Olympic National Park – Hurrican Ridge – PNW Series

My dad came out to Seattle for a week in September. Our first trip outside of the city landed us in Port Angeles, WA and up into the mountains.

Dad’s request was to see the mountains. And, since it was National Park day, we went to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic Nation Park for free. This first photo was taken from the top of Sunrise Point. That building is the Visitor’s Center where we parked and started. That trail with the little ant-like people, that’s where we were. Love it!


Blog readers – meet my dad. :)


We went up the trail off the parking lot and stopped at the lookout. I could photograph here for hours. Here’s the view looking north… (hi Canada)

… and looking south (that field! I was in looooove.)

wonder what he’s thinking…

we followed the trail around to here… then went up to Sunrise point.

At the top…


Dad took one of us. In the frame before this one both kids were sticking their tongues out. That would’ve been a ‘true to life’ family photo, but I went with this one, which is still quite true to our life right now.

This one was taken while we were walking back towards the parking lot. Looking in the direction of Klahhane Ridge. I’m going to go that direction next time.

Gavin didn’t get carried uphill… just downhill…

Just as we were leaving this rain storm was sweeping through the valley. It was so pretty.

Until next time Hurricane Ridge…


About Danielle Nielsen

I am a photographer who loves to bring out the best in you and your life. Capturing those little moments that make you special are my favorite. I am an "on location" photographer and available for travel anywhere you'd like photos taken.
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7 Responses to Olympic National Park – Hurrican Ridge – PNW Series

  1. Alicia says:

    Gorgeous! Really feeling the need for a road trip. PNW looks amazing!

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  3. Tami Griffis says:

    These are really beautiful. Maybe next time I’m out the weather will be right and I can experience this awesome place at more that a distance or a drive through in the dark. It’s tough knowing how close I was, looking at these photos.

  4. cal says:

    Great memories, love the pics, looking forward to the next time out.

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