phone, but only one I got of us as a fam from the day…plus, look at that little nugget cheesin’ in the back!😁
^ ^ ^ B is always reminding us how important it is to stay hydrated!😉
Hope you enjoyed our PNW hiking adventures for the 4th! We’ve got plenty more on the list to cross off before summer ends, so stay tuned!☀️
Don’t forget to check out our video montage below!!
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