Machine Politics vs L'Équipe, August 2010. Photo by Steph Simcox
I can't find your email addy so I have to contact you through the forum.
Congrats on doing so well at the NA's, and to seattle for taking 2nd and 4th!
Naomi and I are thinking of spending a few days hiking in Olympic National Park in late august and as I know you do a lot of fishing vacations I thought you may have spent some time up there... do you have any suggestions of regions we should explore or routes we should consider? I think we have about 4 days and want to do some backpacking... we'll likely have to either hitch from PA or maybe there is a shuttle to the visitor centre...? Anyway, any suggestions or advice will be appreciated.
Thanks and take care, hopefully we'll see you at the EV Crown in september!
Great to hear from you man. Thanks for the congrats. We (Andre, Mike, and I) didn't do so well as we should have, but it was great to see Cascadia hold it down out there so well. I'll definitely being seeing you at the Crown.
As for Olympic National Park. There are a couple things I could suggest, though I haven't spent tons of time out there. Along the Elwha River there is a nice hike that I think could possibly take up a few days. I haven't actually done it myself, but I've heard about it. It's supposed to be beautiful.
Also, there is the possibility of hiking out along the coast. Near Lake Ozette, on the Pacific side of the pennisula, you can hike out to the coast, and then basically hike up and down for as long as you want. I have a friend who spent seven days out there once and loved it. I've hiked out to the beach a few times and just camped right at the beach--it's about a 1 hour hike.
Anyway, your best bet would probably be to buy a book about the park to get info. I believe there might be some shuttle busses that go back and forth along the highway, and there are plenty of places to hop off and walk right into the park.
Well, I hope that helps. And I hope you guys are doing well. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask and I'll do my best to answer. Use my email: jleerolfe(at)gmail(dot)com.
Take care, and great to hear from you.
Bethink thee of the albatross, whence come those clouds of spiritual wonderment and pale DREAD, in which that white phantom sails in all imaginations... ~Herman MFing Melville