so. it rains a lot in the pacific northwest. no surprise there. but it really really rains a lot on the coast near la push, washington. and we mostly chose this campground due to its proximity to the hoh rainforest, but on our hike to hole-in-the-wall, some friendly hikers informed us that a road had recently washed out and the entire rainforest was closed until it is repaired. ho hum.
there is a crazy amount of driftwood all washed up along the shores of the beaches in this part of washington. at lower tides, it makes for an excellent pointy and precarious playground. at high tide, they can become loose and turn into deadly torpedos.
on our last evening in quileute, we made a point to head out to catch the sunset. it would be our last pacific coast sunset for the very foreseeable future. after spending six months making our way up the coast, starting in southern california, we are finally heading back inland, and making our meandering way back across the united states.
we actually ended up leaving a couple days early, choosing to move to the north side of olympic (in a free walmart parking lot), to squeeze in a bit more time adventuring, versus sitting in the rain (in an expensive campground site). goodbye, coast.