Rialto Beach – Olympic National Park

Rialto Beach Olympic national park

Photo: Sunset at Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

For the last couple weeks I’ve been on a road trip up north.  Most my time was spent visiting friends in Portland, as well as a few days a bit further north in Washington.  I had been to Rialto beach a few years back and I remembered it being a pretty cool place.  The entire beach is covered in the most massive driftwood I have ever seen, ancient trees up to 6 feet in diameter and a hundred feet long.  I can hardly imagine the power of the storms that deposited the trees there, but it must have been a sight.  In summer things are a bit calmer, but I think it is still one of those places where the wind always blows and the waves always crash with a bit more fury than down here in California.    I got a bit lucky with a somewhat decent sunset on my first evening.  My second day was mostly thick fog, that while not especially photogenic, seems quite fitting and appropriate for a place like Rialto.

Rialto Beach Olympic national park

Photo: Sunset at Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

 

Rialto Beach Olympic national park

Photo: Sea stacks and incoming tide at Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Rialto Beach Olympic national park

Photo: Sunset at Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Rialto Beach Olympic national park

Photo: Sunset at Rialto Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

 

Rialto Beach Olympic national park

 

Rialto Beach Olympic national park

 

Rialto Beach Olympic national park

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