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Old 12-01-2013, 11:26 PM   #1
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Weather Independence; Olympic NF 9/28/13

During the storm that dropped 7" of rain on the Puget sound region, we decided to thumb our noses at the weather and head to the woods. We got wet.
We drove from Seattle to Olympia and headed up US101 towards Spider Lake in the Olympic NF, NW of Shelton. It turns out our DeLorme WA Gazettier has absolutely no idea what the roads or numbers look like in that area so we piddled around for a couple hours before busting out the GPS. That still put us on a non-road on our map. Screw it. We took a road that looked promising and found a sweet spot next to a roaring creek.

Exploring commenced.

I kept my eye on the water level and it rose about a foot between arrival and dinner but then it held there through the night.

The rain was really coming down, so we spent a lot of time in the van. The awning was awesome to keep us from getting totally soaked when getting in/out of the van.

We slept great through the night and finally got to use our Espar- it worked great, but we still hadn't figured out how to get its temp sensor to regulate the temperature steadily.

Bacon for breakfast was awesome.

It rained for exactly the entire time we were out there. The high water flow made this awesome waterfall.

We took an alternate route out and hit the Bremerton-Seattle ferry.

We sure showed that rain who was boss...

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Old 12-02-2013, 06:39 AM   #2
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Re: Weather Independence; Olympic NF 9/28/13

sometimes being cozy up camping in the rain is nice, and that spot looks awesome. nice pix, thanks for sharing
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:10 AM   #3
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Re: Weather Independence; Olympic NF 9/28/13

Bacon fixes everything!
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