From Port Angeles to Lake Crescent


Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent

Ursula and I picked up the rental car that she had reserved in advance.  She drove and I navigated as we headed west out of Port Angeles on famed U.S. Route 101.  Yes, that’s the same Route 101 that in California joins up in some areas to run concurrently with California State Route 1 — the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway.  So, basically, Route 101 runs between Port Angeles in Washington all the way to where it joins up with U.S. Interstate 5 just south of Los Angeles, California, at Capistrano Beach.  Sounds like this would make a great photo road trip one day.

Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent

Our goal on this leg of the trip was Marymere Falls, but along the way we stumbled upon Lake Crescent, a wonderful and enchanting deep-water lake that on this day was ringed by fog-shrouded mountains and beautiful pine forests.

Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent

It was so beautiful a sight that we stopped at several places along the way to take in the views and photograph them.

Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent

Route 101 offers several elevations of views here, from high overlooks all the way down to the water’s edge.

 

Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent

And while I’m not usually a fan of cloudy day photography, I have to admit that the clouds this day really seemed to enhance the experience.

Lake Crescent

Lake Crescent

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