When I was researching cool stuff to see on our Olympic Peninsula trip, I came across a place I had never heard of called Cape Flattery. It's the northwesternmost point in the contiguous United States, and the pictures I found looked beautiful. I decided to make it a must-see for our trip, but hoped it would really be worth it, because it was about two hours out of our way. Once we got there, we hiked a muddy trail for about 1/2 mile total. It ended at five different observation points. When we got to the first one, my jaw dropped. This was our view:
Isn't that spectacular!!? I had expected it to be pretty, but it far surpassed my expectations. It was amazing, and I just stood there and stared!
We found someone to take a picture of all of us! I think this is the only picture from the entire trip of all of us together. Kirsten even looked at the camera! There were some other hikers on this trail, and we even met some people from San Diego (they had Padres shirts on) and also some BYU fans from Utah. Small world!
This hike was the first time Kirsten rode in the backpack, and she didn't make a peep the entire time. She was happy to just look around at everything and ride along with Daddy.
The cliffs and the coastline here were so rugged, wild, and beautiful. The California beaches that I grew up going to are pretty too, but this is a whole different kind of gorgeous! I've certainly never seen anything remotely like this in California.