Monday, June 30, 2008

STUNNING Cape Flattery!

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!

Me with two of my best friends in the world, Jessica and Carrie!

Here's the view from another observation point. Each one was just stunningly gorgeous!

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!

I wonder what lives in that sea cave?

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.

More beautiful views!

I really like this picture of our little family.

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.

I hope everyone enjoys seeing these pictures! I'm SO glad I made it a priority to go see Cape Flattery, because it was well worth the extra driving time!


  1. wow. those are breathtaking pictures. and i love that picture of you & your little family, too! very very cute!!!

  2. I have never heard of Cape Flattery. I will have to add it to my list of places to visit if we are ever back in the Northwest. It looks amazing!

  3. That is so gorgeous! I've never been there but I sure will be going in the future. Was the hike in too difficult?

  4. WOW! That is so pretty! How on earth did you find that place! I will definitely put that on my places to visit list!!!!

  5. Merrianne: Thank you so much!

    Jeanette: I hadn't heard of it either, but I'm so glad I found out about it and we went!

    Kimberly Ann: The hike was very easy! It wasn't steep at all and it was a bit muddy but I did okay in flip flops. :)

    Erin: I researched the Olympic Peninsula online for awhile and that's how I found it. I'm glad I did!

  6. You guys are such a super cute family! I love how adventurous you are! I wished that you guys lived closer so we could do fun outings together!

  7. that looks so nice. its like to good to be true! What a great and beautiful vacation!

  8. Your pictures are amazing!! Someday Matthew and I will have to go see it!

  9. dang that is awesome

  10. Tiffany: Aww, thanks! I wish we lived closer to you guys too!

    Shell: Thank you! It really was great!

    Kristina: You should! If you are ever wanting to come on vacation here, you'll have to let us know. I'd love to see you!

    Spencer: Thanks for commenting! You're probably the only guy who reads my blog. :)

  11. WOW - breath-taking view!

    Again... jealous you're in Seattle, but SO happy you had so much fun and you're able to be surrounded by such beauty! :)


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