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Hurricane Ridge Backcountry Skiing

Hurricane Ridge is the only alpine area on the Olympic Peninsula that is plowed and accessible in winter. It is located 18.8 miles south of where Race Street intersects Route 101 in Port Angeles. Located in an alpine meadow at … Continue reading

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Dog friendly walks in the Sequim Olympic Rainshadow

Sequim is a wonderful place to visit and has many different recreational opportunities. Walking and hiking trails in the area bordered on the South by Olympic National Forest/National Park, as to a lesser degree in State and County Parks. Yet, … Continue reading

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Bright Mornings in the Rain Shadow

We all know that “rain-shadowy” places are brighter than surrounding areas. But one added benefit of being in the shadow is that mornings seem to excel in terms of relative brightness to surrounding areas when compared to other times of … Continue reading

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Blondies Plate Restaurant Sequim

The rain shadow is a wonderful place for a beach walk, a bike ride, a sea kayak, or a south facing deck. But where to go when the sun sets?  Where to mingle or get a great meal in Sequim? … Continue reading

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Viewing Mount Baker

Mt. Baker represents the opposite of the Olympic Rain Shadow in many regards, with its exceedingly wet climate and high elevations. Geographically it is located approximately 75 miles from the center of the shadow in Sequim, and 40-50 miles from … Continue reading

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David’s top ten ways to deal with June gloom in Seattle

David’s top ten ten ways to deal with June gloom in Seattle: Get a flex time job so you can enjoy the few days that are good Work a lot so you don’t think about the weather Go road biking … Continue reading

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Seattle June Gloom 2012

If you live in Seattle you have certainly noticed the distinct lack of sunshine during late May and early June, 2012. From a perspective of rainfall or temperatures this last month (May 15-June 14) may not have been that atypical, … Continue reading

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Rain Shadow strikes again, June 5, 2012

A picture is worth a thousand words….these tell the story of June 5, 2012 Redmond late afternoon: Sequim late afternoon:

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Wandering Rain Shadow

Well I think we all know by now that Sequim, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, and South Whidbey are blessed with sunshine quite a bit more than surrounding areas. I often commute between Seattle and Sequim and the pattern repeats itself … Continue reading

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West of Here and other Olympic Peninsula books

Many of us are aware of the unique climate and beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. But, not so many are aware that this area has served as the setting for a number of very good books, some of which have … Continue reading

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