Monday, October 19, 2009

Camping on Hood Canal, Duckabush, Quilcene, Dosewallips Rivers

We just went for probably the last camping trip until spring. It rained like crazy, but we still had fun. We drove around looking for photo ops on Saturday, but it was so wet, Dave only took one picture and I took none. The rivers were raging,

It cleared off on Sunday morning, so we went up the Duckabush and found some beauty.

All the little campgrounds are closed, but we found a beautiful little one that we will come back for next spring. We also found a cabin we had not known about. It's called Interrorum cabin and it costs $30 a night. There is no running water, and you have to use an outhouse. It's adorable, though. We saw tons of mushrooms and I got a wildlife shot. The chipmunk- or it might be a squirrel, there is some controversy about this...

Shaggy Mane Mushrooms

unknown mushies

pretty roads everywhere

Dave takes a shot, this was before he hurt his back! Also, I took it through the truck window so it's blurry. I just want to remember when he could still move.

Duckabush River at Collins Campground

The outhouse for the cabin. I must say these are the cutest outhouses I have ever seen, but they still stink inside.

Back porch of the cabin

Interrorum cabin built in 1907 by the first Olympic ranger. Mr Finch, he built it himself and brought his new bride there. Lucky girl.
I felt kind of bad snooping around the cabin, since it was rented, but the people were gone, so I looked in the windows. Yes, I'm like that.
You can see me in the reflection of the window, but that white teapot really got me... inside where I am soft like a woman, and knowing that I won't EVER stay in this cabin

Primitive. Yikes! I like my paid for 1986 fifth wheel better. We can make lattes and it's warm as toast.


queen-of-nostalgia said...

Beautiful! That squirrel cracks me up :)


femminismo said...

"Yes, I'm like that." Oh ho ho! Now we know! I would have been snooping too. You know, I think lots of camp rangers took along brides when they worked in these places. I know of two right offhand who took their brides on honeymoons in places like this, or fire lookout towers. I was thinking you were extremely brave, camping in our rainy weather with raging rivers all around. Then heard about the fifth-wheel, warm as toast. That's my sort of camping too - now. sigh

Renee said...

Julie how beautiful.

Now come on over I am having a giveaway.

Love Renee xoxo

Caroline said...

Wow, beautiful pictures! Hope you had a great time! Love camping in the rain, on the tent at night, all the little noises!
again beautiful blog!

Jeanne-ming said...

incredible pictures! so lovely

Atlantic Arts Photography said...


Those unknown mushrooms look like Chantrelles.