To escape the Texas summer heat, Wimberly based photographer Kara Buse and her husband Bryan took a family road trip to Washington State's Olympic National Park, boasting an impressive one million+ acres of sprawling parkland. Wild coastlines and diverse ecosystems are a hallmark of the park, where both glacier topped mountains and temperate rain forests find a home.
Kara kindly offered her travel itinerary to those in the Ruta Maya community looking for a self guided retreat, full of misty beaches with bountiful driftwood, endless evergreen forests, and camp grounds that provide an idyllic setting for morning coffee. The stunning photo journal offers us a glimpse into summer in the Pacific Northwest.
Olympic National Park, Port Angeles, Washington State
1st Stop: Kalaloch Lodge and Campground right on the beach.
2nd Stop: Ruby Beach with more tossed driftwood than you can imagine.
3rd Stop: Hoh River right off the road to Hoh Rainforest.
4th stop - Outskirts of Hoh Rainforest.
5th stop - Port Angeles beach community, we stayed inside a 1995 bus!
6th stop - Marymere Falls, a short hike from Lake Cresent.
7th Stop: Picnic on Lake Cresent.