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PostWed Sep 14, 2022 7:19 pm 
08/17/22 - 08/22/22 This report precedes my previous report posted earlier today. Wednesday I was up and packed early and left at 9:00 am. I got almost to Montesano when I remembered I'd forgotten something. I considered my options, and turned around and drove back home to retrieve the forgotten items. At noon, after putting another $30 bucks worth of gas in the truck, headed out again, only to be stopped just shy of Elma because of a multi-vehicle accident that had traffic backed up for miles. It wouldn't have been nearly as much fun if it hadn't been 90 F out there on the highway. I gave a couple bottles of water to the guys in the big black truck right behind me. They enjoyed it.
US Hwy 12 081822 1334 PDT
US Hwy 12 081822 1334 PDT
US Hwy 12 081822 1334 PDT
US Hwy 12 081822 1334 PDT
After no less than eight hours, finally arrived at destination to find that it was suffering from some serious neglect; temperatures were in the 90s and nothing had been watered for days. I spent the next several hours watering plants. The plants were happy. Thursday I spent the first part of the day watering and tending plants again. Gardens don't do well on their own. Gardens seem to do much better with a bit of human intervention. I also intervened on some windows that were in need of cleaning.
Willapa Bay Oysters with snap peas and salad 081822
Willapa Bay Oysters with snap peas and salad 081822
I was up fairly early on Friday. Timestamp on the breakfast photo is 08:03 PDT.
Saturday I got up and had a little breakfast about 10:00 am, right after I put the pies in the oven.
breakfast 082022
breakfast 082022
blueberry pie 082022
blueberry pie 082022
One of the pies went to my host, another up to Birdie at Kalaloch, and the other I brought to the potluck being held to meet the new Sheriff's deputy. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Cliff Hay, a local resident who was first introduced to the Queets by my father in the 1950s.
Cliff Hay 082022 (The man with the dark hair behind Cliff's right shoulder is the new Sheriff's Deputy.)
Cliff Hay 082022 (The man with the dark hair behind Cliff's right shoulder is the new Sheriff's Deputy.)
After sampling the many delights prepared by local wives, none of which are ordinarily on my menu, and none of which I know how to cook myself - things like potato salad, mac salad, burgers, bratwurst, and beans - I headed north to look at some of my favorite trees. This is the part where I should have posted this trip report before the one I posted earlier today There's the link so you can do a side-by-side visual comparison. I was a bit more than dismayed to find that the Cedar Grove Trail had been plundered by shake bolt pirates, who scattered bits and pieces of tree in all directions. What a mess!
Cedar Grove Trail 082022
Cedar Grove Trail 082022
Cedar Grove Trail 082022
Cedar Grove Trail 082022
Cedar Grove Trail 082022
Cedar Grove Trail 082022
Cedar Grove Trail 082022
Cedar Grove Trail 082022
Cedar Grove Trail 082022
Cedar Grove Trail 082022
By now you're wondering "Where's the trip in this trip report?" As things turned out, the weather along the coast went from blazing hot to crappy cool and cloudy almost overnight, and I got seriously sidetracked tending all the gardens and doing some clean-up work that really needed doing. I was finally able to get down to the beach on Sunday, my last full day, where I had a nice lunch on the beach up near Steamboat Creek.
lunch Kalaloch Beach 5 082122
lunch Kalaloch Beach 5 082122
Kalaloch Beach 5 082122
Kalaloch Beach 5 082122
bk Kalaloch Beach 5 082122
bk Kalaloch Beach 5 082122
After an afternoon of beach watching I fixed up a bit of dinner.
pan fried scallops with yellow wax beans and red pepper salad
pan fried scallops with yellow wax beans and red pepper salad
A great week. Very peaceful. Did a fair amount of walking, even with the amount of time spent working.

"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."
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PostWed Sep 14, 2022 9:16 pm 
47 N 124 W -=- 07/20/22 - 07/25/22 The first thing you want to do upon arrival is say hello to the locals.
cows 07/20/22
cows 07/20/22
Wednesday afternoon the weather was absolutely fabulous. I took a walk down by the river.
Clearwater River 07/20/22
Clearwater River 07/20/22
Clearwater River 07/20/22
Clearwater River 07/20/22
After some wandering, during which I found no fungus or ripe berries, I made a little dinner.
chicken stir-fry with farro 07/20/22
chicken stir-fry with farro 07/20/22
Thursday morning I fixed a little breakfast while perusing the latest issue of the Daily Blab.
avocado and cheddar omelette 07/21/22
avocado and cheddar omelette 07/21/22
The weather changed during the night when a front came in off the coast. I went for a walk down by the river again. Later that evening I made a bit of dinner.
wild sockeye filet with salad 07/21/22
wild sockeye filet with salad 07/21/22
Started the day Friday with a nice breakfast.
avocado and cheddar omelette 07/22/22
avocado and cheddar omelette 07/22/22
After breakfast I went up to one of my favorite beaches.
Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/22
It was a bit overcast and cool, but traffic was light.
bk Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/22
bk Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/22
Walked up the beach past Steamboat Creek.
Kalaloch Beach 6 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 6 07/22/22
It was a great day for a walk on the beach.
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/22
I turned around just past Beach 7 and headed back.
Kalaloch Beach 6 - Steamboat Creek 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 6 - Steamboat Creek 07/22/22
While looking for a good spot for lunch, ran into this ferocious character who was defending his turf.
Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/22
Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/22
lunch Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/22
lunch Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/22
After a nice day at the beach I fixed up some dinner.
Willapa Bay Oysters with farro and shitake mushroom 07/22/22
Willapa Bay Oysters with farro and shitake mushroom 07/22/22
Saturday morning I had breakfast about 11:00 am.
avocado and cheddar omelette 07/23/22
avocado and cheddar omelette 07/23/22
Saturday the sun finally came out again, so it was time to hit the beach.
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
The weather was fabulous.
bk Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
bk Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
lunch Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
lunch Kalaloch Beach 3 07/23/22
After a long day on the beach I went back and made some dinner.
broiled lamb chops with roasted carrot and parsnip on farro 07/23/22
broiled lamb chops with roasted carrot and parsnip on farro 07/23/22
Sunday I didn't get breakfast made until noon, but it was still breakfast.
avocado and cheddar omelette 07/24/22
avocado and cheddar omelette 07/24/22
The weather being perfect, it was the perfect day to take a little walk down to my favorite river.
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
lunch Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
lunch Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
The water was exactly the right temperature.
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
After a relaxing dip and a nice walk, went back and fixed up a little dinner.
farfalle with smoked salmon and sun-dried tomato 07/24/22
farfalle with smoked salmon and sun-dried tomato 07/24/22
I must have packed up the camera Sunday night, because I don't have any images for Monday, which is when I returned home. * If anyone should ask, Trader Joe's new "Lightly Smoked Salmon" is excellent.
lunch Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
lunch Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/24/22
As always, no mermaids were harmed during the production of this trip report.

"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 7:08 am 
47 N 124 W -=- 08/04/20 - 08/09/20 Wandered around on beaches and in forests for a couple days before digging out the camera.
farfalle with smoked salmon and sun-dried tomatoes 080420
farfalle with smoked salmon and sun-dried tomatoes 080420
I made a couple pies for Birdie
plum and blueberry pie 080520
plum and blueberry pie 080520
Went and looked at a river
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080620
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080620
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080620
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080620
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080620
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080620
Then went down to take a look at the beach
Kalaloch Beach 1 080620
Kalaloch Beach 1 080620
The next day we visited another beach
Kalaloch Beach 3 080720
Kalaloch Beach 3 080720
Kalaloch Beach 3 080720
Kalaloch Beach 3 080720
We spent the next day on the water. The weather was perfect.
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080820
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080820
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080820
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080820
Some things just defy explanation
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080820
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 080820
Went down to the beach after our boat ride
Kalaloch Beach 5 080820
Kalaloch Beach 5 080820
... and then came back and had fabulous dinner
roast rack of lamb with mango ginger cranberry chutney 080820
roast rack of lamb with mango ginger cranberry chutney 080820

"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 5:22 pm 
Whaddya think Ski, do I still have time to get out across the Queets in the next week or three (before the fall rains hit)? Your photos make it look awfully inviting.

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PostThu Sep 15, 2022 8:52 pm 
river's down to 400 cfs right now 09/15/22 20:45 PDT means just more than ankle deep at Sams if you find the right spot. my nephew went up there in late July and got across when it was running at about 1400 -- all a matter of finding a spot. (he had a 6-year old kid with him as I recall... I gave him directions to an alternate campsite opportunity only a couple miles up the trail because he didn't think the kid could go very far.) local accuweather forecast right now doesn't show any big rain within the next three weeks. (the fishermen up there are getting antsy about that.) I'd say go for it. Best time to go up there. Nights are longer and cooler. Bugs are GONE. Colors are out in force. Downside: really really really easy to lose the trail in the meadows above Tshletshy because of all the maple leaves on the ground. When you get to any clearing - if you don't know the way - stop and get your bearings. Only real trouble I ran into on that was just below Bob Creek. Sam sent me a note and said the trail was in shabby condition, but he went up there a few weeks before Ernie had a chance to get up there. (I didn't cross the river this last trip so I can't say.) Be back up there in a few weeks. wink.gif

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PostFri Sep 16, 2022 9:30 pm 
47 N 124 W -=- 09/06/20 - 09/10/20 Sunday the weather wasn't quite as cooperative as we'd hoped for.
Kalaloch Beach 1 09/06/20
Kalaloch Beach 1 09/06/20
After a bit of poking around on the beach we had some dinner
wild coho filet with salad
wild coho filet with salad
Monday the sun came out so we checked out one of our favorite beaches.
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/07/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/07/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/07/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/07/20
Kalaloch Beach 6 09/07/20
Kalaloch Beach 6 09/07/20
bk Kalaloch Beach 6 09/07/20
bk Kalaloch Beach 6 09/07/20
Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 09/07/20
Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 09/07/20
There's still evidence of the old Beach 6 parking lot railing.
Kalaloch Beach 6 09/07/20
Kalaloch Beach 6 09/07/20
Tuesday the weather was spectacular - a great day to enjoy the beach.
Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
Post Labor Day beach architecture never ceases to amaze.
Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
Not sure if this creation is supposed to be artwork, or just litter.
Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
There's always something interesting to find.
Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
Another fabulous day at the beach.
bk Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
bk Kalaloch Beach 3 09/08/20
Headed north to look at some trees.
Cedar Grove Trail 09/08/20
Cedar Grove Trail 09/08/20
Cedar Grove Trail 09/08/20
Cedar Grove Trail 09/08/20
Later we whipped up some dinner and a little dessert.
farfalle with wild argentine shrimp and salad 09/08/20
farfalle with wild argentine shrimp and salad 09/08/20
blackberry pie 09/08/20
blackberry pie 09/08/20
Wednesday the weather called for a day on the water.
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/09/20
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/09/20
We found the best swimming hole on the whole river.
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/09/20
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/09/20
The local residents seem to be fond of the place as well.
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/09/20
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/09/20
We heard later on the news that it was 88 F in Clearwater that day. Great day for a boat ride.
Kitty and BK Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/09/20
Kitty and BK Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/09/20
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/09/20
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/09/20
Such adventure called for a proper dinner.
chicken masala with couscous and farro and salad 09/09/20
chicken masala with couscous and farro and salad 09/09/20
Thursday the weather was pretty fabulous again, so it was time to go check out a beach.
bk Kalaloch Beach 5 09/10/20
bk Kalaloch Beach 5 09/10/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/10/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/10/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/10/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/10/20
After our walk, it was time to cool off.
Clearwater River 09/10/20
Clearwater River 09/10/20
bk Clearwater River 09/10/20
bk Clearwater River 09/10/20
Later the forest fire smoke made for a spectacular sunset. Fortunately that was the last night out there.
Thursday September 10 2020 19:00 PDT
Thursday September 10 2020 19:00 PDT

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PostFri Sep 16, 2022 11:51 pm 
47 N 124 W -=- 09/28/20 - 10/02/20 We started our adventure Tuesday at one of our favorite beaches.
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/29/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/29/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/29/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/29/20
Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 09/29/20
Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 09/29/20
BK & Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 09/29/20
BK & Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 09/29/20
Obligatory shoe shot:
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/29/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/29/20
Kalaloch Beach 6 09/29/20
Kalaloch Beach 6 09/29/20
Kalaloch Beach 7 09/29/20
Kalaloch Beach 7 09/29/20
Kalaloch Beach 7 09/29/20
Kalaloch Beach 7 09/29/20
BK Kalaloch Beach 6 09/29/20
BK Kalaloch Beach 6 09/29/20
Managed to find time to make dessert later.
plum pie 09/29/20
plum pie 09/29/20
Wednesday we went to check out a river.
Clearwater River 09/30/20
Clearwater River 09/30/20
Clearwater River 09/30/20
Clearwater River 09/30/20
Clearwater River 09/30/20
Clearwater River 09/30/20
Clearwater River 09/30/20
Clearwater River 09/30/20
Thursday we managed to find a few mushrooms.
Chanterelles and Oysters 10/01/20
Chanterelles and Oysters 10/01/20
Then it was time to go watch the river again.
Clearwater River 10/01/20
Clearwater River 10/01/20
All that exploring works up quite an appetite.
wild argentine shrimp stir-fry with eggplant and yakisoba 10/01/20
wild argentine shrimp stir-fry with eggplant and yakisoba 10/01/20
Friday was Fungus Day.
Vase Chanterelle (Scaly Chanterelle) 10/02/20
Vase Chanterelle (Scaly Chanterelle) 10/02/20
Blue Chanterelle 10/02/20
Blue Chanterelle 10/02/20
Blue Chanterelle 10/02/20
Blue Chanterelle 10/02/20
Saturday morning I went out and found a few more. Enough to bring a few home for Mom! up.gif
Chanterelles 10/04/20
Chanterelles 10/04/20

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PostSat Sep 17, 2022 4:25 am 
47 N 124 W -=- 06/27/20 - 06/30/20 Sunday the weather was nice so we went up to take a look at a beach. I think this is where I slipped and used the camera to break my fall:
Kalaloch Beach 5 06/28/20
Kalaloch Beach 5 06/28/20
Monday was cool and cloudy so we went to look at some trees and a river.
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 06/29/20
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 06/29/20
Foxglove [i:cc04085bf0](Digitalis purpurea)[/i:cc04085bf0] - Queets Valley Olympic National Park 06/29/20
Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) - Queets Valley Olympic National Park 06/29/20
Kitty - Big Leaf Maple [i:cc04085bf0](Acer Macrophyllum)[/i:cc04085bf0] Queets Valley Olympic National Park 06/29/20
Kitty - Big Leaf Maple (Acer Macrophyllum) Queets Valley Olympic National Park 06/29/20
Later I stirred up some dinner.
farfalle with wild argentine shrimp 06/29/20
farfalle with wild argentine shrimp 06/29/20
Tuesday we went to take a look at some more trees and fungi.
Kitty - Cedar Grove Trail 06/30/20
Kitty - Cedar Grove Trail 06/30/20
Cedar Grove Trail 06/30/20
Cedar Grove Trail 06/30/20
Gnome Plant [i:cc04085bf0](Hemitomes congestum)[/i:cc04085bf0] - Cedar Grove Trail 06/30/20
Gnome Plant (Hemitomes congestum) - Cedar Grove Trail 06/30/20
Kalaloch Nature Trail Olympic National Park 06/30/20
Kalaloch Nature Trail Olympic National Park 06/30/20
Kalaloch Creek Olympic National Park 06/30/20
Kalaloch Creek Olympic National Park 06/30/20

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PostSat Sep 17, 2022 5:30 am 
47 N 124 W -=- 05/13/21 - 05/15/21 Thursday was cool and cloudy. We did a bit of exploring on the beach.
Kalaloch Beach 5 05/13/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 05/13/21
Friday the sun came out for my birthday so we went to go see my favorite river. The lupine was out in force.
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
I took a little nap on the beach.
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
Oyster mushrooms were in season.
Oyster mushrooms Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
Oyster mushrooms Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/14/21
Oyster Mushrooms 05/14/21
Oyster Mushrooms 05/14/21
Saturday we decided to go look at some more trees and rivers.
Cedar Grove Trail 05/15/21
Cedar Grove Trail 05/15/21
Cedar Grove Trail 05/15/21
Cedar Grove Trail 05/15/21
Queets Valley Olympic National park 05/15/21
Queets Valley Olympic National park 05/15/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
BK & Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
BK & Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
bk Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
There's always something surprising to find.
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 05/15/21

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PostSat Sep 17, 2022 7:02 am 
47 N 124 W -=- 07/21/21 - 07/25/21 More stories about rivers and trees Blue skies on Wednesday called for a trip to the beach.
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/21/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/21/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/21/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/21/21
Later we had some fabulous dinner.
wild argentine shrimp stir-fry with yakisoba 07/21/21
wild argentine shrimp stir-fry with yakisoba 07/21/21
Thursday called for a look at some trees.
Kitty Cedar Grove Trail 07/22/21
Kitty Cedar Grove Trail 07/22/21
Cedar Grove Trail 07/21/21
Cedar Grove Trail 07/21/21
We spent the rest of the afternoon wandering up and down the beach.
Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/21
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/21
Kalaloch Beach 7 07/22/21
BK & Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/21
BK & Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 07/22/21
Later we had a most fabulous dinner.
broiled swordfish steaks with pan fried scallops, delicata squash, shitake mushrooms, and salad 07/22/21
broiled swordfish steaks with pan fried scallops, delicata squash, shitake mushrooms, and salad 07/22/21
Friday we made a visit to my favorite river.
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
It was a great day for a refreshing dip in the water.
BK Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
BK Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
BK & Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
BK & Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 07/23/21
Later we put together some more fabulous dinner.
broiled black cod with mango ginger chutney, sauteed yellow summer squash, shitake mushrooms, and salad 07/23/21
broiled black cod with mango ginger chutney, sauteed yellow summer squash, shitake mushrooms, and salad 07/23/21
Saturday we found a fabulous new swimming hole.
BK & Kitty Clearwater River 07/24/21
BK & Kitty Clearwater River 07/24/21
Clearwater River 07/24/21
Clearwater River 07/24/21
Saturday night we opted for a different species for dinner.
wild coho file with eggplant 07/24/21
wild coho file with eggplant 07/24/21
Sunday we went back to the beach for a bit of lunch.
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/25/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/25/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/25/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/25/21
And watched the sun drop while the tide went out.
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/25/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 07/25/21

"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."

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47 N 124 W -=- 08/11/21 - 08/17/21 More tales about trees and fungus Headed out Wednesday under beautiful blue skies.
Hwy 101 08/11/21
Hwy 101 08/11/21
Thursday looked like a good day for a little boat ride.
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
BK Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
BK Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Mermaids!
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Great day for a nice refreshing dip.
Kitty & BK Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Kitty & BK Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
We stopped along the way for a bite to eat.
lunch Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
lunch Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Perfect weather for a lovely boat ride and a swim.
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/12/21
Our journey took us directly to the middle of nowhere.
Hwy 101 08/12/21
Hwy 101 08/12/21
Such adventures worked up a great appetite for dinner.
broiled black cod with baked squash, sauteed oyster mushrooms, and salad 08/12/21
broiled black cod with baked squash, sauteed oyster mushrooms, and salad 08/12/21
Friday found us on a slightly foggy beach.
BK & Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 08/13/21
BK & Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 08/13/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 08/13/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 08/13/21
We ventured off in search of delectable forest treats.
Chicken of the Woods Cedar Grove Trail 08/13/21
Chicken of the Woods Cedar Grove Trail 08/13/21
Kitty Chicken of the Woods Cedar Grove Trail 08/13/21
Kitty Chicken of the Woods Cedar Grove Trail 08/13/21
Kitty Chicken of the Woods Cedar Grove Trail 08/13/21
Kitty Chicken of the Woods Cedar Grove Trail 08/13/21
Later on in the afternoon relaxed with a bit of a float.
BK & Kitty Clearwater River 08/15/21
BK & Kitty Clearwater River 08/15/21
There are some days when all is right with the universe.
We made the necessary preparations for another fabulous dinner.
dinner ingredients 08/13/21
dinner ingredients 08/13/21
broiled halibut filet with steamed asparagus, roasted tomato and eggplant, and salad 08/13/21
broiled halibut filet with steamed asparagus, roasted tomato and eggplant, and salad 08/13/21
Saturday we went to visit my favorite river.
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/14/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/14/21
We found an interesting little creature we hadn't noticed before.
Cinnabar Moth - Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/14/21
Cinnabar Moth - Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/14/21
Cinnabar Moth - Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/14/21
Cinnabar Moth - Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/14/21
lunch Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/14/21
lunch Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/14/21
Kitty & BK Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/14/21
Kitty & BK Queets Valley Olympic National Park 08/14/21
We had another fabulous dinner after our journey.
wild coho filet with roasted eggplant, roasted tomato and eggplant, shitake mushrooms, and salad 08/14/21
wild coho filet with roasted eggplant, roasted tomato and eggplant, shitake mushrooms, and salad 08/14/21
Sunday we found some more delectable treats and visited a favorite swimming hole.
chicken of the woods 47N 124W 08/15/21
chicken of the woods 47N 124W 08/15/21
BK & Kitty Clearwater River 08/15/21
BK & Kitty Clearwater River 08/15/21
Our newly found treasures found their way to the dinner table.
wild coho filet, crab cakes, chicken-of-the-woods, and salad 08/15/21
wild coho filet, crab cakes, chicken-of-the-woods, and salad 08/15/21
I spent Monday and Tuesday solo, wandering beaches and forests.
Kalaloch Beach 7 08/16/21
Kalaloch Beach 7 08/16/21
I improvised a little dinner.
yakisoba with oyster mushrooms and tomatoes 08/16/21
yakisoba with oyster mushrooms and tomatoes 08/16/21
Tuesday I communed with some of my favorite trees after a nice lunch on the beach.
lunch Kalaloch Beach 6 Steamboat Creek 08/17/21
lunch Kalaloch Beach 6 Steamboat Creek 08/17/21
BK Cedar Grove Trail 08/17/21
BK Cedar Grove Trail 08/17/21
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"I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach. I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each."

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PostSat Sep 17, 2022 6:04 pm 
47 N 124 W -=- 09/11/21 - 09/15/21 Further Adventures in Foraging For Fungi Saturday we were so busy I must have forgotten to pull out the camera until dinner time.
broiled sturgeon steaks with delicata squash, oyster mushrooms, and salad 09/11/21
broiled sturgeon steaks with delicata squash, oyster mushrooms, and salad 09/11/21
Sunday we went to go take a look at some trees.
Cedar Grove Trail 09/12/21
Cedar Grove Trail 09/12/21
Kitty Cedar Grove Trail 09/12/21
Kitty Cedar Grove Trail 09/12/21
Cedar Grove Trail 09/12/21
Cedar Grove Trail 09/12/21
It was a fine day to do a bit of exploring on the beach.
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
Someone left a message:
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
Animal, mineral, or vegetable?
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
BK & Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
BK & Kitty Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
We stopped for a bit and had a nice lunch.
lunch Kalaloch Beach 6 Steamboat Creek 09/12/21
lunch Kalaloch Beach 6 Steamboat Creek 09/12/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
False Brain Coral Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
False Brain Coral Kalaloch Beach 5 09/12/21
Later that evening we had a nice little dinner.
wild coho filet with eggplant, oyster mushrooms, and salad 09/12/21
wild coho filet with eggplant, oyster mushrooms, and salad 09/12/21
Monday morning found us checking out some trees and a river.
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
We found a great spot and had a fabulous lunch.
lunch Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
lunch Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
BK & Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
BK & Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
Kitty Queets Valley Olympic National Park 09/13/21
After our adventures we had another fabulous dinner.
black cod with delicata squash, shitake mushrooms, and salad 09/13/21
black cod with delicata squash, shitake mushrooms, and salad 09/13/21
Thursday we wandered about and looked at some trees. We followed the Yellow Brick Road to the Magic Kingdom of Mushroom Land.
Kalaloch Nature Trail Olympic National Park 09/14/21
Kalaloch Nature Trail Olympic National Park 09/14/21
chanterelles 09/14/21
chanterelles 09/14/21
We followed up with a nice dinner.
roast rack of lamb with green beans, chanterelles, and salad 09/14/21
roast rack of lamb with green beans, chanterelles, and salad 09/14/21
Wednesday I ventured out solo to forage for more fungi.
chanterelles 09/15/21
chanterelles 09/15/21
fungi Clearwater 09/15/21
fungi Clearwater 09/15/21
chanterelles 09/15/21
chanterelles 09/15/21
Then I stopped and picked enough berries for a couple pies before the long drive back home.
blackberries [i:08913c86c6](Rubus Laciniatus)[/i:08913c86c6] Clearwater 09/15/21
blackberries (Rubus Laciniatus) Clearwater 09/15/21
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PostSat Sep 17, 2022 10:25 pm 
47 N 124 W -=- 10/12/21 - 10/15/21 More Tales About Trees and Fables About Fungi With the days being shorter, we just had time for dinner Tuesday.
broiled sturgeon filet with mango-ginger-cherry chutney, delicata squash, lions mane and shitake mushrooms, and salad 10/12/21
broiled sturgeon filet with mango-ginger-cherry chutney, delicata squash, lions mane and shitake mushrooms, and salad 10/12/21
Wednesday we went up and looked at some trees.
BK Cedar Grove Trail 10/13/21
BK Cedar Grove Trail 10/13/21
Then we went down to the beach.
BK & Kitty Kalaloch Beach 3 10/13/21
BK & Kitty Kalaloch Beach 3 10/13/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 10/13/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 10/13/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 10/13/21
Kalaloch Beach 3 10/13/21
BK Kalaloch Beach 3 10/13/21
BK Kalaloch Beach 3 10/13/21
And checked out a local trail.
Kalaloch Creek 10/13/21
Kalaloch Creek 10/13/21
Kalaloch Creek 10/13/21
Kalaloch Creek 10/13/21
Later on we had a another fabulous dinner.
baked trout, roasted eggplant and red pepper, wild mushroom medley, and salad 10/13/21
baked trout, roasted eggplant and red pepper, wild mushroom medley, and salad 10/13/21
Thursday we started out with a bit of breakfast.
oatmeal and toast 10/14/21
oatmeal and toast 10/14/21
Then did a bit of exploring up and down the valley.
Clearwater Valley 10/14/21
Clearwater Valley 10/14/21
Clearwater Valley 10/14/21
Clearwater Valley 10/14/21
Clearwater Valley 10/14/21
Clearwater Valley 10/14/21
Clearwater Valley 10/14/21
Clearwater Valley 10/14/21
After our journey we enjoyed a delightful dinner.
wild coho filet with purple yam, chanterelle mushrooms, and salad 10/14/21
wild coho filet with purple yam, chanterelle mushrooms, and salad 10/14/21
Friday was a day of adventure - a pursuit of any and all edible varieties of fungi currently being featured at a second-growth stand of hemlock near you - which is always an adventure full of new and delightful surprises. After our journeys, we enjoyed yet another fabulous dinner which included some of the fruits of our labors.
roast rack of lamb with mango-ginger-cherry chutney, roasted potato, wild mushroom medley, and salad 10/15/21
roast rack of lamb with mango-ginger-cherry chutney, roasted potato, wild mushroom medley, and salad 10/15/21
It was a bountiful harvest indeed, and many delectable specimens made their way back to our dinner tables. In no particular order at all, some of those we found.
amanita
amanita
chanterelle and more
chanterelle and more
fairy cup
fairy cup
king bolete
king bolete
oyster, pennybun, chanterelle, sweet tooth, white russula, black chanterelle
oyster, pennybun, chanterelle, sweet tooth, white russula, black chanterelle
red coral
red coral
shaggy inkcap [i:969703e890](Coprinus comatus)[/i:969703e890] preparation
shaggy inkcap (Coprinus comatus) preparation
shaggy inkcap [i:969703e890](Coprinus comatus)[/i:969703e890] sauteed
shaggy inkcap (Coprinus comatus) sauteed
sulphur tuft
sulphur tuft
sweet tooth
sweet tooth
sweet tooth
sweet tooth
swollen stalk cat
swollen stalk cat
unknown brown slimy
unknown brown slimy
unknown honeycomb
unknown honeycomb
unknown pink, oyster, pennybun, chanterelle, velvet cap, sweet tooth
unknown pink, oyster, pennybun, chanterelle, velvet cap, sweet tooth
unknown white
unknown white
white russula
white russula
Zeller's bolete
Zeller's bolete
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PostSun Sep 18, 2022 11:24 am 
thanks Tom! up.gif sorry for the confusion! dizzy.gif

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