Ebey’s Landing Hike

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“Look at your feet. You are standing in the sky. When we think of the sky, we tend to look up, but the sky actually begins at the earth. We walk through it, yell into it, rake leaves, wash the dog, and drive cars in it. We breathe it deep within us. With every breath, we inhale millions of molecules of sky, heat them briefly, and then exhale them back into the world.” -Diane Ackerman, A Natural History of the Senses Continue reading

The South Coast: Part 2

CAMPING AT SCOTT CREEK BEACH, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Pacific Coast, Road Trips and Skymiles blog

Camping at Scott Creek Beach, Olympic National Park

We had an amazing, clear evening for our night on the beach at Olympic National Park (see our backpacking adventure to get this point on the beach here). The warm sun slowly set and our beach world turned orange and charcoal. Gradually the orange faded, the moon rose, and the the stars twinkled to life little by little. I woke up around 3 a.m. (because who sleeps soundly in a tent?) and opened my eyes to millions of bright stars above me and the lullaby of the ocean waves.

CAMPING AT SCOTT CREEK BEACH, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Pacific Coast, Road Trips and Skymiles blog

CAMPING AT SCOTT CREEK BEACH, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Pacific Coast, Road Trips and Skymiles blog

CAMPING AT SCOTT CREEK BEACH, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Pacific Coast, Road Trips and Skymiles blog

CAMPING AT SCOTT CREEK BEACH, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Pacific Coast, Road Trips and Skymiles blog

CAMPING AT SCOTT CREEK BEACH, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Pacific Coast, Road Trips and Skymiles blog

CAMPING AT SCOTT CREEK BEACH, OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK, Pacific Coast, Road Trips and Skymiles blog

In a few months I won’t remember the annoyances of being a little extra tired after returning from a quick weekend adventure, or scrubbing my muddy, sandy boots, or trying to wash the smell of campfire from my hair. Waking up under a spectacular night sky, with millions of bright stars towering over me—that memory I will keep for a long time.