January 13, 2010 – Shi Shi Beach Trail

Shi Shi Beach Trail

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


God, another Shi Shi Beach picture. Seriously, right? Whatever. This one was specifically requested, although maybe not in so many words. (Somebody told me how much they like it, and expressed surprise that I hadn’t posted it here yet, so that’s as good as a request in my book.)

I think I’ve covered this ground several times already, but the trail (pronounced shy-shy, not shee-shee, by the way), is mostly located on the Makah reservation, at the far northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula. It’s not until the very end of the trail, when you actually get spit out onto the beach itself, that it leaves reservation land and enters Olympic National Park. It’s pretty remote out there, it takes a good 4 or 5 hours to get out there from Seattle. Distance-wise it’s not very far (only 118 miles as the crow files, 155 miles by road), but the last couple of hours is on *very* windy roads along the coast, so it’s tough to get above 25 mph on that whole stretch. The drive itself is fine, it’s not ugly, but it won’t blow your mind either, but once you get off on the roads onto a trail like this, it’s *fantastic*, especially once you’re actually on the Pacific coast. (the road goes along the northern coast of the peninsula, not along the actual “ocean”.) Anyway, I’m rambling. Look at the pretty picture. Ooooh, aaaaah.

This is going to be the last post until next Tuesday, because as I mentioned yesterday, I’m minutes away from getting on a train to Montana! Wooooo! So, be sure to enjoy your time not spent skiing in Whitefish while I’m away!

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Canon 10-22mm lens. 1/400s, f/4.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 11mm.

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