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Friday, May 31, 2013

Hurricane Ridge

Hurricane Ridge is located 17 miles south of Port Angeles on Hurricane Ridge Road, off Mount Angeles Road. When I worked in Seattle a few years ago, we wanted to see this area but happened to be closed the days we were there. Fortunately, this time we made it to the top.
Hurricane Ridge has a number of hiking trails, from ridgetop traverses to steep trails that descend to subalpine lakes and valleys. The weather constantly changing along with the terrain.
Sometimes you have to change the direction of your hike. We chose to go to a lower elevation.
As we hiked thru the rainforest, we only saw a couple of other people and it was eerie at timesIt turned out to be quite a day of being outdoors.


  1. I just found your blog today so I am little late in replying to this post. Once again you have found another place I have lived .. ten years this time on Whidbey Island. We took a lot of trips from the Coupeville Ferry to Port Angeles and then cruise the peninsula. Hurricane Ridge was one of our favorite hikes and will worth making return trips. Beautiful photos.

  2. A slight correction to my last comment. We took the ferry to Port Townsend from Coupeville, not Port Angeles. :)

    1. What a great place to live. Taking the ferry is always a treat. This is a place I could return to over and over.

    2. There would be some Saturdays that all we did was ride the ferry's. It takes longer but that ferry from Anacortes to Friday's Harbor was an all-time favorite. Up through the San Juans, some lunch and back to Coupeville.