Though mentioned before, want to remind folks that beginning May 1st traveling to the Olympic Mountains, Olympic National Park, Hoh Rainforest, Port Townsend Victorian Seaport, all popular places to go, will be challenging due to the 6 week closure of the Hood Canal Bridge, the main access to the Olympic Peninsula from points east (as in Seattle). The only way on and off the Peninsula during that time will be highway #101, either on the east side of the Peninsula, up the Hood Canal from Olympic, or the west side, along the Pacific Ocean. Both are beautiful scenic drives, but there will likely be more traffic than usual so plan accordingly. Campgrounds will not likely to be full, there are several major festivals during this time, so come visit
- or not.....those of us living here plan on enjoying this slow time in our own backyard of Olympics Mts. and Pacific beaches since we will be sort of 'cut off' from the rest of the world a bit!
for more info:Hood Canal Bridge Closure