I just returned from a quick overnight trip out to the Washington peninsula with my good friend John. This was an excuse to test out my new roof top tent and do some exploring in the Olympics, which never disappoint. This trip was no exception, though I could have done without the torrential rain that rolled into camp around 0500 this morning. My gear is drying in the garage after a good soaking. Happy to report the RTT performed flawlessly!

Along the way we stopped into the Hoh Rainforest and then onto Ruby Beach. There are dozens of “Sea stacks” dotting the beaches and coastline of Washington’s peninsula and Ruby Beach has quite a collection to share. Had a bit of fun with the 10-stop ND filter as well because it seemed to fit the mood very well.

John and I camped at Kalaloch, which is about 7 miles south of Ruby Beach. The campground is classic PNW with plenty of trees and moss, but it has terrific sandy beach access. There is a huge gnarly stump that is embedded in the beach and served to be the focal point of much of our afternoon.

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