Saturday, April 9, 2011

H is for "Hiking for Words"

Many of the settings for my novels are inspired by real world locations.  Lost Within (February 2012), the sequel to Escaping Destiny, takes place partly along a wild stretch of coastline drawn from my backpacking trips in the Olympic National Marine Sanctuary.  Here are a few of the photographs I captured during my treks at a place the locals affectionately refer to as Oz.










14 comments:

  1. i kan haz tripz to Oz pl0x? kthxbai

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  2. Spider: We have extra gear and Day One of the trek isn't that crazy (like some of the hikes I do. I think Gavin (blue backpack) did it when he was only six years old. It's 3.3 miles (much of it wooden boardwalk) through old growth temperate rainforest (the boardwalk protects the moist, fragile soil) and the rest of it is on the beach. You're welcome to come along. :)

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  3. Great pictures - love the deer :-)
    All best
    Karla

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  4. I love the pic of the moss covered net. Have you thought about publishing a book of photos?

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  5. ::sighs:: I miss the PNW!!! Thanks for the pics. :)

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  6. I would LOVE to bring the family and camp with you guys sometime. Make it a big camping compound weekend. Do you ever do anything like that? Your pictures are gorgeous. I haven't been camping in ages, and I think my kids would really love it...and they're getting old enough to make it more fun for me, too not having to worry about a toddler tripping into a fire, etc.

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  7. Breathtaking. I WILL see this in person one day. I will.

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  8. I'm greatly looking forward to the Old Ways photo calendar you promised a while back!

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  9. Some great photos there, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful pictures. Oz is a great name for this perfect inspiraton. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look foward to reading more from you.

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  11. Thank you everyone! The Olympic National Marine Sanctuary is on the extreme Northwest portion of Washington State. It's a place where you fall asleep to the (surprisingly soothing) sound of sea lions barking, the deer are so tame they'll curl up to sleep by your tent, and you can watch sea otters play in the surf. I'm hoping to go back later this year and I'll share more photos if I do. :)

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  12. wow, these pictures were truly breathtaking!

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  13. Those are all amazing photos.

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  14. Dezmond and Suzanne: Thank you. It's one of those places where it's hard not to take great photos. I give all the credit to the "model." ;)

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