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Publisher's Letter

a vast


awaits you

Skiers make their way along the snow-covered Hurricane Hill Road toward the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Find out more about Olympic National Park on Page 70.

Congratulations! You’ve reached one of the most enchanting and diverse regions on Earth! Whether you’re a first-time visitor, a returning visitor or a new resident of the North Olympic Peninsula, you’ll find our coastlines, our mountains, our towns, valleys and historical sites breathtaking and memory-making. This North Olympic Peninsula Newcomers’ & Visitors’ Guide is divided into six sections designed to give you a flavor of each of our towns or regions: Port Townsend and Jefferson County, Sequim-Dungeness Valley, Port Angeles, Forks and the West End, the North/West Coast and, just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Victoria. Too, you’ll find important information about Olympic National Park, the Pacific Coast and other interesting destinations. Included in this guide is a wealth of information about the goods, services and activities available on the Peninsula. We combine all the adventures of wilderness recreation with the comforts of a premiere resort destination. While you’re here, we encourage you to read the Peninsula Daily News, the newspaper of the North Olympic Peninsula. It not only has news about the region and the world, but it contains updated information about community events throughout the fall, winter and spring. The PDN’s entertainment magazine, Peninsula Spotlight, appears Fridays, and a daily list of “Things to Do” can be found by logging onto the PDN website at www. The Peninsula Daily News is available throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. Once you leave this area, you can keep in touch by regularly checking out the website. Welcome to the wonderland of the North Olympic Peninsula.

on the cover Lake Crescent inside Olympic National Park. Photograph by Heather Loyd.

Best regards, John Brewer, Editor and Publisher

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The North Olympic Peninsula Newcomers’ and Visitors’ Guide is a semiannual publication of the Peninsula Daily News, the North Olympic Peninsula’s daily newspaper since 1916. A total of 50,000 copies are distributed at locations throughout the North Olympic Peninsula. All content © 2011, Peninsula Daily News. The guide makes every attempt to be accurate at the time of its compilation. Report any errors to 360-417-3527 or via email to Advertising issues can be discussed by calling 360-417-3541 or via email to ads@

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North Olympic Peninsula Newcomers’ and Visitors’ Guide Dungeness Spit in Sequim is a 5½-mile hike to serenity. See Page 30.

fall 2011 | winter 2012 editor & publisher

John C. Brewer

executive editor

Rex Wilson

Project Editors & Designers

Trisha McMahon Jennifer Veneklasen

editorial assistants

Lee Zurcher Chelsea Ronish

interim advertising director

Sue Stoneman

circulation director

Elwha River Restoration  6

Michelle Lynn

The largest dam removal project in the nation’s history takes place on the North Olympic Peninsula.

Port Townsend & Jefferson County  10

In Port Townsend and Jefferson County, visitors will find Victorian buildings, small-town shops, a taste of history and a lively art scene.

Sequim & Dungeness Valley  22

Under the rain shadow of sunny Sequim rests farms, a longtime festival and lots of outdoor recreational opportunities.

Port Angeles  45

The Peninsula’s largest city is nestled between the mountains of Olympic National Park and the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Hunting, Fishing & Shellfishing  63 Olympic National Park  70

This world-class park’s rugged terrain can be explored on foot or by car.

North/West Coast  78

True nature lovers will delight in a trip to the North/West Coast. The best-selling series about vampires and werewolves, intertwined with a love story, comes to life.

West End  86

Some of the area’s most pristine beauty, including rain forests, wild rivers and coastal beaches, are found on the West End.

Directory  104

Businesses and organizations that can help you out.

Keith Thorpe, Chris Tucker, Jeff Chew, Heather Loyd, Diane Urbani de la Paz, Trisha McMahon, Jennifer Veneklasen, Charlie Bermant, Lonnie Archibald, Brenda Hanrahan, Jennifer Jackson, Jen Clark, Russ Veenema and The Associated Press cartography

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Vivian Hansen, Jen Clark, Sue Roaf, Gary Smith, Joylena Owen, Kim Jons, Jeanette Elledge, Richard Stephens, Sara Schaefer, Shanie McLaughlin, Michelle Rohde, Holly Wickersham, Chelsea Ronish and Lindsey Shannon Roger Hammers

graphic designers

Keith Curtis, Verlie Wynne and Jeremy Dugan

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Across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, travelers find another world is just a ferry ride away. What’s happening on the North Olympic Peninsula.

contributing photographers

creative services manager

Twilight Country  82

Calendar of Events  98

David Weikel


The lowdown on hunting, fishing and shellfishing.

Victoria  93

director of technical services

Throughout the fall/winter Newcomers’ & Visitors’ Guide are quick response “QR codes.” QR codes are square blackand-white barcodes that, when scanned with a smartphone or tablet camera, take you directly to websites. Most reader applications can be downloaded for free.

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Elwha River Restoration

Water flows past the Elwha Dam in September prior to deconstruction.

Freeing the Elwha River The Elwha River dams, a source of power for the developing North Olympic Peninsula in the early 1900s, are being torn down in a project to restore legendary salmon runs. In the largest dam removal project in the nation’s history, the 108-foot Elwha Dam and the 210-foot Glines Canyon Dam are being torn down to restore salmon habitat as part of the $325 million Elwha River Restoration project. The two dams, located west of Port Angeles on the Elwha River, were constructed without fish ladders, blocking the salmon from migrating upstream to spawn in the nutrientrich habitat just five miles upriver from the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Teardown of the dams began in September and is expected to take three years.

In the early 1900s, entrepreneur Thomas Aldwell sought to harness the energy of the Elwha River. He spearheaded construction of the hydroelectric Elwha Dam as head of the Olympic Power and Development Co. Though a state law required fish passage, the dam was built without fish ladders, which would allow salmon to navigate through the dams. A state-approved hatchery Aldwell built to circumvent that law was abandoned in 1922 after it proved unsuccessful. 6    NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE  v  Fall 2011 | Winter 2012

The growing economy soon led to the decision to build a second dam on the river. Glines Canyon Dam was constructed by Northwestern Power and Light Co. eight miles upriver from the Elwha Dam — also without fish ladders. As a result of the two dams, the Elwha River, which once had one of the most productive salmon runs in the Pacific Northwest, was left with a mere five miles of available habitat for returning fish. Spawning runs were reduced from 400,000 fish before the dams were completed — the Elwha Dam in 1913, the Glines Canyon Dam in 1927 — to today’s minuscule run of 3,000.

In 1992, Congress passed the Elwha River Ecosystem and Fisheries Restoration Act, which mandated full restoration of the ecosystem and purchase of the dams by the federal government. An environmental impact statement released in 1995 concluded that removal of both dams was the only way to achieve full restoration of the Elwha River ecosystem and fisheries.

In that impact statement, four alternatives had also been examined, including leaving the dams in place and installing fish passage facilities, removing either dam and installing fish passage measures at the remaining dam, as well as a “no action” plan of retaining both dams without fish passages. However, the chances of restoring fish and the ecosystem dropped substantially under the alternatives. Dam removal will restore the river to its natural, free-flowing state, allowing all five species of Pacific salmon — chinook, coho, chum, pink and sockeye — and other anadromous fish that primarily live in the ocean but spawn in fresh water to once again reach habitat and spawning grounds. By 2039, the river is expected to be replenished to its pre-dam level with Pacific salmon.

At the time of construction, the dams provided a significant power source for the Olympic Peninsula and helped fuel economic growth and development for the communities. Today, the electrical needs of the area are much greater. Though the dams generated an average of 19 megawatts annually, they had become obsolete. The combined output of both dams was no longer a significant source of power, and the hydroelectric dams were shut down June 1. The $26.9 million teardown and removal of the dams is being done by Barnard Construction Co. Inc. of Bozeman, Mont., plus a number of subcontractors Barnard is using. For the Elwha Dam, Lake Aldwell — the reservoir formed behind the dam — was lowered. The dam’s two spillways were removed and a diversion channel dug on the north side (left side looking downstream). Eight to 10 blasts will remove the remaining concrete and further carve out the diversion channel. Coffer dams — temporary structures acting as dams — will direct the river into the diversion channel, separating it from sediment behind the dam. The original river channel will be excavated and the dam’s structures will be removed. Once all the structures are removed, the temporary diversion channel will be refilled and the site will be recontoured and revegetated to resemble the pre-dam condition. Glines Canyon Dam in the national park was also lowered and layers of the dam removed to the new water level. It will then be “notched down” on alternating sides to create temporary spillways and its reservoir, Lake Mills, drained incrementally until the dam is gone. The final concrete layers will be blasted and revegetation can begin. Drawing down water increases sediment flow, which could hurt salmon restoration. Barnard will not be allowed to do teardown activities that affect water and sediment flow during November, December, May, June, August and the first half of September to help protect migrating fish. During that time, dam structures will be demolished and debris hauled. The entire project is set to end by September 2014. >>

The new Elwha Dam Trail provides a glimpse of the dam as it undergoes removal.

Where to watch

the removal process

During the dam removal process, public access is closed to both the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams. However, the National Park Service has set up ways for people to watch the process in person or via the Internet. Elwha Dam Trail The new Elwha Dam Trail is a publicly accessible trail leading from the Elwha RV Park, just off state Highway 112, to a prime viewpoint overlooking the Elwha Dam. As the Elwha Dam is torn down during the next three years, people can watch the process from this trail. To get there, take U.S. Highway 101 to Highway 112. In less than a mile, turn left onto Lower Dam Road. The RV park, parking area and trailhead with interpretive displays are on the left. A short, easy walking path takes you to the first viewpoint. From here, a 1/8-mile dirt trail takes you to a second, closer viewpoint of the dam. The National Park Service is working to provide public viewing opportunities at the upper Glines Canyon Dam by summer 2012. Webcams Six webcams have been installed along the Elwha River that allow the public to watch the dam removal progress. While the purpose of the cameras is to monitor sediment transport, they also enable people to watch the dams coming down, section by section, through regularly updated still images online. Webcams have been placed facing both the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, the deltas at the southern ends of the Lake Aldwell and Lake Mills reservoirs, and along the northern shore of each reservoir. Links to each webcam are available from the Olympic National Park’s Elwha River Restoration website at ONPelwhariver or directly at damwebcams. Online videos A series of short videos will be added to the park’s Elwha homepage. The first five-minute webisode, added this summer, offers a brief look at the river’s recent history and features interviews with key players in the Elwha story, including tribal elders, dam operators and National Park Service employees. Later video installments can be viewed or downloaded by visiting the park’s website.

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The Elwha snow finger, located between Mount Barnes and Mount Queets in Olympic National Park, is where the Elwha River begins.

The Elwha River Restoration project is the sum of several other projects, plus the dam removal. Some of these projects include a new fish hatchery for the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, a state fish-rearing facility on Morse Creek, a greenhouse that is growing plants for riverbank restoration and two water treatment plants to help remove the sediment held back by the dams from the water, as well as a sewer system and reinforcement of two levees for the Lower Elwha Klallam reservation. Fish facilities were constructed to help aid in salmon recovery. The new Lower Elwha Klallam tribal fish hatchery on Stratton Road opened in May. The hatchery, with an official Klallam name that translates to “House of Salmon,” will raise coho, pink and chum salmon as well as steelhead. It will replace the tribe’s old hatchery, which will operate for about two more years before it is decommissioned. The state Department of Fish & Wildlife’s Elwha Rearing Channel on Crown Z Water Road, plus other facilities within WDFW’s Dungeness/Sol Duc complex, will continue to support the river’s chinook salmon population. These chinook carry the same genetics as their legendary ancestors that were known for their large body size. In 2010, WDFW opened a fish-rearing facility at Morse Creek east of Port Angeles to help preserve the endangered Elwha River chinook. The purpose of the facility is to get 200,000 juvenile hatchery-born Elwha River chinook salmon acclimated to the waters of Morse Creek every year so they return to that stream to spawn. Dam removal carries a risk that the Elwha River salmon populations could be compromised by the large amount of sediment that will be released. The hatchery and fish-rearing facilities will help protect the fish should such a problem occur. By preserving their genetic makeup, the chinook raised in Morse Creek could be used to replenish the Elwha stock if needed. A greenhouse at Olympic National Park’s Matt Albright Native Plant Center is the site where trees, 8    NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE  v  Fall 2011 | Winter 2012

shrubs and grasses are being grown for the restoration project. More than 400,000 native plants are being grown at the center, located at Robin Hill Farm County Park, which is between Port Angeles and Sequim off Dryke Road, just north of U.S. Highway 101. Workers began collecting seeds from the Elwha River in 2008. While the dams are being dismantled, park staff and volunteers will scatter thousands of pounds of seeds as well as plant shrubs and trees grown from seeds collected from the project’s boundaries. They will plant the greenery in the bowl-like basins exposed by the draining of the two reservoirs. Only plants native to the Elwha River area will be used for revegetation.

The Port Angeles Water Treatment Plant,

located in Port Angeles next to the waste transfer station at the west end of 18th Street, will treat the city’s drinking water. The city gets its drinking water from a well, charged by river water, but that may become clogged as fine particles of sediment make their way into the groundwater after the dams come down. The city already treats its drinking water at the well, but the treatment plant is able to remove the additional sediment and meets new, more stringent state health guidelines for water bound for people’s faucets. The second plant is an industrial water treatment facility known as the Elwha Water Treatment Facility, located off Crown Z Water Road near WDFW’s Elwha Rearing Channel. It is designed to remove sediment from the water supply for the tribal fish hatchery, the WDFW fish-rearing channel and the Nippon Paper Industries mill, and also when needed by the treatment plant in Port Angeles for further treatment for municipal use.

Between 21 million and 28 million cubic yards of sediment sits behind the two dams, having accumulated during the past century. Of that, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates that 9 million to 10.5 million cubic yards of silt, sand, clay, cobbles and gravel will be carried downstream to the Strait of Juan de Fuca.


Singers and dancers of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe perform at the dam removal ceremony.

The rest will be covered by vegetation and remain where the Lake Mills and Lake Aldwell reservoirs once existed. When the dams were built, sediment that had moved down the river since the last ice age was suddenly blocked. Removing the dams will re-establish the river’s natural flow of sediment — rebuilding wetlands, beaches and the estuary at the river’s mouth. The Elwha nearshore will regain some 30 percent of its total sediment budget. Within five years of dam removal, the effects will be seen at the mouth of the Elwha River and at nearby beaches, including Ediz Hook in Port Angeles.

The Elwha watershed is

the largest in Olympic National Park. Restoration of salmon to more than 70 miles of river and tributaries will also return vital nutrients to the watershed and restore the entire ecosystem. The project is the second-largest ecosystem restoration project in the history of the National Park Service.

Glines Canyon Dam and Lake Mills in 2010.

For decades, members of the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe pushed for dam removal. The tribe has lived along the Elwha for thousands of years. When the river was obstructed, the Klallam people lost much sacred ground, including the Creation Site that was flooded by Lake Aldwell, as well as the once-plentiful salmon. The tribe is playing a lead role in the project. Now the salmon can return, flooded sacred sites can be restored, and cultural traditions can be reborn. More information about the Elwha River Restoration project is available at, or on Facebook by searching for “Elwha River Restoration.” Olympic National Park also maintains its dam removal blog at tinyurl. com/ONPdamblog. The blog provides regular updates on deconstruction news, photos and details of visitor access.  n

Did 100-pound salmon once exist in the Elwha River? Tales of supersize chinook fueled the debate over tearing down the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams. The Elwha River chinook were known for their large body size, with tales of fish weighing as much as 100 pounds. They stayed in the ocean for seven or eight years to grow to such sizes before returning to spawn in the Elwha and its tributaries. Hundred-pound salmon are known to exist in waters off Alaska, so they can thrive in the right conditions. Research indicates those conditions involve natural selection combined with the right environment, creating a genetic disposition toward large size. The current chinook in the river carry the same genetic makeup as their legendary ancestors, and a restored Elwha could create just the challenging environment needed. So when the dams are gone and the environment restored, will the legendary big fish return? Only time will tell.

HANDS ON To get a glimpse at what the dam removal process will be like, stop by the Feiro Marine Life Center, located on the Port Angeles City Pier at the south end of Lincoln Street. The center has a hands-on, interactive model on display that shows how dam removal will affect water flow and sediment flow in the Elwha River.

A visitor views a dry area upstream from the Elwha Dam in September.

National Park’s Elwha River Restoration website

Olympic National Park’s dam removal blog

Elwha River and dam deconstruction webcams

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Port Townsend/Jefferson County The schooner Adventuress passes in front of the MV Chetzemoka.

Victorian seaport Port Townsend sits on the tip of the Quimper Peninsula, surrounded by the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north and Puget Sound to the east. For visitors who enjoy delving into history, Port Townsend is the ideal place to visit. Just driving through the quintessential Victorian town seems like a step back in time. At the turn of the 20th century, Port Townsend was a bustling seaport, and many elegant buildings lined the waterfront. It was known as the “City of Dreams” because of speculation that it would be the largest harbor on the West Coast. Port Townsend’s past is kept alive as the city is full of Victorian houses and business buildings that have been restored, the result of an organized effort by city residents. For an overview of historical downtown sites, take a walking tour. (See map on Page 17.) Port Townsend was the first city in Washington state to establish the Main Street program, encouraging preservation of historical districts, renovation and restoration of buildings. There is so much history preserved in Port Townsend that it is one of only three cities nationwide on the National Register of Historic Places. The city and Fort Worden State Park

are also national landmarks. Downtown, visitors may feel as though the main thoroughfare, Water Street, came out of an old-fashioned movie. But art galleries, chic clothing boutiques and unique shops make the window shopper feel like this is Seattle. Be sure to check out the seaside restaurants and cafés, where you can relax and watch kayakers paddling by or sailboats catching the breeze. On a clear day you can see Mount Rainier and Mount Baker. The Bell Tower on the bluff at Tyler and Jefferson streets, overlooking the downtown Port Townsend business district, was built more than a century ago and historically used to summon volunteer firefighters. The Haller Fountain, a statue at Taylor and Washington streets, is a replica of one presented to the city in 1906 by Theodore Haller and is the centerpiece of a renovated plaza. The Jefferson County Courthouse, 1820 Jefferson St., built in 1891, includes the Hall of Honor, which is sponsored by the Jefferson County Historical Society to honor the county’s early pioneers.

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TRANQUIL BAY Between Port Townsend and Port Angeles, U.S. Highway 101 winds around the south end of a tranquil bay. Discovery Bay is an ideal place to take a rest from the road, stay overnight or just get away from the faster pace of living. The Port of Port Townsend owns a public recreational boat launch in Gardiner just north of Highway 101 that provides access to the bay. While kayakers sometimes paddle along the shoreline, the bay is typically quiet. However, the bay’s quiet waters once served as an anchorage for wooden tall ships. British explorer Capt. George Vancouver found Discovery Bay in 1792 and named the body of water after his flagship, HMS Discovery. After a sawmill was built in 1853, boats carried wood in and out of the bay. The remains of the old mill are no longer standing.

Jefferson County Courthouse

Starrett House

Port Townsend pit stops

Victorian homes grace many Port Townsend streets. Just a few to drive by are the Starrett House, 744 Clay St.; the F.W. Hastings House, 313 Walker St.; and the James House, 1238 Washington St. Many of the historical homes have been redesigned as bed-and-breakfast establishments.

Take the ferry Enjoy the simple pleasure of riding a ferry between Port Townsend and Whidbey Island. In the spring and summer, the Coupeville-Port Townsend route is served by two 64-car ferries. In October, the state’s ferry system switched to its fall schedule, and the route decreased to one-boat service to allow the second vessel to be used on other routes, substituting for boats undergoing maintenance. For information, phone 888-808-7977 or visit Nature parks Nearly two dozen parks dot Port Townsend. The showpiece is Chetzemoka Park at Jackson and Blaine streets. Named in honor of the Klallam chief Chetzemoka, friend of the pioneers, the park overlooks Admiralty Inlet. It includes a bandstand built in 1905, gardens, a picnic area, a children’s playground, hiking paths, an arbor, beach access and restrooms. For those who prefer a quiet moment near water, North Beach, a favorite destination for many locals, offers beautiful vistas of the Strait of Juan de Fuca inlet during daylight hours. The park, located at the end of Kuhn Street, features sandy stretches framed by steep bluffs. Industry on the water With numerous harbors around Port Townsend Bay and Admiralty Inlet, Port Townsend is a perfect location from which to begin or end a sailing adventure. The Port of Port Townsend operates two marinas in town — Point Hudson Marina just beyond the end of Water Street and Port Townsend Boat Haven west of downtown. The Boat Haven and the adjacent

industrial park illustrate one of the town’s leading industries: boat building and related marine activities. Port Townsend Paper Corp. mill at Glen Cove is a major industry. Ships load kraft paper products for other parts of the world in the deepwater port. Walk through history Downtown, Union Wharf, built in 1867, was the first incorporated business in Washington Territory. Its long career includes being home to a fish processing plant, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, a brothel and a blacksmith. It has been renovated and features a timber-frame pavilion. Manresa Castle at Seventh and Sheridan streets was built in 1892. It was later owned and remodeled by the Jesuit priests. The beautifully restored building is now used as a hotel and restaurant. Museums to visit The Jefferson County Historical Society Museum, 540 Water St., is located in the 1892 Port Townsend City Hall building. Exhibits set up in the former municipal courtroom, fire hall and jail spaces feature Jefferson County artifacts, archives and family histories. The Rothschild House (open MaySeptember) at Taylor and Washington streets was built in 1867. This New England-style house was the home of D.C.H. Rothschild, one of the town’s first merchants. About 17 vintage aircraft are regularly on display at the Port Townsend Aero Museum at Jefferson County International Airport, south of town off state Highway 19. The museum began in 2001 as a youth education program. The display building, opened in 2008, also has collections of model airplanes and aviation art.  n

Get a hands-on experience with marine life at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, located on the public fishing pier at Fort Worden State Park. Visitors can learn to identify common beach rocks, examine sands from around the world, see diving birds fly through schools of fish, compare fossils of ancient marine animals to their present-day relatives and more. Also located at Fort Worden State Park, Centrum is a gathering place for artists and creative thinkers that produces workshops, artist residencies and public performances. Port Townsend Brewing Co., 330 19th St., Suite C., is the place to go if you’re in the mood for a little relaxation with some friends in a great local atmosphere . The Rose Theatre, 235 Taylor St., and The Uptown Theatre, 1120 Lawrence St., are charming movie theaters. In the spring, Port Townsend comes into bloom with the weeklong Rhododendron Festival held in May. Mt. Townsend Creamery, 338 Sherman St., produces wonderful local cheeses. The creamery itself is housed in a 50-year-old warehouse that has been home to boat builders, glass repair companies, a radical fringe publisher and, most recently, the Department of Licensing. Aldrich’s Market, 940 Lawrence St., is the descendant of one of the oldest grocery stores in the state. Go antiquing in an old Victorian town. Antique shops can be found along Water Street and surrounding streets. Black Percheron horses can be seen pulling a festive carriage along Port Townsend’s Historic District during the winter holiday season. The carriage traditionally gives Santa a lift to Haller Fountain for the annual Christmas community treelighting, scheduled for Dec. 3.

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Port Townsend

Wooden Boat Festival



The Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water St., was created to nurture the rich maritime legacy of Puget Sound for present and future generations. It’s situated between historic downtown Port Townsend and Point Hudson Marina and holds year-round activities to connect people, boats and the sea, from sailing and rowing to family boat building. The center features public open spaces, a rebuilt dock and two “green” buildings filled with resources, programs and activities to engage and educate people of all generations in traditional and contemporary maritime life. Inside is a café and the Wooden Boat Chandlery, a chandlery and gift shop open seven days per week. The center is also home of the Wooden Boat Foundation. Each September, the much-celebrated Wooden Boat Festival, organized

by the Wooden Boat Foundation, offers a brief glimpse into the area’s longtime maritime culture. For more information on the mari-

time center, phone 360-385-3628 or visit For information on the Wooden Boat Foundation, visit

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1. Pacific Traditions & Aloft Images Daily 10-6 637 Water St. 360-385-4770 Local & nationally recognized Native artists of distinction. In the loft, local maritime & landscape photography. 2. Ancestral Spirits Galler y Open Daily 701 Water St. 360-385-0078 Fine Native Art by indigenous artists and craftspeople of North America and Siberia. “An exquisite art gallery”. National Geographic Traveler

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Open Daily 10am 3. Port Townsend Galler y 715 Water St. 360-379-8110 Fine art and jewelry from the hearts, hands, and studios of local artists. Come in and enjoy our waterfront location and artful garden.


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12. The Let Go Galler y Thurs-Sat: 11-5; Sun: 12-5 940 Water St. 360-385-4322 A place where all who enter can let go of their expectations and simply enjoy the beauty that surrounds them. With rotation exhibitions that feature photography, sculpture, textile, painting, and more! On the Mezzanine Level of the Victorian Square building, at the intersection of Water and Tyler Streets.

10. Galler y 9 Thurs-Tues 10-6, Wed noon-4 1012 Water St. 360-379-8881 North Olympic Artists’ cooperative 11. Northwind Arts Center Thurs-Mon 12-5 2409 Jefferson St. 360-379-1086 A non-profit center connecting the arts and community. We feature juried and invitational exhibits, workshops, lectures, a

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7. Artisans on Taylor Open Daily 911 Water St. 360-379-1029 Exhibitions of contemporary art around a core of fine jewelry.

9. Wynwoods Galler y & Studio Daily 10-7 940 Water St. 360-385-6131 Located in beautiful James and Hastings Building, built in 1889. Fine contemporary handcrafted jewelry, beads & treasures.

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6. Frame Works Tues - Sat 118 Taylor Street 360-385-3809 A fun & efficient framing studio featuring a gallery of local and regional artists.

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Art Walk first Saturday evening of every month

Sailboats in Ludlow Bay.

Dosewallips River at Brinnon.

Small-town treasures Along the Hood Canal and up around the Quimper Peninsula lie several towns that offer small-town friendliness and a taste of history along with a variety of activities. Quilcene & Brinnon Nestled like two jewels between the calm waters of the Hood Canal and Olympic National Forest are Quilcene and Brinnon. The two towns are known for having some of the best oyster-gathering areas. Camping, boating, scuba diving, birding, biking, hiking and fishing opportunities are endless. Many hiking trails wind through areas of Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park. Quilcene Ranger Station on U.S. Highway 101 has maps and trail information. Mount Walker, the easternmost summit of the Olympic Mountains, offers one of the most fantastic views of Puget Sound. Mount Walker Viewpoint Road is five miles south of Quilcene on Walker Pass. While a lot of the water on the North Olympic Peninsula is too chilly for swimming, Quilcene Bay on Hood Canal is shallow enough that in the summer, the water warms sufficiently and provides enjoyable swimming. Interestingly, Hood Canal is a natural fjord, not a man-made canal. A public beach is located at the end of Linger Longer Road, just past Quilcene off Highway 101. For a lesson in history, visit the Quilcene Historical Museum, 151 E. Columbia St. There are photos, historic artifacts and other educational displays highlighting the area’s logging and pioneer past. The museum is open April through

September or by appointment in winter. Learn about salmon at the Quilcene National Fish Hatchery, which celebrates its centennial this year. The hatchery is located two miles south of Quilcene on U.S. Highway 101. Brinnon lies south of Quilcene near the Duckabush and Dosewallips rivers. Harbor seals can often be seen near Seal Rock, two miles north of town. Dosewallips State Park off Highway 101 has a wildlife viewing platform plus fresh water and salt water activities. The Whitney Gardens in Brinnon feature more than 70 species and 300 hybrid varieties of the rhododendron, the state flower. The gardens are located adjacent to the Dosewallips River off Highway 101. The Brinnon ShrimpFest is a weekend festival celebrating Hood Canal sport shrimp and other local seafood, held Memorial Day weekend. Tri-Area The crossroads of Port Hadlock, Chimacum and Irondale comprise the Tri-Area of Jefferson County. They are the gateway to scenic Marrowstone Island, accessible via state Highway 116. East of Marrowstone is Naval Magazine Indian Island, a Navy ammunition station. An excellent view of Indian Island can be found in Port Hadlock. Port Hadlock is also home to the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, famous for its maritime crafts and classes.

To the south, Chimacum is known for its dairy farms spreading across Chimacum Valley. H.J. Carroll Park, located off state Highway 19 in Chimacum, is a county park with a playground, BMX track, disc golf course and other amenities. Also off Highway 19, Egg and I Road is named after Betty MacDonald’s 1945 memoir, The Egg and I, that spawned a film of the same title and the “Ma and Pa Kettle” films. The farm that was the subject of her tales was located on the road. Port Ludlow Port Ludlow is a scenic community built up around the shores of Ludlow Bay. The natural environment and developed facilities offer hikes on wooded trails and paths, digs for clams and oysters along the beach, drives through scenic countryside, bicycling and jogging. Ludlow Falls is a beautiful two-tier waterfall and active salmon stream in Port Ludlow. The trailhead is off Breaker Lane. The short trail is privately owned and maintained, primarily for residents, their guests and Resort at Port Ludlow guests, but the public has been granted access, provided trail rules are observed (no smoking, dogs on leash and cellphones off). For water lovers, there are boat launches for sailing, power boating, fishing, windsurfing and kayaking.  n

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Boatbuilding alive and well

Most visitors to the North Olympic Peninsula cross the Hood Canal Bridge, the longest floating bridge over salt water in the world. The 1½-mile-long bridge connects the Kitsap Peninsula to the Olympic Peninsula along state Highway 104. The original bridge opened in 1961, but on Feb. 13, 1979, hurricane-force winds carrying gusts of 120 mph and an extremely high tide ripped the west half from its anchors, sinking it. Peninsula residents spent more than two years without a bridge while the west half was replaced. The bridge reopened in October 1982. The western half of the bridge was widened in 2005, and in 2009, the eastern half was replaced.

Port Hadlock organization continues to teach boatbuilding traditions. Jefferson County’s maritime past continues to thrive today. Port Hadlock is home to the famous Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, locally known as “The Boat School.” The school’s mission is to teach and preserve the skills and crafts associated with fine wooden boatbuilding and other traditional maritime arts with an emphasis on the development of the individual as a craftsperson. Since its founding in 1981 by Puget Sound Master Shipwright Bob Prothero, the school has taught the marine trades vocationally and recreationally. More than 1,000 students have graduated from the school’s vocational programs, and thousands more have attended summer and community workshops in traditional maritime arts. The tradition continues today on the school’s six-acre Heritage Campus, located on the historic Port Hadlock waterfront along Water Street. The school offers several programs that lead to an associate degree or a 9-month diploma, plus many workshops, noncredit programs and supplemental courses. The Boat School is associated with the Port Townsend Bay Maritime Education Alliance. For more information, visit or phone 360385-4948.


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The beach to Point Wilson Lighthouse with Mount Baker in the background.

The forts of Jefferson County With the original buildings now restored for use as park, conference, educational and entertainment facilities, Fort Worden State Park offers an insight into the military history of the area during the first half of the 20th century. Located along Admiralty Inlet, the park offers numerous scenic beach trails and the Point Wilson Light Station. The light station helps guide ships past the famous riptides off Point Wilson, where the waters of the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Puget Sound meet. It is also the site of the Puget Sound Coast Artillery Museum (open year-round) and the 20th-century Commanding Officer’s Quarters (open in the summer). Several businesses and organizations are located at Fort Worden, including the Centrum Foundation, which is especially noted for its summer festivals and programs throughout the year. The Port Townsend School of Woodworking offers courses for woodworkers of all skill levels, while the Port Townsend Marine Science Center on the public pier lets children and adults get hands-on with marine life. To get to Fort Worden, turn onto Kearney Street from state Highway 20. Turn right on Blaine Street, left on Cherry Street and follow the signs to Fort Worden. Located at the northern tip of Marrowstone Island off state Highway 116, Fort Flagler State Park is surrounded by salt water on three sides, making it a prime location for on-the-water activities. With its island location and historical turn-of-the-century Army base, Fort Flagler is a popular place for visitors to find a variety of outdoor activities. Barracks, officers’ quarters and a hospital were used in World War I and World War II. A favorite feature that can be toured: the nine former gun batteries atop the bluff. Fort Flagler has four miles of hiking and biking trails, and the woods are home to a variety of wildlife, including blacktail deer, skunk, coyote and bald eagle.

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Built between 1897 and 1907, the Army base was the first of seven coastal artilleries constructed in Washington. Along with Port Townsend’s Fort Worden and Fort Casey on Whidbey Island, the fort was part of the “Triangle of Fire” that guarded the entrance to Puget Sound. Visitors can stop by the Fort Flagler Historical Museum, open weekends through May and daily in summer. Fort Townsend State Park features 3,960 feet of salt water shoreline on Port Townsend Bay and 6.5 miles of hiking trails that include a self-guided nature trail and a second trail highlighting historical information. The heavily wooded park has a rich military history dating from pioneer days. The park occupies more than a third of the original Fort Townsend built in 1856 by the Army for the protection of settlers. The fort was closed between 1859 and 1874 — declared “unfit” after an inspection — and reopened in 1874. In 1895, fire destroyed the barracks. The property was then used as a munitions defusing station during World War II. To get there: From state Highway 20, turn east on Old Fort Townsend Road and drive a ½-mile to reach the park. NOTE: Effective July 2011, visitors to Washington State Parks are required to have a Discover Pass. The cost is $30 for an annual pass or $10 for a one-day pass. The pass is also required for recreation lands managed by the state Department of Natural Resources and Department of Fish & Wildlife. For information, including FAQs, exemptions and where to purchase, visit A temporary agreement between Fort Worden and State Parks will allow people to access businesses located at Fort Worden, such as Centrum and the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, without a Discover Pass. Visitors using the lower parking area for access to the beach, trailhead and lighthouse will be required to have the permit. The temporary agreement lasts through June 30, 2012.  n

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Winter Worship Services METHODIST Trinity United Methodist Church 609 Taylor Street Port Townsend • 385-0484 Rev. Wendell Ankeny

PORT TOWNSEND PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend

SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship Come hear our 19th century tracker and 18th century Silberman pipe organ. We are a friendly, welcoming, caring congregation. Gospel choir, child care available and handicap accessible.

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD New Life Church 1636 Hastings Avenue Port Townsend (360) 385-7717

SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. Worship Service MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Recapture, Recovery and Support Groups WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Classes for Adult Youth and Children

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Authentic Transformative Spiritual Community Masonic Hall Jefferson/Van Buren, Port Townsend (360) 385-6519 Rev. Pamela Douglas-Smith


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Grace Lutheran Church Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1120 Walker • 385-1595 Rev. Coe Hutchinson, Pastor SUNDAY 9:15 Christian Education 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Bible Study FRIDAY 6:30 a.m. Bible and Breakfast for Men at the Bayview Café

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PORT TOWNSEND EPISCOPAL Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church An Open And Inclusive Faith Community 1020 Jefferson Street P.O. Box 753 (Corner of Jefferson & Tyler) Port Townsend • (360) 385-0770 Rev. Elizabeth A. Bloch, Rector Rev. Karen L. Pierce, Deacon Ann Raymond, Youth Director SUNDAY 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II 10 a.m. Children’s Program 5 p.m. Third Liturgy - 2nd & 4th Sunday WEDNESDAY 10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist

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PORT HADLOCK EVANGELICAL FREE Irondale Church A Place of Promise – To Grow and Belong

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Port Ludlow Community Church “Connecting Christ and Community” 9534 Oak Bay Road Port Ludlow, WA 98365 (360) 437-0145 Dennis LaMance, Pastor SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting THURSDAY 9:00 a.m. Women’s Prayer 10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study email: web:

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John Wayne Marina

Rain shadow of Sequim Mild, sunny climate draws visitors and new residents to this growing city. Protected from U.S. Highway 101 traffic by a bypass, Sequim is a friendly town that offers access to the Dungeness Valley. Sequim (pronounced “Skwim”) is sometimes referred to as the “blue hole” because it sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and only gets about 17 inches of rain each year. Sunny weather is one of many things that makes Sequim a favorite retirement spot and a good bet for a rain-free picnic. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, 1192 E. Washington St., for a self-guided tour of local attractions, both in town and in the Dungeness Valley beyond. You will also find a scale model of a working water wheel at the Visitors Center. Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave., is home to the Sister City Friendship Garden and offers a picnic area with a playground for kids and a small stream and pond for feeding ducks.

Pioneer Park, 387 E. Washington St., is the spot for colorful flower gardens and foliage. Downtown, you’ll find specialty gift shops, art and antique dealers, and cafés. Many directional signs are topped with Sequim’s signature elk. Irrigation — namely, the opening of the first ditch channeling water from the Dungeness River — brought the community together more than 100 years ago. Today, the annual Irrigation Festival — the oldest continuing festival in Washington — celebrates the initiation, development and support of the irrigation ditches that brought water to the once-dry prairies of Sequim. Old Olympic Highway offers a pretty, quiet country drive for those who want to escape U.S. Highway 101. Old Olympic Highway is accessible from many Sequim streets. Driving through the Dungeness Valley brings the agricultural history of the area into focus. A century ago, dairy farms thrived here.

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JOHN WAYNE MARINA Film legend John Wayne frequently sailed the Sequim Bay waters with his yacht Wild Goose and believed it would be a great location for a marina. Fulfilling that desire, John Wayne Marina was constructed on 22 acres of landed donated by The Duke. This picturesque marina is the perfect setting for a picnic or relaxed walk. Owned and operated by the Port of Port Angeles, the marina includes permanent and guest moorage, boat launch ramps, showers, laundry and banquet facilities, fuel facilities, public beach access and a restaurant and picnic areas. Dockside Grill, a Northwest waterfront restaurant, and the Sequim Bay Yacht Club are both located at the marina. It is accessible from U.S. Highway 101 east of Sequim. Follow the signs at Whitefeather Way.



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Cline Spit, off Marine Drive in the area of the original New Dungeness town, was the first Clallam County seat. In the early 1890s, a thriving community developed at the edge of a three-quarter mile dock, the remains of which can still be seen. Dungeness Schoolhouse, 2781 Towne Road, opened in 1893 and was a public school until 1955. It is a state historical site and is preserved by the Museum & Arts Center in the SequimDungeness Valley. Sequim Bay State Park is a yearround, 92-acre marine camping park with 4,909 feet of salt water coast. The entrance to the park is east of Sequim on U.S. Highway 101. The Sequim Dog Park, on the east side of Carrie Blake Park at 202 N. Blake Ave., is an off-leash park for your four-legged pals. The park is “selfpolicing” for users, so please be considerate and clean up after your animals.

you’re exercising! There’s the 1.1-mile blue line along Cedar, or there’s the 2.6-mile gold route from East Washington through Carrie Blake Park and up across Fir Street. And then the 2.3-mile green line almost circumnavigates the city core, going out Sequim Avenue to Hendrickson Road and then back in along Fifth Avenue to Bell and Maple streets. An added bonus: All the Sequim walks are flat. Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge encompasses Dungeness Spit and part of Dungeness Bay. This is a prime nesting area for waterfowl and shorebirds, and the tideflats house clams, crabs, oysters and other shellfish. The refuge is open all year for hiking, with camping available at the adjacent Dungeness Recreation Area. n Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce

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Today, the valley is home to many diverse farms. One of the primary crops is lavender, whose versatile uses are celebrated each July. The Scenic Loop Drive (see map above) is a driving tour through Sequim that takes you along Marine Drive, with its breathtaking view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Dungeness Spit and Lighthouse and, on a clear day, Victoria. To get some exercise while exploring Sequim, go for a walking tour. Walking maps are posted at five locations around town — two at the public restrooms at Sequim Avenue and Washington Street; and one each at the Seal Street mini park, Washington and North Seal streets; Water Reuse Demonstration Site, North Blake Avenue and Fir Street; and Carrie Blake Park, North Blake Avenue and Cedar Street. Framed by local artist Karin Anderson’s verdant rendering of farmland, fish, elk, mountains and other natural features, the maps show walking routes that offer such an interesting array of scenes and scents you’ll forget

7 Cedars Casino is a popular casino operated by the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe. It features entertainment, dining, table games, nearly 600 slot machines and more. The casino is east of Sequim, right off Highway 101 in the town of Blyn. While in Blyn, be sure to visit the Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery, located at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center off Highway 101, featuring a wealth of Native American artwork, a majority of which comes from the North Olympic Peninsula and Vancouver Island.

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A bicyclist rides a section of the Olympic Discovery Trail near Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim.

Hit the Olympic Discovery Trail The Olympic Discovery Trail offers residents and visitors to Clallam and Jefferson counties a safe, accessible and peaceful place to cycle, hike, jog or walk the dog — and in some

places even ride a horse. While still a work in progress, the trail will ultimately run 120 miles across some of the North Olympic Peninsula’s finest scenery, from Port Townsend in the east out west to LaPush and the Pacific Coast. It runs through two counties and covers many different types of terrain. The trail passes over historic railroad trestles, through agricultural land and along the water. The trail is a nonmotorized route, open to hikers and bicyclists and also equestrians on county-administered portions of the trail. It follows portions of the now-defunct Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad right of way. Currently, it can be enjoyed in pieces.


Port Angeles to Blyn A 26.4-mile section of the trail connects Port Angeles, Sequim and Blyn. Most of the route is paved, with only a few spots that traverse temporary, on-road or gravel trails. The trail extends from Port Angeles City Pier east toward Sequim, running through Agnew and Carlsborg. The trail passes through Railroad Bridge Park, Carrie Blake Park and Sequim Bay State Park and to the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe’s campus in Blyn. Trail access points include Sequim Bay State Park (Highway 101), Carrie Blake Park (N. Blake Avenue), Railroad

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Bridge Park (Hendrickson Road), Robin Hill Farm County Park (Dryke Road), Morse Creek trailhead east of Port Angeles (Highway 101) and Port Angeles City Pier (south end of Lincoln Street). Port Townsend In Port Townsend, the 6-mile, hardpack, gravel Larry Scott Memorial Trail is incorporated into the Olympic Discovery Trail. Access is from the Boat Haven off Haines Place. Adventure Route The Adventure Route is a wilderness trail that is an adjunct to the Olympic Discovery Trail. It is suitable for active mountain bikers, hikers and equestrians. (Road bicyclists should not use this route.) The 25-mile route begins just west of the state Highway 112 bridge and continues to the east end of Lake Crescent. Here it ties into Olympic National Park’s Spruce Railroad Trail, which travels west along Lake Crescent. Park at the trailhead located on the state Highway 112 pullout north of the Elwha River or at the Spruce Railroad trailhead off East Beach Road. Trail events Each June, parts of the trail are used for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon, which goes from Sequim to Port Angeles. continued on Page 27 >>



with nature

Railroad Bridge Park is a popular spot for walking, running, observing and learning. At Railroad Bridge Park, the swift waters of the Dungeness River flow beneath a former train trestle, paths explore the riverbank, and the Dungeness River Audubon Center educates visitors on the wildlife and natural world around them. The park, so named for the historic structure that supported 70 years of rail service until 1985, is a popular spot for dog walkers, joggers and birdwatchers. The park is beautiful and easily accessible, with a link to the Olympic Discovery Trail and a short nature trail to glimpse the birds and other wildlife that frequent the riverbank. The photographic Railroad Bridge is one among a collection of scenic train trestles along the Discovery Trail.

The former rail span across the Dungeness River was converted to a pedestrian walkway in 1992. A wheelchair-accessible ramp leads up to the bridge, which crosses the Dungeness River and becomes a paved path that passes scenic meadow land and a few homes before linking with the Olympic Discovery Trail. A loop nature trail winds toward the riverbank northeast of the bridge. The park offers access to fishing, birding, horse paths and picnic sites. Railroad Bridge Park is located two miles west of central Sequim. Follow Fifth Avenue north and then go west on Hendrickson Road.

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The Irrigation Festival celebrates water and the Sequim community. The annual celebration that became the Sequim Irrigation Festival started out as a May Day observance. But it was irrigation — namely, the opening of the first ditch channeling water from the Dungeness River — that brought the community together more than 115 years ago. Today, the Irrigation Festival celebrates water and the Sequim community. Months of hard work preceded the May 1, 1896, inauguration of the system that would bring water to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, which back then was a dry prairie. People started arriving at Callen’s Corner (now the roundabout at Port Williams Road and Sequim-Dungeness Way) early in the morning, traveling hilly, crooked roads in covered wagons, on horseback and on foot.

They brought a lot of food — the custom at the time, according to an account from the Sequim Bicentennial History Book Committee, was to bring at least twice as much as was needed to feed your family. Races and ball games followed dinner, along with “much visiting among the families who saw each other seldom in those days of difficult transportation.” The irrigation system grew signifi-

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cantly in subsequent years, and the festival named after it has expanded as well. Originally, it was celebrated by the farmers and the people who created the ditches. Now there are floats, bands and lots of people from out of town. There’s also a festival pageant, three parades, a car show, a motorcycle show, a logging demonstration, a strongman competition, an arts and crafts show, fireworks and a carnival. But it’s still a gathering point for people — indeed, in these days of easy transportation, 10,000 to 15,000 visitors are expected on the culminating Saturday alone. The 117th Sequim Irrigation Festival will take place May 4-13, 2012, in downtown Sequim. The theme for the festival is “117 & Still Growin’ Green.” As of press time, plans were still in their infancy. Visit for a rundown of dates and events, including the crowning of the queen and her court, that will comprise the festival.

Take a swing on the golf course In Sequim, the Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, 1965 Woodcock Road, is a 6,610-yard, par-72, 18-hole championship course. It is known for its crab-shaped sand trap. The trap is found on the par-5 third hole of the 18-hole course. Phone 360-683-6344, ext. 1 for more information, or visit Also in Sequim, SunLand Golf & Country Club, 109 Hilltop Drive, is a semiprivate club. The championship course has played host to numerous state and local tournaments. The par-72 course is fun but challenging. The course welcomes guests and outside players to enjoy the facilities on weekends. Phone 360-683-6800 for details or visit SkyRidge Golf Course, 7015 Old Olympic Highway, is a unique linksstyle 9-hole course that has an extra 18th finishing hole for 18-hole rounds. For more information and a tee time, phone 360-683-FORE (3673) or visit Peninsula Golf Club, 824 S. Lindberg Road, in eastern Port Angeles is semiprivate but offers its 18-hole, par72 course to public play at designated times as well as reciprocal course play from partner clubs. Olympic Discovery Trail << continued from Page 24

In Port Ludlow, head to Port Ludlow Golf Club, 751 Highland Drive, where two 9-hole courses offer you two different games. The 18 holes take you through the woods with views of Ludlow Bay and Hood Canal. Phone 360-437-0272 or visit for details.

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Port Townsend has two courses: Discovery Bay Golf Club and Port Townsend Golf Club. Discovery Bay, 7401 Cape George Road, is an 18-hole course reminiscent of the early days of golf with a classic clubhouse. The course’s back nine is cut out of forest and offers challenging tee shots. Phone 360-385-0704 or visit www. for more information. Port Townsend Golf Club, 1948 Blaine St., is a 9-hole course with open fairways, great for the beginner. For more information, phone 360-3854547 or visit


The marathon and half-marathon offer runners stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and a five-mile finishing stretch along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The race is a Boston Marathon qualifier. The 2012 race is June 3 and begins at Carrie Blake Park in Sequim. For more information, visit The trail is also used for the annual Olympic Bike Adventure. The family-fun ride travels along the trail through valleys and along the shoreline. For more information, visit

For details, phone 360-457-6501 or visit The Salt Creek RV Park, off state Highway 112 west of Port Angeles, features a 9-hole, par-3 golf course. Tee up among acres of undulating fairways, towering evergreens and colorful maples. Phone 360-928-2488 for details.


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Sequim Dungeness Spit with Mount Baker in the background.

Hike a natural sand hook The Dungeness Spit has become a prime destination for many North Olympic Peninsula visitors. And it’s no wonder with the gorgeous views of Canada, Mount Baker and Protection Island on clear days. The vast, sandy beach — inhabited by assorted waterfowl and critters — rarely seems crowded. At about five miles long, the spit is the largest natural sand hook in the nation. It was formed from sand and clay that eroded from the high bluffs to the west and were then deposited by tidal and wave action near the mouth of the Dungeness River.

It received its name from Capt. George Vancouver, who named it after Dungeness Point on the rugged coast of England. The sandy hook forms Dungeness Bay, home to the famous crab of the same name. Much of the Dungeness Spit and part of Dungeness Bay are in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, a prime nesting ground for waterfowl and home to land and marine animals. Because of this, the inside of the spit is off-limits to beach walkers. Shorebirds include sanderlings and black-bellied plovers, while common

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seabirds are pigeon guillemots and marbled murrelets. It’s also a good location for spotting resident bald eagles and the more elusive peregrine falcons. You can go for a stroll or picnic on the bluffs of the Dungeness Recreation Area. An easy trail (less than a ½-mile) takes visitors to an overlook above Dungeness Spit. The spit and other parts of the wildlife refuge are open only to foot traffic. There is a designated horse trail through the uplands and the beach west of Dungeness Spit base. Reservations are required. Phone 360-457-8451. Check the tides before you head out for a hike along the spit and be prepared for quick changes in the weather and the water. To get there: Drive U.S. Highway 101 west from Sequim. Turn north on Kitchen-Dick Road. Continue three miles to Dungeness Recreation Area and drive through to the refuge parking lot. A single-day $3 permit per family is required to help pay for conservation efforts. There is no charge for children younger than 16. Pets, bicycles and campfires are prohibited on the refuge. Hours are daily from sunrise to sunset.  n


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At the end of Dungeness Spit is the New Dungeness Lighthouse. Built in 1857, the lighthouse is the oldest beacon north of the Columbia River. It opened about one week before the lighthouse on Tatoosh Island off Cape Flattery. The trek to and from the automated lighthouse is an 11-mile round-trip hike along a mostly flat beach. Hiking in sand can be a little difficult, but the walk is well worth the effort. Budget about five hours for the walk and touring the lighthouse. There are no restroom facilities once you leave the parking area until you reach the lighthouse, so plan accordingly. Access along the Dungeness Spit is limited between sunrise and sunset, and be sure you schedule your hike during low tides. Climb to the top of the lighthouse’s tower and see the Olympic Mountains, Strait of Juan de Fuca and Dungeness Spit. You can also access the lighthouse in small boats in calm seas. Reservations are required, and visitors must use the boat landing on the Dungeness Bay side of the spit. Phone the National Wildlife Refuge at 360-457-8451. The lighthouse is open to visitors daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tours provided by volunteers. Visitors can learn more about the history of the building — such as how the tower was reduced from 100 feet to 63 feet in 1927 — and the early lighthouse keepers. The lighthouse was initially maintained by the U.S. Lighthouse Board and U.S. Lighthouse Service until the Lighthouse Service was merged into the Coast Guard in 1939. The New Dungeness Lighthouse was the last Coast Guard-manned lighthouse on the West Coast. The Coast Guard withdrew its last keeper from the light station in March 1994. It had initially planned to board up the building until the New Dungeness Light Station Association was formed and offered its help to preserve the lighthouse. Since 1994, the lighthouse has been staffed by association members who serve as volunteer keepers for one-week shifts. To learn about how you can serve as a lighthouse keeper for a week, phone 360-683-6638 or visit

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Kayakers paddle toward Port Angeles City Pier.

A paddler’s paradise The North Olympic Peninsula is wellknown as a paddler’s paradise. Surrounded by water on three sides, there is no shortage of water opportunities. Various rivers, lakes and an often dramatic coastline lure regional paddlers to the area. There are specialty shops all over the Peninsula where you can buy or rent equipment, get some lessons or sign up for a guided trip.


One of the most popular rivers for rafting is the Elwha River. With fairly mild yet exciting Class II+ whitewater, the Elwha is perfect for both first-timers and experienced paddlers. Expect to get wet. Deconstruction of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams, which have dammed the Elwha River for nearly a century, began in September. How the river will change when the dams are removed is not yet known. Another popular river is the Hoh, which is milder than the Elwha. With spectacular scenery and mild

whitewater (Class I-II), this river is perfect for the nature lover looking for a less-wild float.


The rugged coastline and abundance of wildlife at Freshwater Bay make it a world-class paddling adventure. Common sights include seals, otters, porpoises, bald eagles and a wide array of intertidal life like starfish and anemones. Freshwater Bay is located west of Port Angeles. To get there, take state Highway 112 and turn onto Freshwater Bay Road. Kayakers can often be seen in Port Angeles in the waters off Hollywood Beach and at Ediz Hook, which both have easy access for putting the kayak in water. Each year, veteran and beginner kayakers come to the annual Port Angeles Kayak Symposium, held at Hollywood Beach. The weekend features instructional clinics, demonstrations and the chance to try out kayaks. The 2012 event

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takes place April 13-15. Marrowstone Island, which juts into Admiralty Inlet just east of Port Townsend, offers several beach sites suitable for launching kayaks. Oak Bay County Park at the southeast end of Marrowstone Island features an accessible beach and a campground. The park is just east of Port Hadlock off Oak Bay Road. Other good kayaking waters on the Olympic Peninsula include Lake Crescent west of Port Angeles, the Port Townsend coastline, Discovery Bay in Gardiner, Sequim Bay and the waters of Hood Canal, especially near Quilcene and Brinnon.


Stand-up paddleboarding is a fast-growing watersport. Many local businesses offer paddleboard classes and tours. You just need a paddleboard, paddle and some calm waters. Try it out in the waters of Port Angeles Harbor, Lake Crescent or Freshwater Bay.  n

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Get up close with wild animals at Olympic Game Farm, 1423 Ward Road, Sequim. The game farm houses about 30 species of animals, including timber wolves, Bengal and Siberian tigers, African lions and Tibetan yaks. The bears are a big hit with visitors, as they will beg for food from just a short distance away. A self-driving tour — which lasts about 45 minutes — lets you experience the wildlife at close range. Feeding the animals wheat or whole-grain bread is permitted, but watch your fingers. A freshly baked loaf of bread can be purchased at the main gate. The farm was established more than 50 years ago by Lloyd and Catherine Beebe. After Walt and Roy Disney learned of Lloyd’s knack for communicating with and handling the animals, Olympic Game Farm worked exclusively for Walt Disney Studios during the 1950s and ’60s. The farm was originally a holding compound for the animal actors in between movie shoots, but in 1972, the Beebes opened Olympic Game Farm to the public. Guests enter at their own risk, and visitors are asked to follow the rules at all times: Stay in your vehicle; keep doors, sunroofs and large windows closed; follow directional markers and stay on the roadway; drive slowly but steadily through the entire area; and avoid feeding buffalo near the gates. Driving tours are available daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). For more information, hours and admission rates, phone Olympic Game Farm at 360-683-4295 or visit

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– CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS – Headquarters: 425-775-7282 Ether Fiddler: 360-683-3167 1st Tuesday, 10 am Chris Deja: 360-460-9457 4th Saturday, 10 am Karen White: 360-327-0771 400 W. Fir St., Sequim - 683-8095 2620 S. Francis, Port Angeles - 417-2831 Monday - Friday 2:30 - 6:00 2nd Wednesday of every month 7 p.m. Pioneer Memorial Park 387 E. Washington, Sequim CL. Co. Democratic Headquarters 360-683-4502 150 S. 5th Ave. #1, Sequim 3rd Tuesday of the month Sept. - May 11:30 am CrabHouse Restaurant - Port Angeles Contact: Darlene Jones (360) 457-5352 Republican Headquarters, 509 S. Lincoln, P.A. 3rd Monday each month at 7 p.m. 360-417-3035 Dick Piling 360-460-7652 3rd Thursday of Month 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lincoln Center, Room 208 905 W. 9th St., Port Angeles Linda Rotmark, Executive Director 360-457-7793 216 S. Francis St. Port Angeles Mon. - Thur. 10-2 p.m. *Volunteer Drivers Needed 2nd Sunday every month. 1 p.m. Potluck, 2 p.m. Meeting Vance Percival 360-417-9444

1st Wednesday Every Month, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sequim Prairie Grange, 290 Macleay Road Tuttie Peetz, Instructor 360-683-6860 Barbara Ralph, Info 360-681-2535

Paradise Restaurant: 703 North Sequim Ave. Sequim, WA 360-683-1977 3rd Tuesday each month - 11:30 am Harry Francis, 360-683-3469

7:00 p.m., 3rd Wednesday of every month except July, August & December Dungeness River Audubon Center Railroad Bridge Park 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim Tom Montgomery, President, 360-681-4076 302 S. Francis St. Port Angeles 360-452-9244 Open seven days a week Ester Chapter #19 2nd Monday, Social Meeting, 6:30 p.m. 4th Monday, State Meeting, 7:30 p.m. Masonic Center 622 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles Mary Miller, Secretary, 360-417-9236

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1st Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Healthy Families of Clallam County in Boardroom 1210 E. Front St., Port Angeles Brian Pettyjohn 360-417-5188

Port Angeles Community Players 1235 East Lauridsen Blvd., PA, 360-452-6651 A full season of exciting live theater We welcome new actors and volunteers

Olympic Peninsula, Chapter 74 Dinner meeting 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Sequim Elks Lodge No. 2642, 143 Pt. Williams Gene Mattson 360-681-0533

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The LWVCLA ia a non-partisan organization. We welcome new members both women and men. The League works on issues that affect the community and the nation - healthcare, open government, voter services and much more. 2012 is an important election year. Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Please visit for more information.

5 Symphony Concerts 6 Chamber Orchestra Concerts 2 POPS Concerts 360-457-5579

Call the Peninsula home Living on the North Olympic Peninsula gives you all the benefits of a small town, while still allowing you to be close to major cities such as Seattle and Victoria. Within hours, you can be walking on a remote beach, kayaking on a flowing river, hiking in the mountains, or discovering a rain forest. Many couples consider the Peninsula an excellent place to retire, and many families consider it a great place to raise children. But the Peninsula offers more than just a beautiful retreat. If you need to conduct business outside the area, Kenmore Air — which offers the only scheduled air service on the Peninsula — plus charter flight, bus and transit companies, and ferries can help you get to your destinations. The region is home to excellent schools, with private and public schools and vocational schools, the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center in Port Angeles that teaches vocational training to young adults, and other schools, including the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock. Peninsula College in Port Angeles, part of the state’s system of community colleges, offers a bachelor’s degree plus many associate and transfer degrees, professional certificate programs and community education courses. It was one of the first community colleges in Washington to offer a four-year degree. Peninsula College also has satellite campuses in Port Townsend and Forks. Through various distance programs, courses can also be taken locally for Western Washington University, Washington State University and Old Dominion University. The Peninsula offers excellent health care centers, including Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles and Sequim, Jefferson Healthcare hospital in Port Townsend and Forks Community Hospital. There are plenty of stores to find what you need and activities to keep you busy. Small speciality stores, major chain stores, a range of restaurants that offer a variety of flavors, wineries, breweries and cideries, farmers markets, fitness centers, senior centers and children’s activities abound. n

– CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS – Seasons Cafe - Olympic Medical Center Friday @ 7 a.m. Norm Scheaf 452-2367 Wednesdays 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CrabHouse/Red Lion Meeting rooms Jody Moss, Secretary, 360-457-3011 Thursdays at Noon SunLand Golf & Country Club 109 Hilltop Dr., Sequim Dave Mattingley 683-8226 290 Macleay Road 2nd Wednesday at 7 pm 4th Wednesday with 6:30 Potluck & program Helen Bucher, 360-683-2171 Glenda Clark, 360-683-4431

2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7 am President: Deborah Carlson 360-683-3219 Email: 102 1/2 E. First St., Port Angeles Jody Moss, Executive Director 360- 457-3011 Help call 211 or visit 374 East Arnette Road, Port Angeles, WA First Wednesday of the Month @ 7 pm Pete Joers, 360-681-2972

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ABOVE: Upper Hoh Road en route to the Hoh Rain Forest. FAR LEFT: Marine Drive in Port Angeles. LEFT: Tumwater Truck Route in Port Angeles.

Yellow, red and orange are dominant colors along North Olympic Peninsula roads and highways during fall. Leafy oak and maple trees trade green leaves for an autumn pallet of colors. Hiking, biking or touring the Peninsula by car is a rewarding experience during this time of the year. continued on Page 44 >>

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Taking the more scenic path Trails and roads suitable for adventurous mountain biking or gentle rides crisscross the Peninsula. For scenic mountain biking beauty, it’s hard to beat the Dungeness Valley. Burnt Hill Road, accessible from Happy Valley Road, is a four-mile climb and a fantastic trail for the bike enthusiast. U.S. Forest Service roads provide good opportunities in the spring. Access them from Taylor Cutoff Road and Palo Alto Road. For those with youngsters who want to get them interested in mountain biking, try taking them along Robin Hill Farm County Park, a nice little trail for beginners and for the family. The park is located between Port Angeles and Sequim off Dryke Road. In Port Angeles, the Waterfront Trail is a mostly paved, relatively flat trail that runs from the Coast Guard station on Ediz Hook to the former Rayonier mill site east of City Pier. For a shorter ride, you can pick up the trail partway at Hollywood Beach, just in front of the Red Lion Hotel on Lincoln Street. If you want to venture up Hurricane Ridge south of Port Angeles, try the Foothills Trail off Lake Dawn Road. The Spruce Railroad Trail is a great trail for mountain bikes, accessed off East Beach Road west of Port Angeles. The trail, the only one in Olympic National Park that allows bicyclists, travels along Lake Crescent as it follows an old World War I railbed. << Ride the Hurricane is a unique event organized by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce that allows cyclists to have Hurricane Ridge Road all to themselves. The road is temporarily closed to vehicle traffic during the annual morning ride. Bicyclists can enjoy spectacular views on the 18-mile (or shorter 12-mile) ride uphill to the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, which is at an elevation of 5,242 feet, and again on the return ride down. The 2011 ride drew nearly 300 cyclists. The third Ride the Hurricane will be Aug. 5, 2012.

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ExplORING RICh hISTORy Visitors to the Museum & Arts Center in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, 175 W. Cedar St., love the idea of a mastodon having once roamed the valley. The bones of such a creature were discovered in 1979 during excavation on the Manis family farm near Sequim and make up one of the more interesting exhibits at the museum. The resulting research determined the remains could be traced to that of a mastodon that roamed the North Olympic Peninsula 14,000 years ago. Photographs of the excavation and a scale model of the site are also on display. Upon request, a video explaining the mastodon discovery can be viewed. A mastodon mural adorns the museum walls, and the bones, several of which make up about half of the animal, are mounted to a wall. Sequim’s cultural history and art museum also features a variety of neatly displayed exhibits of artifacts, antiques and historic discoveries of the

region and memorabilia from pioneer days and Native American life. Another exhibit shows off buttons and pins from the 116-year history of the Sequim Irrigation Festival. Smaller displays offer historic photographs and information about the region, including Jamestown, Dungeness and old downtown Sequim along with a display of historical tools used in the region. The Jamestown S’Klallam Longhouse Exhibit opened in 2010 and features displays on Jamestown S’Klallam tribal history, tribal artifacts and artwork. Artifacts in the exhibit are updated periodically. A different featured artist or group show is installed at the museum’s exhibit center the first of every month. The gallery area hosts several shows throughout the year, including the Sequim Arts Student Show, the Peninsula Scribes Show and the Olympic Peaks Camera Club Show. The building housing the museum served as Sequim’s post office until the

early 1970s. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Visit for more information. The organization also operates the historical Dungeness Schoolhouse, located five miles north of Sequim en route to the Dungeness Spit. The picturesque white two-story building with a distinctive red-roofed bell tower and high ceilings is located at 2781 Towne Road, at the corner of Anderson and Towne roads. It has retained its stately manner through the decades thanks to the efforts of volunteers. It recently received a fresh, new coat of white-cream-colored paint with a dark trim dubbed “Dungeness Red” to give the building a more historically accurate look. Built in 1893, the schoolhouse served as a place of learning for youngsters until the Sequim and Dungeness school districts were consolidated in 1955. It was designated a Washington State Historical Site in 1973, and in 1988, it was listed on the National Register of Historical Places. The schoolhouse also retains its educational heritage as a venue for classes and programs throughout the year. The facility can be rented for events of all kinds.

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An array of music, theater and performances highlights the arts and entertainment scene on the North Olympic Peninsula. Visitors are often amazed at both the quantity and quality of the cultural scene. It’s really not so surprising though, considering that in addition to locally bred performers, many professionals retire to the area and continue to ply their trade in local groups. The resulting collaboration creates a thriving cultural scene that lights up the gray winter months and invites visitors Port Angeles Light Opera Association’s 2010 summer production of “Oklahoma!” to plan an evening out on the town.

Arts & entertainment organizations Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra 360-457-5579

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Olympic Bible Fellowship

Meeting at 261913 Hwy 101, Sequim 683-6731 Mailing address: 394 Kirner Rd., Sequim Rich Hay, Pastor Jed Cary, Outreach Pastor SUNDAY 10:45 a.m. Worship Service & Nursery 11:30 a.m. Sunday School 5:45 p.m. AWANA Preschool-12 grade 6 p.m. Evening Bible Study MONDAY 7 p.m. Young Adults TUESDAY 10 a.m. Precept Bible Study

Calvary Chapel Sequim

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Worship Childrens classes & nursery available both services. WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Calvary Kid’s Club Childcare Available Home groups meet throughout the week

SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Spanish Worship 9:30 a.m. Small Group Bible Study for all ages 11:00 a.m. Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Worship Service TUESDAY 6:00 p.m. Youth Group


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BIBLE CHURCH Sequim Bible Church

847 N. Sequim Avenue (360) 683-4135 Dave Wiitala, Senior Pastor Shane McCrossen, Youth Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Traditional Service Children’s Classes Nursery 10:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service Adult Discipleship Classes Children’s Classes ages 3-12 Nursery - Infants - 2 yrs 6:00 p.m. Evening Service E3 High School Youth Group

GARBC 7652 Old Olympic Highway (360) 683-7303 Family Oriented Ministry Emphasizing Bible Preaching and Teaching

WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting THURSDAY 7 p.m. Couples Bible Studies FRIDAY 7 p.m. Youth Group

SUNDAY 9:45 Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship 6:00 p.m. Praise and Fellowship WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting Nursery available

MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Precepts TUESDAY 9:30 a.m. Women’s Precepts

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THURSDAY 7:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study at Mariner Café Call the church office for information about Precept Bible Studies, Home Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings. email:

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(Fundamental-Independent) 44 Joslin Rd. (360) 681-3832 (Off Hwy. 101, W. of old Costco) Daniel M. Savage, Pastor SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Worship 7 p.m. Evening Worship WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Nursery provided all services “We Preach Christ”

METHODIST Trinity United Methodist Church

100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim (Next to Carrie Blake Park) P.O. Box 3697 • (360) 683-5367 Bill Green, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Celebration Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery 10:30 a.m. Fellowship/ Refreshments 11:00 a.m. Traditional Service


Teaching the principles of science of mind Meeting at Pioneer Memorial Park 387 E. Washington St., Sequim (360) 681-0177 Rev. Lynn Osborne

WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Prayer AWANA (begins Sept.) E3 Middle SchoolYouth Group

Cornerstone Baptist Temple

Winter Worship Services UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS Imagine embracing different beliefs including yours! We invite you to a place of sanctuary and acceptance.

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Service for all ages 417-2665

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

SEQUIM 73 Howe Rd., Agnew-Old Olympic to N. Barr Rd., right on Howe Rd.



First Church of Christ, Scientist

Dungeness Valley Lutheran (E.L.C.A.)

337 West Spruce Street • 683-9174 SUNDAY 10 a.m. Service 8:45 a.m. Sunday School (in the Reading Room) WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Testimonial Meeting CHRISTIAN SCIENCE READING ROOM at 121 N. Sequim Ave. Open Noon-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday

925 North Sequim Ave. • 681-0946 Pastor Jack Anderson Parish Assistant, Mary Griffith, RN SUNDAY 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship 9:40 Christian Education WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. Potluck 6:45 p.m. Christian Education Nursery Service Available email:

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CATHOLIC Faith Lutheran Church

St. Joseph Catholic Church

101 E. Maple St. 360-683-6076 Rev. Thomas Nathe Rev. Jean Pierre Kasonga


MASSES Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Daily Mass: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, 8:30 a.m. Confessions: 1/2 hour before all Masses and 4 - 5 p.m. Saturday

Sequim Valley Foursquare Church

9090 Old Olympic Hwy. • 683-7382 Randy Hurlbut, Pastor SUNDAY 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 9 & 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 6 p.m. Home Groups WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study Nursery Available for All Services

Dungeness Community Church PRESBYTERIAN Sequim Community Church

Get face to face: Join a small group! 950 N. 5th Ave., 683-4194 Dr. Scott Koenigsaecker, Senior Pastor SUNDAY WORSHIP 9 & 11 a.m. Contemporary 10 a.m. Traditional

Sunday School for all ages Loving Infant Care

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship Services 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (2 yrs. thru high school) Nursery available Adult Electives Available

Jewish Community of Sequim and Port Angeles Monthly Shabbat Services & Onegs High Holy Days and Other Jewish Holiday Services Social and Cultural Events... Bi-Monthly Newsletter Connections to Seattle and Tacoma Congregations For Information:, (360) 452-2471 or write P.O. Box 553, Port Angeles, WA 98362

SUNDAY 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship Service 9:45 a.m. Bible Class Youth Group Family Fun Sundays Christian Preschool HOLY COMMUNION 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month Both Services

FRIENDS/QUAKER Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church

Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles 452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship Call for times and dates of Evening Meetings, Bible Studies and other services Families worshiping and learning together


45 Eberle Lane • 683-7333 (Off Sequim-Dungeness Way) Pastors: Scott Culver, Wayne Yamamoto Daniel Conner Parish Nurse: Jenny Hartman Children’s Ministries Leader: Cherrie Bishop Church Administrator: Gary Rude


(LCMS) 382 W Cedar • 360-683-4803 Rev. Steve Eaton Rev. Roger Stites

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Birdwatchers peer out from the base of Dungeness Spit in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge during the 2011 Olympic Peninsula BirdFest.

Feathered friends Grab your binoculars — the Peninsula is one of the best places in Washington to go birding. Because the Peninsula is located in a prime migratory path for many birds with differing migratory patterns, there is always a season for a different type of bird. In the spring and summer, songbirds are in higher numbers, while the summer has shorebirds and gulls migrating through. Mid-fall, songbirds and shorebirds make their way into the area, and then in the winter, you have waterfowl. What local birders have known for so long is that because of the location and the diversity of habitats, the North Olympic Peninsula is one of the best places in Washington to go birding. Each year, birdwatchers come out for the Olympic Peninsula BirdFest, an annual weekend that celebrates these winged creatures. The 2012 event will take place from March 30 to April 1. Visit www. for updated information. Free guided bird walks are conducted each Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, located at 2151 W. Hendrickson Road

at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim. The two-hour walks leave from the Audubon Center and cover 1½ miles on the Olympic Discovery Trail. Walks are held every Wednesday, rain or shine. The Audubon Center is also a popular place to learn about wildlife and the natural world. It has been encouraging birding activities and educating the public on birds since before it opened the doors to its current interpretive building in 2001. It features scientific exhibits, handson displays, programs on topics relevant to the river, wildlife and habitat, classroom study aids, reference library materials and more. Events are held throughout the year, including summer nature camps and the Dungeness River Festival in September. The Audubon Center is a partnership of the center, Jamestown S’Klallam tribe, Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society and National Audubon Society. For information about the center, phone 360-681-4076 or visit www.  n



Railroad Bridge Park — flickers, kinglets, finches, nuthatches, towhees and shrike, and the American dipper in the river. John Wayne Marina and Sequim Bay State Park — a variety of shore and sea birds and winter waterfowl. Gardiner Beach — varied diving ducks, loons and grebes, while an adjoining brackish pond has many waterfowl, including hooded mergansers. Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge — a major rookery for Glaucous-winged gulls, black oyster-catchers and cormorants. The Port Townsend Marine Science Center offers wildlife cruises to Protection Island in the spring and fall. Port Angeles waterfront and Ediz Hook — large numbers of shorebirds, sea ducks, brants, gulls and raptors. Northwest Coast — Dozens of bird species migrate along the coast, including trumpeter swans, falcons, sand cranes and bald eagles. Cape Flattery at the northwest tip provides habitat for birds, and sometimes you can spot eagles perched in the trees along state Highway 112.

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A warm, sunny start to fall combined with cool night temperatures result in a spectacular fall color tour during October and November. Stroll along the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles, a paved and flat path where you can watch leaves turn from green to yellow and red. Olympic National Park offers year-round outdoor opportunities, and the fall months offer hikers a chance to enjoy nature without being inundated with tourists. Within the park, bigleaf and vine maples stand out among evergreen, hemlock and spruce trees. A bicycle ride or stroll along the Spruce Railroad Trail, which curves along the north shore of Lake Crescent, is an autumn must. Also in the Lake Crescent area, Storm King Trail, a 3.8-mile roundtrip, semi-strenuous uphill hike, makes a wonderful perch to view colorful trees at the lake. One of the best fall color viewing areas is the Hall of Mosses in the Hoh Rain Forest. The trail contains an area packed with bigleaf maples. In Sequim, Railroad Bridge Park is a photographic scene, with colorful leaves covering the bridge that crosses the Dungeness River. On the eastern end of the Peninsula, the Hood Canal area also offers a color respite, particularly the Hamma Hamma and Dosewallips areas. As daylight hours grow shorter and temperatures drop, remember to wear layers and pack a flashlight. Don’t forget to bring along a camera to capture those memories.  n

DISC GOLF Fans of disc golf — also called frisbee golf — will enjoy knowing that a course is available in Port Angeles. The course is free to use and is located at Lincoln Park on Lauridsen Boulevard, east of Fairchild International Airport. It is managed by the Port Angeles Disc Golf Association.

Port Angeles and Sequim enjoy mild climates throughout the year. In Port Angeles, temperatures range from the 30s in the winter months to the 70s in the summer months with low humidity. Average rainfall is 25 inches per year. Sequim is known for its sunny weather. It sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and only gets about 17 inches of rain each year. Winds usually dump the rain on the southwestern side of the Olympic Mountains (think Forks). However, sometimes a not-so-average winter will change that usually mild weather. Above, an unusual winter last year draped the North Olympic Peninsula with snowstorms throughout the winter months. Another La Niña winter, although milder, is expected to bring cool, wet weather to the Peninsula this year.


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Port Angeles is only 35 scenic minutes from Seattle aboard any of our several daily non-stop flights. And our preferred rates at Budget Rent-a-Car make it easy to get your Peninsula adventure off to a flying start. So why spend your vacation driving to the Peninsula when you can enjoy it being on the Peninsula . . . with a little help from the Peninsula’s Airline!

Windy weather can provide the perfect conditions for flying a kite. Valley Creek Estuary Park in Port Angeles, with its large, adjacent vacant lot, can receive some good kite-flying winds. The park is located along Front Street, near Oak Street. Other popular spots include the waterfront and various city parks. Over in Port Townsend, kite fliers have been spotted at Point Hudson and Fort Worden State Park. Coastal beaches are also prime spots for finding winds, especially First Beach, Second Beach and Rialto Beach.

Port Angeles

Port Angeles City Pier

Nestled between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, Port Angeles offers a variety of sights and recreational opportunities. You can go from sea to a mile-high summit in minutes — and enjoy spectacular views along the way. Port Angeles is the largest city on the North Olympic Peninsula and has a prime central location to surrounding towns and exciting opportunities. Whether you want to head into the mountains and Hurricane Ridge, catch the ferry to Canada or just relax and shop in town, here is a sampling of what Port Angeles has to offer. Hurricane Ridge, rising nearly a mile above sea level, is one of Olympic National Park’s most scenic areas, with alpine meadows, the glacier-capped peaks of the Olympic Mountains, and in the winter, a snowy playground. It is a family recreation area that can be enjoyed all year long. To get there, travel south on Race Street/Mount Angeles Road. The Olympic National Park Visitor Center will be on the right and can provide you with park details. A sign on Mount Angeles Road directs you to bear right. Continue 17 miles to Hurricane Ridge. City Pier, at the foot of Lincoln Street, features an observation tower, promenade decks, a picnic area and short-term moorage for small boats. A beach stroll along the adjacent Hollywood Beach or on the paved Waterfront Trail might be the ticket to end your day. The City Pier area also includes the Feiro Marine Life Center, a marine laboratory open to the public. A mural on the side of the center illustrates the early days of Port Angeles, depicting a Klallam village at nearby

Ennis Creek and, a hundred years later, the men and women who settled there as part of the Puget Sound Co-operative Colony (1887-1904). Crown Park on West Fourth Street has a former pulley wheel that serves as a sign for the park. It offers unobstructed views of Port Angeles Harbor. Veterans Park, Second and Lincoln streets, has a replica of the Liberty Bell and benches for resting and quiet time. The bell, purchased by the community to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial, was forged in the same foundry in England where the original Liberty Bell was made. The Port Angeles Farmers Market is a year-round market for locally grown and produced foods and handmade arts and crafts.

It is held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Gateway center at Lincoln and Front streets. Clallam County Courthouse, Fourth and Lincoln streets, was placed on the state register of historical sites in 1971 and the national register in 1988. Built in 1914, the Georgian-style brick structure has such distinctive features as a stained-glass skylight, marble steps and a clock tower. The Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St., offers a glimpse into Clallam County’s past. Learn about early settlers, listen to stories from the tribes that call the North Olympic Peninsula home, explore the arts and examine the issues behind the creation of Olympic National Park.  >>

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Port Angeles

Clallam County Courthouse

Originally the Carnegie Library, the building was dedicated in 1919 and was one of the last libraries funded by the Carnegie Corp. of New York in the nation. The museum is operated by the Clallam County Historical Society. Exhibits of early Clallam County settlement, growth, development and maritime history are on display in the lobby of the Richard B. Anderson Federal Building (named for a World War II Medal of Honor recipient from Clallam County), located at First and Oak streets on property designated by President Abraham Lincoln in downtown Port Angeles. Art on the Town is an ever-changing outdoor art project that graces the downtown sidewalks. The art ranges from the realist to the abstract, conveyed in various media. Along Laurel Street are 11 steel sculptures called “Avenue of the People.” These abstract pieces were modeled on everyday Port Angeles people and have become a popular photo opportunity for visitors.

The Lower Elwha Klallam Heritage Center, 401 E. First St., is a multifunctional training facility and program venue. The heritage center contains the Lower Elwha Gallery & Gift, a gallery that showcases Native American art, jewelry, clothing, scarves,

baskets, blankets and more, created by artists from around the North Olympic Peninsula and other tribes. The Lower Elwha Klallam tribe also operates the Elwha River Casino, 631 Stratton Road, which features 120 electronic slot machines and a deli. n

Lake Sutherland is a freshwater fishing lake surrounded by private homes. It is about 15 miles west on Highway 101, just before Lake Crescent.

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Ediz Hook, entered at the west end of town and “hooking” back easterly, is a naturally formed sand spit that juts into the Strait of Juan de Fuca to form Port Angeles’ deepwater harbor. It is an ideal spot from which to view the city and the Olympic Mountains rising in the background. It’s a popular destination for bicyclists, runners, inline skaters, kite fliers and sea kayakers. Each year, thousands of local families and visitors picnic there or pile stones on the riprap to create small rock towers as a tribute to nature. Kayakers can often be spotted in the waters off the Hook. If you’re out there early enough, you might catch the Olympic Peninsula Rowing Association practicing in the water. Access to Ediz Hook is via Marine Drive, which passes through the Nippon Paper Industries USA paper mill. It’s only a couple minutes drive from downtown Port Angeles. Near the end of the Hook, there’s a large boat launch. It is just before the Puget Sound Pilots’ station and the entrance to the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles. Entrance to the base is restricted. Ediz Hook offers six picnic sites with windbreaks and restrooms. It is also part of the Waterfront Trail, a popular 6.5-mile running and bike-riding route. The trail runs from the Coast Guard station toward Port Angeles City Pier, past Hollywood Beach in front of the Red Lion Hotel and out to the former Rayonier mill site east of the pier.

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MARINE LIfE Two marine attractions in Port Angeles are within steps of each other: the Arthur D. Feiro Marine Life Center and the Olympic Discovery Center. The Feiro Marine Life Center at the entrance to Port Angeles City Pier is a sea-creature-friendly place. It offers a display of marine specimens, with a large touch tank for a closer examination of marine animals and additional viewing tanks and aquariums. Visitors marvel at the variety of marine life on display, including hundreds of examples of intertidal creatures, fish and plant life. The center also has a hands-on model that shows how the removal of the two Elwha River dams will affect water and sediment flow in the river and how it may affect the life in the nearshore environment. Two aquariums connected with a clear glass tube make fish that swim through them highly visible to viewers. The marine life is collected from Hood Canal out to the Pacific Coast and is routinely released, allowing the creatures to return to their natural underwater habitat. City Pier is at the foot of Lincoln Street. During the off-season, the center is open Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. During the summer season (Memorial Day through Labor Day), the center is open daily. For more information, phone 360-417-6254 or visit

A docent at the Feiro Marine Life Center holds a 1-day-old big skate in one of the center’s marine life tanks.

Begin a journey to the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary by first stopping by the Olympic Coast Discovery Center, located upstairs in The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave. — the multicolored building immediately west of City Pier.

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The center offers an interactive opportunity to examine the intricacies of the marine sanctuary off the Peninsula’s Pacific Coast, which extends from Cape Flattery at the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula to central Grays Harbor County. Its centerpiece is the small wraparound “Deepworker Theater” that shows films produced by marine-sanctuary staff during underwater research trips. Overhead is a full-sized replica of the Deepworker 2000, the innovative one-person submersible used to explore national marine sanctuaries. The center has interactive exhibits on recreation, conservation, science and culture and has several hands-on pieces. It is open daily, Memorial Day through Labor Day, and by appointment. Admission is free. Phone 360-457-6622. For information about the sanctuary, visit www.olympiccoast. For information about the Discovery Center, call 360457-6622 or visit  n

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The tour also takes people to the top floor of Family Shoe Store, 130 W. Front St., which sits in the oldest building in Port Angeles (built in 1890). The building’s most notorious tenant was a large brothel, whose past is preserved for the tour. Two historical murals adorn the walls of a room beneath Sound Bike and Kayak, 120 E. Front St., which was once used as an indoor miniature golf course from 1930 to 1948. From October through April, walking tours leave daily at 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. from the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, 121 E. Railroad Ave. Reservations are not necessary but appreciated.

“Sluicing the Hogback” mural depicts the process to raise the streets in downtown Port Angeles.

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County park features panoramic views, historical bunkers and tidepools. About 16 miles west of Port Angeles is Salt Creek Recreation Area, a 196-acre county park. One of Clallam County’s most popular parks, it features panoramic views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Crescent Bay and Vancouver Island. It is also a premier birding site. The area was once the location of Camp Hayden, a World War II harbor defense military base. Two concrete bunkers that housed 16-inch cannons and some smaller bunkers preserve its military history. The adjacent Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary includes a rocky outcropping that at low tide reveals starfish, sea urchins, limpets, sea cucumbers and many other forms of marine life. Mountain bikers and hikers can access the state’s Striped Peak Recreation Area from the Salt Creek area. The Striped Peak mountain also used to be part of Camp Hayden, and there are still bunkers located there. To get there: Take state Highway 112 west from Port Angeles toward Joyce. After about nine miles, turn right (north) onto Camp Hayden Road (near Milepost 54). Travel approximately three miles. The park entrance will be on your right.

of Downtown Port Angeles with a visit to the Underground Experience local history brought back to life! Walking tour leaving from the Smuggler’s Landing (Behind the Chamber of Commerce)

Whales in coastal waters The Whale Trail is a string of 20 locations around Washington where visitors are likely to see whales and other marine mammals from shore. A sign at Salt Creek Recreation Area — positioned in the northwest corner of the park, near the stairs leading to Tongue Point — overlooks Crescent Bay, where gray whales are often seen. Along state Highway 112, Whale Trail sites are found at Freshwater Bay County Park, the Sekiu Overlook and Shipwreck Point. Other North Olympic Peninsula locations include Cape Flattery, the north end of First Beach at LaPush, Port Townsend Marine Science Center and Dosewallips State Park. All sites are located in city, county or state parks, tribal lands or on state ferries and border the Pacific Ocean, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Haro Strait, Hood Canal and Puget Sound. For more information, visit

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Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain at First and Laurel streets features cascading water and benches for sitting, resting and enjoying the colorful flower planters. The three-level Laurel Street stairs begin behind the fountain and connect to Second Street. At the top of the stairs, you will see a view overlooking

A Rayonier steam locomotive, built in 1924, serves as a remembrance of the North Olympic Peninsula’s timber past. It is the landmark of Locomotive Park on Lauridsen Boulevard between Chase and Peabody streets.

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The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., is a gem of contemporary art on the North Olympic Peninsula. Established by the late Esther B. Webster, the center is located in her former home overlooking the city. The home was built in 1951 from the modernist design of noted Seattle architect Paul Hayden Kirk. The center offers a year-round schedule of painting, sculpture, photography and crafts by prominent artists. These thought-provoking exhibitions with a Northwest flavor feature master and emerging artists, imaginatively displayed in the historic, semi-circular structure. Lectures, concerts, readings and other live programs complement the visual surroundings. The ArtPaths education program receives more than 4,000 student visitations each year and has served as a staple of local arts education for more than 15 years. Admission to the gallery is free, though donations are welcome. The center is open Wednesday through Sunday, with hours varying by season. From March through November, hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. From December through February, hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A popular attraction of the fine arts center is Webster’s Woods, an outdoor sculpture garden spread across the woods surrounding the arts building. More than 100 imaginative works of art can be discovered as you wander the rustic trails of this “gallery without walls,” located on five acres of woods, hills and thickets. Webster’s Woods is open daily from dawn to dusk year-round. Visit or phone 360-417-4590 for more information. To get there: From U.S. Highway 101 in Port Angeles, travel south on Race Street toward Hurricane Ridge. After about a mile, turn east (left) onto Lauridsen Boulevard. Go about a quarter-mile. The center’s parking lot is on the left adjacent to the round concrete water tank. Follow the trail near the “thought balloons” to the center and into Webster’s Woods.

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Charming Joyce Just 16 miles west of Port Angeles is Joyce, a small town full of character. The Joyce General Store on state Highway 112 was built in 1911 by Joe Joyce, from whom the town gets its name, and remains very much the same — false front, beaded ceilings, wooden floor. Much of the store’s interior is made of remnants from the opera house and Markum House, which stood in the town of Port Crescent in the 1800s. Port Crescent was located a few miles north in what is now Crescent Beach. Joyce Museum, housed in a former railroad station, is located next door. Built about 1915, it is considered to be the last remaining log depot from the Milwaukee Line. It houses memorabilia, photographers and artifacts from railroads and historical surrounding towns. Phone 360-928-3528 for information. A popular local event is the Joyce Daze Wild Blackberry Festival, a one-day festival that takes place the first weekend of August and features blackberry pies, a pancake breakfast, a parade, vendors, a beard/mustache contest and more.

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Winter Worship Services ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Lighthouse Christian Center 304 Viewcrest • 452-8909

PORT ANGELES EPISCOPAL St. Andrew’s Episcopal 510 East Park Ave. (1 block east of PA High School) (360) 457-4862

SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. & 10:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Fellowship MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Generation Now (Young Adults) TUESDAY 7:00 p.m. (d)estiny youth WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. Family Night Children and Youth Ministries Available at all Services Jason Noble, Lead Pastor Paul King, Children’s Pastor Derek Baker, Young Adult/Youth Pastor LOVE | LIVE | LEAD

SUNDAY 8 & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:00 a.m. Sunday School for all ages. Nursery opens at 9 a.m.

CONGREGATION OLYMPIC B’NAI SHALOM Jewish Community of Sequim and Port Angeles Monthly Shabbat Services & Onegs High Holy Days & Other Jewish Holiday Services Social and Cultural Events... Bi-Monthly Newsletter Connections to Seattle & Tacoma Congregations

FREE METHODIST First United Methodist & Congregational Church

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. Worship Service 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Noon Fellowship Time Youth Group Nursery provided for all services

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer 11:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist

506 S. Francis • 457-1030 Corner of 5th & Francis Omer Vigoren, Pastor Jeff Douglas, Music/Youth Leader SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Evening Service SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service

For Information:, 452-2471 or write P.O. Box 553, Port Angeles, WA 98362

110 E. 7th Street (7th & Laurel) 360-452-8971 Rev. Jo Ann Olson

8:15 p.m. An Order for Compline

PENTECOSTAL Bethany Pentecostal

FREE METHODIST Lael Family Life Fellowship 735 S. Chase St. Port Angeles • 360-452-2206 Pastor Jon Krause P.O. Box 2486 Port Angeles, WA 98362 SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. Friendship Dinner for all FREE

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

Contact us about the Clothes Closet & other programs for all ages.

NAZARENE Port Angeles Church of the Nazarene Corner of 2nd & Race P.O. Box 2086 • (360) 457-4839 Pastor Neil Castle

EVERY SUNDAY 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery available during AM services

Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles 452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship Call for times and dates of Evening Meetings. Bible Studies and other services Families worshiping and learning together

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ROMAN CATHOLIC Queen of Angels 209 West 11th • 452-2351

Parish Office Hours: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

MASS Saturday Vigil 5:00 p.m. Sunday 8:30 & 11 a.m. Monday & Tuesday Prayer Service 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Evening 6:00 p.m. Wednesday thru Saturday 8:30 a.m. Sacrament of Reconciliation 30 Minutes prior to all Masses Saturday 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. 23 Hour Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Friday: Exposition 9:00 a.m. Friday: Divine Mercy 3:00 p.m. Saturday: Benediction 8:00 a.m.

UNITY Unity in the Olympics

2917 E. Myrtle • (360) 457-3981 Rev. John Wingfield SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Children’s Classes

Home of the Association of Unity Churches - “Daily Word”


EVERY WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. Bible Study Invite your friends & neighbors for clear, biblical preaching, wonderful fellowship, & the invitation to a lasting, personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Harbor of Hope Foursquare Church

First Presbyterian Church

The Crossing Church

1018 W. 16th St., Port Angeles (360) 461-7979 David & Debbie Rich, Pastor

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Children’s Ministry

PORT ANGELES BIBLE CHURCH Independent Bible Worship Center 452-3351

SATURDAY 6:00 p.m. Upper Room Service 112 North Lincoln St. PA SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. & 11 a.m. Worship Services 9:50 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 116 E. Ahlvers Road, PA

7:00 p.m. Teaching & Training

BAPTIST Hillcrest Baptist Church (SBC) 205 Black Diamond Road 457-7409 Ed McKay, Pastor

SUNDAY 9:45 a.m. Bible Study, all ages 11 a.m. Worship Nursery provided WEDNESDAY 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. AWANA THURSDAY 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bible Study/ Prayer Meeting

Nursery provided Call for more info regarding other church activities.

LUTHERAN St. Matthew Lutheran UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS Imagine embracing different beliefs including yours! We invite you to a place of sanctuary and acceptance.

Sunday 10:30 a.m. Service for all ages 417-2665

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Welcoming Congregation

SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service

BAHA’I The Baha’i Faith

SUNDAY 8:30 &11 a.m. Worship Services 9:45 a.m. Sunday School

PRESBYTERIAN REFORMED Redeeming Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church Meeting at Scandia Hall 131 W. 5th St., Port Angeles Andrew Elam, Pastor

SUNDAY 9:15 a.m. Study Hour 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

NONDENOMINATIONAL Calvary Chapel Port Angeles 213 W. 8th St. (Corner of 8th & Lincoln) A Ministry Center (360) 504-2106 Andrew McLarty, Pastor

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Nursery and Children’s class WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. Bible Study & Calvary Kid’s Club (1st & 3rd weeks)

COMMUNITY CHURCH Fairview Bible Church (360) 417-1869 • 1-800-22UNITE

385 O’Brien Road • 457-5905 (1/4 mi. south of KOA from Hwy. 101 E.) P.O. Box 1281 Derrell Sharp, Pastor

“So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.’’

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School–all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

“The betterment of the world can be accomplished through pure and goodly deeds, through commendable and seemly conduct.’’ from Baha’i Holy Writings

New in town? Passing through? We’d love to have you worship with us.

Glen Douglas, Pastor (360) 452-9936 Casual Environment, Serious Faith Now meeting at the Deer Park Cinemas Corner of Hwy101 and Deer Park Rd. Sunday 10:00 a.m. Nursery and Children’s Church for all ages

Everyone Welcome

Christian Church of Christ

1233 E. Front St., Port Angeles (360) 457-3839 Jerry Dean, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Call us for small group meeting times.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Dave Moffitt, Minister Park & Race • 457-7062

SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Coffee Fellowship Hour to greet new friends and visitors immediately following worship hour.

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church & Preschool

(ELCA) 301 East Lopez • (360) 452-2323 Pastor Richard Grinstad Pastor Julie Kanarr Call for Worship & Sunday School hours. Nursery available during morning services Broadcast on KONP 1450 at 11 a.m. We have many ongoing Bible studies, youth and social activities. Call us for more info.

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(Missouri Synod) Lincoln at 13th St. • 457-4122 Patrick Lovejoy, Pastor

139 West 8th • (360) 452-4781 Ted Mattie, Pastor Shirley Cruthers, Lay Pastor

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Elk from the herd that frequents fields and forests south and east of Sequim make their way up a hillside.

Visitors to the North Olympic Peninsula can hunt everything from elk and deer to bear and cougar — even rabbit and grouse. Areas around Forks, Clallam Bay, Neah Bay and Sequim provide chances at large Roosevelt elk, while blacktailed deer can be found all around the Peninsula. NOTE: Hunting is prohibited inside Olympic National Park. Sequim elk: There is a herd of elk in the Sequim area, but hunting of that herd has decreased significantly as housing developments and commercial development have put trophy elk into “no shoot” zones. State Fish & Wildlife and Native American tribal officials have done studies about how to move the elk out of the Sequim area. Blacktail deer and elk: Modern firearm deer season for blacktail deer is mid- to late October, with a late season in November. Modern firearm general elk season is in early November. Early muzzleloader season for blacktail deer is in September and October.

Early muzzleloader season for elk is in October, with late seasons in November and December. The early archery seasons for blacktail deer and elk are in September, with late archery seasons in November and December. Cougars and bears: For cougars, archery season is in September, and the muzzleloader season is in September and October. Any weapon can be used from mid-October through March. Fall black bear season lasts until mid-November. It is illegal to kill spotted cougar kittens or an adult accompanied by such kittens. Dogs may not be used to hunt bear or cougar. Grizzly bear and lynx, while not found on the Peninsula, are protected and may never be killed in the state. Forest grouse, rabbits and hares: Forest grouse season runs statewide Sept. 1 to Dec. 31. Blue, ruffed and spruce grouse may be shot. Cottontail rabbit and snowshoe hare can be hunted statewide Sept. 1 to March 15.  n

Licenses and regulations:

Hunting licenses: Washington law requires first-time hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972, to successfully complete a hunter education class before they can purchase a hunting license. Licenses can also be purchased online at or at sporting goods stores. Fishing/shellfish regulations: All

anglers should refer to Fish & Wildlife fishing regulations before departing on any trip. Pick up a copy of the state Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, available where licenses are sold or online at www.wdfw. It details fishing boundaries, regulations and licensing information. Fishing/shellfish licenses: A combination license costs $52.25 for residents and $121.55 for nonresidents, with discounted prices for youth and the disabled. Licenses specific to salt water, fresh water, razor clamming and shellfish and seaweed can also be purchased. Fishing licenses can be purchased at most sporting goods stores. Prices are from the state’s 2010 Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, effective until April 30, 2011. Boater alert: A warning to private boaters with state fishing licenses only: Make sure you stay on the U.S. side of the Strait. Those wanting to try the Canadian half must first obtain a license

from British Columbia. More information: Peninsula Daily News publishes local outdoor columns in the sports section every Thursday and Friday. They are also available on the newspaper’s website, www.

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Hunting regulations: Information about hunting seasons and regulations can be found in the Washington Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet or the Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Season rules pamphlet, both of which also lay out boundaries, restrictions and licensing information. Pamphlets are usually available wherever licenses are sold and can also be downloaded at: Game Management Units 601, 602, 603, 607, 612, 615, 618, 621, 624 make up the North Olympic Peninsula.

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Information on fishing licenses and regulations can be found on Page 63.

Everything from heavy, world-class salmon to small, fun-to-fight alpine brook trout can be caught with a rod and reel on the North Olympic Peninsula. Olympic National Park is an endless source of streams and rivers perfect for the trout hound, while the Strait of Juan de Fuca is well-known for its salmon and halibut. Olympic National Park There are separate rules for Olympic National Park, where no fishing license is required (except when fishing in the Pacific Ocean from shore), but regulations are sometimes more strict. You’ll also need a catch record card if fishing for salmon or steelhead. Copies of the park rules and schedules may be obtained at any entry station, ranger station or park visitor center, or downloaded at olym/fishing.htm. Park lakes close at the end of October, just when the weather starts to turn. The park even offers a trout species found nowhere else on Earth. The reclusive Beardslee trout lives only in Lake Crescent. The hook-shaped lake on the northern edge of the Peninsula starts 15 miles west of Port Angeles. If you want to catch these bluebacked fighters, you won’t have to buy a license. However, you also won’t be able to keep the fish as Lake Crescent is entirely catch-and-release. It is open to fishing until Oct. 31 and can only be tackled with artificial lures or flies

with single, barbless hooks.  Marine waters Fishing is closed in marine waters unless specifically noted in the Fish & Wildlife regulations. Specific seasons in the Strait of Juan de Fuca — which includes parts of three Marine Areas (4, 5 and 6) — can be found in the sportfishing rules pamphlet. For salmon seasons, see the Fish & Wildlife regulations. Charter boats throughout the Peninsula send trips out for both salmon and halibut. There are also boat docks available for those with their own tow. Saltwater Salmon seasons are varied, and anadromous fish runs in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet and Hood Canal fluctuate from year to year. Immature chinook, also called blackmouth, can be taken from parts

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Freshwater The trick to fishing rivers on the Peninsula is hitting them at the right time. The Quillayute System contains some of the best steelhead and salmon rivers in the state. The Sol Duc, Calawah, Bogachiel, Dickey and Quillayute make up the five-river system. The Hoh, Elwha and Dungeness rivers are also home to steelhead and salmon. However, the current removal of two dams from the Elwha has made the river unfishable.  n

Warmth, friendliness, local color and a touch of history come with every purchase. The Joyce General Store, located on Hwy. 112 between beautiful Lake Crescent and Crescent Beach, has been in the same family for 48plus years. We are more than happy to take time to chat and tell you about visiting the mythical University of Joyce. We will also give any directions to anywhere you might be interested in.


Drop in at the Joyce General Store and step into a building that has had few changes since the early 1900’s. The false front, beaded ceiling, oiled wood floors and many of the fixtures remain the same. Much of the interior of the store is from the Markhum House Hotel which stood in the now vanished town of Port Crescent in the 1800’s. The store carries gas, groceries, tackle, bait, and other items. There also are unique gifts, souvenirs, and Indian arts and crafts.

of the Strait and Admiralty Inlet in November. The winter blackmouth season is open mid-February through mid-April in the Strait and Canal. Admiralty Inlet is open to kings beginning in mid-January. Rockfish, cod and other bottomfish are also available in the waters off the Peninsula although there is a 120foot depth restriction inside the Strait when seasons are open. In Hood Canal, many of these fisheries are permanently closed due to low levels of dissolved oxygen. Always check the regulations before heading out. It’s also a good idea to stop by a tackle shop or sporting goods store, where last-minute rule changes are often posted. Those without boats also have salt water options — like beach-casting for coho from Point Wilson (north of Port Townsend) or Quilcene Bay (on Hood Canal).

vested from any beach on the state coastline. For the latest information on which shellfish are and are not safe, and dates and locations on seasons, phone the state Department of Health’s beach closures/shellfish toxin hotline at 800-562-5632 and log onto the Fish & Wildlife website at

shellFishing Looking for bucket-loads of oysters and clams or going after crab and shrimp are popular pursuits on the Olympic Peninsula. Seasons fluctuate regularly. The best way to figure out what’s open and what’s not is to visit Looking up the information online will save you the headache of wading through the state shellfish regulation hotline (866-880-5431). Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge sets its own seasons and rules. Phone the refuge at 360-457-8451. Licenses are required for shellfish harvesting and may be purchased at most tackle shops and a variety of multipurpose stores. Clamming: Razor clams are available on many coastal beaches, but domoic acid, a naturally occurring marine toxin that can cause amnesic shellfish poisoning in humans, sometimes causes digging closures. However, in recent years, beaches have routinely opened to harvesting. Other species of shellfish, including a variety of hardshell clams, are currently considered unsafe and should not be har-

Oysters: The best oyster beaches are along Hood Canal. Quilcene Bay on the Hood Canal is known for producing some of the Northwest’s most delicious oysters. To the south in Brinnon, oyster-gathering opportunities are also said to be excellent. Local seafood lovers know that beneath the pebble and sand along the shore of the day-use Wolfe Property State Park, just north of the Hood Canal Bridge by a half mile, are mussels, steamer clams, geoducks and rock clams. Crab and shrimp: Crab harvesting is typically best in Sequim and Dungeness bays, but Dungeness and red rock crabs can also be found elsewhere along the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Townsend to Neah Bay. You can catch crab by a variety of methods, including pots and ring traps. Many people enjoy wading for crabs on low tides at locations like Pillar Point and Dungeness Bay. Catch-record cards for Dungeness crab are required and available wherever licenses are sold. There are shrimping opportunities in Port Angeles Harbor and a few other areas. Hood Canal is easily the most popular shrimping destination. Normally the areas have short seasons and are only open certain days of each week. Call ahead or visit to check on availability prior to your visit. n

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LOCAL WINERIES AND CIDERIES Alpenfire Cider 220 Pocket Lane Port Townsend 360-379-8915 Black Diamond Winery 2976 Black Diamond Road Port Angeles 360-457-0748 Camaraderie Cellars 334 Benson Road Port Angeles 360-417-3564

"Vineyard Angel" outside Olympic Cellars.

Artisan wineries Explore hidden backroads and see spectacular countryside as you visit the North Olympic Peninsula’s wineries and taste wines that are as distinctive as their locations. You will also find cider houses, which have gained popularity in recent years, and some breweries along the way. Most of the local wineries are small, producing fewer than 2,000 cases a year. Often you’ll find the winemakers themselves pouring in the tasting rooms and greeting visitors. Many of the wineries utilize grapes from the Columbia River Valley, Oregon and California, though some grow their own cool-climate grapes or utilize berries from local farms for fruit-flavored wines. Visit all of them by doing a wineryloop tour or stop by just one or two for a quick glass. If you can’t make it to the individual wineries for samples, local wine sellers and restaurants carry many of the Peninsula labels — including those that don’t have general public hours, such as Christina James Winery in Port Townsend — and hold tasting events during the year. A handful of the wineries banded together to form the Olympic Peninsula Wineries Association. Information on the association, a suggested tour map and directions to the member wineries can be found online at www. The wineries in the association hold joint events throughout the year, with popular ones pairing wines with delectable treats such as chocolate and cheese. n 68    NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE  v Fall 2011 | Winter 2012

Eaglemount Wine & Cider 2350 Eaglemount Road Port Townsend 360-732-4084 FairWinds Winery 1984 Hastings Ave. Port Townsend 360-385-6899 Finnriver 62 Barn Swallow Road Chimacum 360-732-6822 Harbinger Winery 2358 Highway 101 W. Port Angeles 360-452-4262 Olympic Cellars 255410 Highway 101 E. Port Angeles 360-452-0160 Sorensen Cellars 274 No. S Otto St. Port Townsend 360-379-6416 Wind Rose Cellars 155 W. Cedar St., Suite B Sequim 360-358-5469

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Kalaloch, one of the coastal beaches inside Olympic National Park.

inside Olympic National Park a place of

rare beauty More than a million visitors enjoy Olympic National Park each year, and for good reason. Olympic National Park — a World Heritage Park designated for its rare qualities — can be explored on foot, snowshoes, cross-country skis or by car. The park is just as exciting to visit in the fall and winter as it is during the warmer spring and summer months, but don’t be surprised if the roads are sometimes closed. In winter, the roads can be treacherous, often difficult to drive and are sometimes not plowed. There are 168 miles of roads that

provide access to various points; however, 99 miles of the roads are gravel, most of which are closed in the winter. All park roads are “spur roads” off U.S. Highway 101. No roads traverse the Olympic wilderness. For most of the more arduous trips, you’ll need a topographic map, which you can buy at visitor centers and ranger stations. The Olympic National Park Visitor Center on the route to Hurricane Ridge in Port Angeles is fully accessible, as is the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center in the West End. Other centers and ranger stations provide varying levels of accessibility and hours of operation. Several nature trails are paved and wheelchair-accessible. Others are gravel but fairly level, and they may

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be accessible with some assistance. Mountains The Olympic Mountains are not very high. Mount Olympus, the highest, is just under 8,000 feet, but the Olympics rise almost from the water’s edge and intercept moisture-rich air masses that move in from the Pacific. As this air is forced over the mountains, it cools and releases moisture in the form of rain or snow. At lower elevations, rain nurtures the forests, while at higher elevations, snow adds to glacial masses that relentlessly carve the landscape. The mountains wring precipitation out of the air so effectively that areas on the northeast corner of the Peninsula experience a rain shadow and get very little rain. >>


Surrounded on three sides by water and still crowned by alpine glaciers, the Olympics retain a distinctive character that developed from their isolation. Hurricane Ridge is the focal point for snow and winter recreation, with snowshoeing and cross-country and downhill skiing opportunities. Coast More than 60 miles of Pacific Ocean coastline form a vital component of Olympic National Park. Whatever the season, walking along the sandy beaches during low tide is a great way to explore the diversity of the intertidal zone. This coastline has remained little changed except for the impact of the pounding surf and storms. It looks much as it did when Native Americans built their first villages thousands of years before Europeans arrived. Today the Hoh, Jamestown S’Klallam, Lower Elwha Klallam, Makah, Port Gamble S’Klallam, Skokomish, Quileute and Quinault continue to live along the shores where their ancestors did so long ago. The coast is where the land meets the sea, vibrating with life and energy — arches and sea stacks; the roar of crashing waves; the calls of gulls, bald eagles and black oystercatchers; dramatic sunsets and the vastness of the ocean. At low tide, you can walk toward the surf, stopping at tidepools along the way. If you squat down and spend some time just looking, you will be amazed at what you see as your eyes start ferreting out objects that look like rocks but which in fact are small sea animals.

perpetual snowbanks that have the superficial appearance of glacial ice. The climate influencing Olympic glaciers is wet and temperate. The movement of glacial ice past and present has produced striking geological features in the Olympic Mountains. The lake basins, U-shaped valleys and jagged peaks are the products of massive glacial erosion that occurred thousands of years ago when the year-round climate was much colder. Forest There are four basic types of forests on the Olympic Peninsula: temperate rain forest, lowland, montane and subalpine. Temperate rain forest is found at low elevations along the Pacific Ocean coast and in the western-facing valleys of the Peninsula where lots of rain, moderate temperatures and summer fogs exist. The lowland forest grows farther inland from the coast and above the rain forest valleys. The lowland forest gives way to the montane forest. As elevation increases, temperatures cool and more moisture falls as snow, growing seasons get shorter, and the subalpine zone takes over. The lower portion of the subalpine zone consists of continuous forest, but in the upper part of this zone the forest thins out. Increasing elevation causes even more severe climatic conditions. Trees become fewer, shorter and

more misshapen. When tree line is reached, beyond which trees do not grow, a profusion of wildflowers often rewards your eye in a vivid display that is an effective foil to the scenery below, now visible because the trees no longer block the view. Rain forest The temperate rain forest in the valleys of the Quinault, Queets and Hoh rivers are protected and contain some of the most spectacular examples of the Sitka spruce community. This ecosystem stretches along the coast from Oregon to Alaska; other temperate rain forests are found in several isolated areas throughout the world. The forests are excellent destinations once a bit of the snow melts. Winter is the wet season, and the rain forest radiates in deep, healthy greens. Precipitation here ranges from 140 to 167 inches — 12 to 14 feet — every year. This abundant rainfall produces some of the largest trees in the world. The mountains to the east also protect the coastal areas from severe weather extremes. Seldom does the temperature drop below freezing in the rain forest, and summertime highs rarely exceed 80 degrees. Nearly every bit of space is taken up with a living plant. Some plants even live on others. These are the epiphytes, plants that do not come into contact with the earth but also are not parasites. Mosses, lichens and ferns cover just about anything else.  n

Glaciers Glacial ice is one of the foremost scenic and scientific values of Olympic National Park. There are about 266 glaciers crowning the Olympics peaks. The prominent glaciers are those on Mount Olympus covering 10 square miles. Beyond the Olympic complex are the glaciers of Mount Carrie, the Bailey Range, Mount Christie and Mount Anderson. In the company of these glaciers are Fall 2011 | Winter 2012  v  NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE    71

With a vertical rise of 665 feet, Hurricane Ridge offers crosscountry and downhill skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing fun in the winter, plus breathtaking views of the Olympic Mountains.>>

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Uncover the Historic lAKe QuinAult loDge, a landmark on the shores of beautiful Lake Quinault. The cozy rooms have an antique ambiance and provide a comfortable lodging experience. Enjoy the lodge’s many amenities which include the heated indoor pool and sauna.

Come experience the historic lAKe cRescent loDge, nestled among giant hemlock and fir trees, you will discover a tranquil environment to call home. This turn of the century lodge on the shores of Lake Crescent, offers lake and mountain views from every room.

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Call 888-603-0967 or visit for more information about each destination or to book your stay.

Road to Ridge open daily If your idea of a perfect winter vacation is mountain peaks and fun in the snow, the North Olympic Peninsula is the place to be. Port Angeles is the gateway to Hurricane Ridge, a towering 5,223-foot winter playground with breathtaking views of the interior face of the Olympic Mountains. The road to Hurricane Ridge will be open daily during the fall and winter, weather permitting. In the past, the 17-mile road from Port Angeles to the Ridge was only open on the weekends during the late fall and winter seasons, Monday holidays and a two-week period at the end of the year. Through fundraising and donations from Clallam County, the cities of Port Angeles and Sequim, local businesses and individuals, the community raised the necessary $75,000 to match a $270,000 appropriation from the U.S. Department of the Interior to keep the road open daily from late fall through the beginning of spring on a trial basis. This is the second year of the pilot project by Interior to keep the road to Hurricane Ridge open seven days a week, except during storms. In the winter, Hurricane Ridge offers winter sports fun for families, including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and other snow events. Volunteers are planning an expansion of ski lifts for more skiing this winter, and there will also be efforts to open for weekday skiing. Visit for up-to-date information on those efforts. Getting there To get to Hurricane Ridge, follow Race Street south out of Port Angeles. The road becomes Mount Angeles Road. The Olympic National Park Visitor Center will be on the right and can provide you with information about road and snow conditions, maps and activities. From Mount Angeles Road, watch for the sign and bear right onto the Hurricane Ridge Parkway. Always phone the park at 360-565-3131 before you head up for updated road and weather conditions. Safety first After entering the park at Heart O’ the Hills, about five miles south of the visitor center (a $15 seven-day entrance fee or $30 annual park pass is required), you begin your ascent to the mile-high beauty of Hurricane Ridge. Drive carefully and heed speed limits. The road can be icy, especially where snowmelt has frozen across the winding road. Carrying chains is required. At the top, next to the downhill ski area and at the starting point for all the area’s cross-country trails, is the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. You can view the majestic Olympic Mountains from the center’s upper levels and take in interpretive exhibits. It offers food service, a gift shop and a ski shop with snowshoes, alpine and cross-country ski rentals.  n

Tubing & sledding A small kids’ tubing and sledding area is located across from the visitor center. It is open and supervised Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, snow and weather conditions permitting. Always phone the information line at 360-565-3131 before heading up for tubing, as it may be closed due to unsafe, icy conditions. The Ridge does not offer tube rental, nor are there facilities at the top for inflating tubes. There is no tubing, hiking or sledding allowed in the downhill ski areas.

Downhill thrill seekers With a summit elevation of 5,223 feet, the Ridge has 40 to 160 inches of snow on the ground during the winter. The Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area is a small, family-oriented ski area, offering to residents and visitors alike a quality winter sports experience, without the high cost and congestion of most ski areas. The Ridge boasts some groomed areas, but for the accomplished skier or snowboarder, the steeps, bowls and glades are well worth the effort it takes to hike there. The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club is a nonprofit organization that operates both rope tows and the Poma lift atop the mountain on selected weekends. The club operates the ski lifts under a permit with Olympic National Park. It strives to be a good steward of the environment while promoting healthy outdoor activities for the youth, community and visitors of the Olympic Peninsula. During the winter season — usually mid-December through March — the rope tows and Poma lift operate on weekends: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, though efforts are unde way to expand days the lifts are open. Visit for up-to-date information. While the Hurricane Ridge Road will be open daily this winter, the rope tows and Poma lift will continue to run only on weekends and holidays. A five-week ski school program for ski and snowboard lessons is offered starting in late January for ages 4 and up and all skill levels. Private lessons are also available, subject to instructor availability. In March, citizens’ ski, snowboard and snowskate races are held as well as a Special Day in the Olympics for special-needs citizens. For more information and rates about the Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area, phone the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club at 360-457-2879 or visit  n

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Explore the park at a slower pace Cross-country skiing is popular on the ungroomed trails and in backcountry bowls of Hurricane Ridge.

Cross-country skiing Unmarked and ungroomed routes give cross-country skiers and snowshoers a chance to explore the forests and meadows around Hurricane Ridge. These routes range in difficulty from easy to quite challenging. The terrain and weather in the Olympic Mountains can create ideal conditions for avalanches. If you are headed to Hurricane Ridge or elsewhere in the high country of the Olympics, always check current avalanche forecasts. Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center has information and current conditions. Snowshoes offer maneuverability and easy hiking, making them family-friendly and a great way to explore Hurricane Ridge. For many visitors to Hurricane Ridge, the panorama of Olympic peaks and forested trees invites a slow pace of exploration and enjoyment. During winter, a blanket of white snow won’t keep people from enjoying the trails. One of the best ways to achieve that pace during that time — late December to early March — is on snowshoes. The Ridge offers 20 miles of trails and routes. The Olympic National Park Visitor Center, located in Port Angeles just before the turnoff to the Hurricane Ridge Parkway, can provide you with information on the routes. Just west of the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, you can walk along the Hurricane Hill route, which offers a little bit of something for every skill level. Or just explore the meadows above the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, which offer gentle, easy terrain for everyone and excellent views in fair weather. For those who don’t want to venture out on their own and want a bit of an educational experience with the walk, guided snowshoe walks with park rangers are usually offered on Saturdays, Sundays and Monday holidays from around late December through March, as long as the road is open. The walks last 90 minutes and cover a one-mile loop through the trees and around the ridge, where the views include the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island. The naturalist talk is kid-friendly, as rangers discuss the difficulties faced by flora and fauna at such high elevations. Dress warmly with hats, gloves, sturdy waterproof boots, sunglasses, sunscreen and insulated layered clothing. Space is limited, so register at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center at the summit at least 30 minutes before the scheduled walk. Snowshoes are provided, and a donation of $5 per person helps the park continue the walks and maintain the snowshoes. You can also rent snowshoes either at the ski shop on the lower level of the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center or outside the park, or bring your own. Organized groups such as youth or school groups must make advance reservations for snowshoe walks. Space is limited so groups should phone Olympic National Park at 360-565-3136 for reservations and more information.  n 74    NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE  v Fall 2011 | Winter 2012

Where to rent gear Suggested locations for renting gear: • Hurricane Ridge. • Brown’s Outdoor, 112 W. Front St., Port Angeles; 360-457-4150. • NXNW Surf and Snow, 902 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles; 360-452-5144.

Park entrance fees • A park pass is good for up to seven consecutive days at any Olympic National Park entrance. The pass is $15 for vehicles and $5 for individuals on foot, bicycle or motorcycle. Children 15 and younger are admitted free of charge. • An annual pass costs $30 and is good at any Olympic National Park entrance for one year from the month of purchase. • If you plan to visit more of America’s national parks, you might want to consider purchasing an America the Beautiful pass. The annual America the Beautiful pass is $80. • There are also other discounted and volunteer pass options. Visit for more information on passes.


crescent Nestled in the northern foothills of the Olympic Mountains, Lake Crescent lies about 18 miles west of Port Angeles. The pristine waters of this deep, glacially carved lake make it an ideal destination for those in search of natural beauty. The turnoff from U.S. Highway 101 to Olympic National Park’s Storm King Ranger Station at Lake Crescent leads to several picnic tables nestled in trees and makeshift sites along the shoreline. The area contains restrooms and access to potable water, a ranger station, a boat launch and trails. One of the most attractive aspects of the picnic area is the wide array of recreational opportunities that await after the picnic is over. Some nearby trails include the Moments in Time Nature Trail, Marymere Falls Trail and Storm King Trail. More information about hiking is available at the ranger station. If you’re looking to diversify the trip, both the Elwha and Sol Duc areas and trails are less than a 30-minute drive from Lake Crescent. From the west end of Lake Crescent, the Hoh Rain Forest is about an hour, while the coast can be reached in about 45 minutes.




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A fishing boat in search of Coho salmon heads out of Sekiu.

Quaint coastal towns True nature lovers visiting the Olympic Peninsula will want to include a trip to the North/West Coast in their itinerary. The coastal area includes Clallam Bay and Sekiu, twin seafront towns about 50 miles west of Port Angeles, and Neah Bay, home of the Makah tribe. To reach the seafront towns of Clallam Bay and Sekiu, drive west from Port Angeles on state Highway 112, the Juan de Fuca National Scenic Byway. The drive offers fabulous views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and you can stop for a picnic at Pillar Point or on the beach along the way. Clallam Bay and Sekiu (pronounced SEEK-you) are the fishing headquarters for the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Here you can find charters for fishing — halibut, salmon, lingcod and rockfish are good catches — plus diving, whale watching, birdwatching and general sightseeing. The beach area between the two towns is a good place to beachcomb, hunt agates and explore tidepools. Continuing on from Clallam Bay to Neah Bay, there are year-round sightings of seabirds and maritime animals. Dozens of bird species migrate along the coast, including trumpeter swans, falcons, sand cranes and bald eagles. Watch also for whales, such as gray, humpback, pilot and orca, which pass the coast on their semiannual Pacific migrations and sometimes in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In Neah Bay, be sure to visit the Makah Cultural and Research Center, the museum on the left as you enter town. The focus of the museum is the Ozette collection, the largest archaeological collection of any U.S. tribe. The artifacts come from a 500-year-old Makah village 78    NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE  v Fall 2011 | Winter 2012

located eight miles south of the Makah Reservation. The site was preserved by a mudslide and uncovered in 1970. Other items on display include artifacts from an archaeological dig at the Hoko River, west of Sekiu. The dig revealed a fishing camp nearly 3,000 years old and a rock shelter about 1,000 years old. You can find mysterious, centuries-old rock carvings in the area as well. These petroglyphs were carved by natives on a promontory on the beach leg of the nine-mile Ozette trail. Nearby Shi Shi Beach — considered one of the most beautiful beaches in America — is surrounded by towering sea stacks, jagged headlands, lush tidepools and an old growth forest. Shi Shi (pronounced SHY-SHY) is an arcing 2.3-mile beach that sits between the photogenic Point of Arches to the south and a crop of sea stacks to the north. A mostly flat, 2-mile trail leads to the beach from a small parking area off Hatchery Road. A short drive past Neah Bay brings you to Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point of the continental United States. Visible from the point is the Cape Flattery lighthouse on Tatoosh Island, built in 1858 and now automated. You will need a $10 per car permit to hike the Flattery Trail. continued on Page 81 >>


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It can be purchased at the museum, Washburn’s General Store and other shops. Because of the North/West Coast’s location beneath the Pacific flyway, birdwatchers find great opportunities to observe more than 250 different species that visit the Neah Bay area. Keep a watchful eye out for bald eagles, especially the rare albino that is occasionally seen between Clallam Bay and Neah Bay. Wherever you go, be sure to obey any signs warning about areas that are open to tribal members only. And in order to keep this untamed part of the country as wild as it is, the rule of the Makah should prevail: “Leave only footprints; take only photographs.” For information about Clallam Bay and Sekiu events and attractions, phone the Clallam Bay/Sekiu Chamber of Commerce at 360-963-2339 or visit For information about Neah Bay activities and attractions and the Makah, visit and www.neahbaychamberofcommerce.

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Bitten by Twilight The best-selling series about vampires and werewolves — intertwined with a love story — comes to life on the North Olympic Peninsula.

A young Twilight fan shows off the vampire teeth she acquired from JT's Sweet Stuffs in Forks.

Die-hard Twilight fans, eager to see the birthplace of author Stephenie Meyer’s best-selling books, come to the North Olympic Peninsula to retrace the footprints of their favorite characters. Although none of the movies was filmed in the small town of Forks, people from all over the world have come to the West End, making stops everywhere from Forks High School, where Bella and Edward met, out to LaPush, where Bella visits her werewolf friend, Jacob. Most of the four books of the Twilight series — and now three motion pictures — are set in Forks. The fourth book is set to be adapted into two movies. The first will be released this November and the next in 2012. Forks, the epicenter of the vampire territory, is about 60 miles west of Port Angeles along U.S. Highway 101. You’ll spot the famous “The City of Forks Welcomes You” sign as you enter, where many fans have had their pictures taken. The Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., is at the south end of town. At the visitor center, staff can direct visitors to local landmarks as well as share all the juicy tidbits about the area. Fiction and real life intertwine as fans can find locations from the novels throughout town. Although Meyer didn’t have specific Forks homes picked out when she described them in her books — she didn’t visit Forks until after the first book was completed — the Forks Chamber of Commerce has dubbed a couple of homes as those of Bella and Edward. The McIrvin residence at 775 K St. is considered the residence of Bella and her police chief father. Fans are welcome to drive by the house, but since it is a private residence, they are asked to respect the family’s privacy and not go on the property or ask to take photos inside. The Miller Tree Inn, 654 E. Division St., with its large windows and open and airy layout, fits the bill for the Cullen house, residence of Edward and his vampire family.

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Outside, “Esme” — Edward’s “vampire mother” — leaves a note on a dry-erase board to let fans know what the Cullens are doing. Feel free to take pictures, but do not go inside unless you are a registered guest.

Other key Forks locations to check out are: n Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., to take photos next to a replica of Bella’s red truck. Find Twilight information here as well. n Forks High School, 261 S. Spartan Ave., where the characters attend school and where Bella and Edward met. n Forks Police Department, 500 E. Division St., where Police Chief Charlie Swan, Bella’s father, works. n Forks Community Hospital, 530 Bogachiel Way, where Bella — a selfproclaimed klutz — is a frequent visitor and Dr. Carlisle Cullen — Edward’s

LaPush points of interest About 15 miles west of Forks on state Highway 110 is LaPush, another town with Twilight fame. LaPush may be off-limits to vampires, but werewolf fans — and yes, vampire fans, too — can visit the Quileute reservation where Bella’s friend Jacob lives. Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the Quileute reservation while checking out First Beach, where Bella first learned of “the cold ones” from Jacob, who is later revealed to be a werewolf. The cliffs where the werewolves and Bella are said to have gone cliff diving are also visible from LaPush — but visitors should beware that trying it out is dangerous and illegal. The Quileute have a strong connection to wolves in legends, though no werewolves and vampires actually exist in them. Each Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m., a drumming and healing circle is set up for tribal members to share stories, dance and share culture with each other and any visitors. The event is at the Quileute Community Center, just off First Beach. A field located near the Quileute Prairie Cemetery has reportedly been the site of some unusual baseball games. Please be respectful of the cemetery.

Port Angeles points of interest Forks is the epicenter of vampire and werewolf territory, but Port Angeles also has several Twilight landmarks for fans to visit.

While Forks has no movie theater, “Twilight,” “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” and “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” were all shown in Port Angeles at Lincoln Theater, 132 E. First St., which is considered the same theater where Bella and her friends see films. Fans often show up before opening night to take in all the excitement; for all three movies, a line to the ticket counter formed long before the special midnight showings of the films. Bella Italia, 118 E. First St., is where Edward and Bella have their first date (called La Bella Italia in the novel) after he saves her in the alley. You can even dine on mushroom ravioli with a Coke, just as Bella did. The bookstore where Bella goes to shop after her friends look for dresses has two possibilities. It could be either Odyssey Bookshop, 114 W. Front St., or Port Book and News, 104 E. First Although the store where Bella’s friends buy their dresses is also not named in the books, Black Diamond Bridal, 109 E. First St., is considered the store the characters shopped at in Port Angeles. Replicas of the blue dress Bella wears to the prom in Twilight and the green taffeta dress she wears to her birthday party in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” are on display. In the first novel, Bella describes catching a small plane from Seattle to Port Angeles, where her father picks her up and they drive to Forks. She would have flown Kenmore Air into William R. Fairchild International Airport, located off Airport Road on the outskirts of Port Angeles.

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See a replica of Bella's red truck at the Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave. Find Twilight information there as well.


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outdoor adventure

National Forest The Olympic Peninsula features more than 2,132,300 acres of federal lands for visitors to enjoy. Of this area, more than 633,600 acres are managed by Olympic National Forest, which blankets the foothills of the Olympic Mountains and surrounds much of Olympic National Park. Most of the forest falls within Clallam and Jefferson counties, with parts also in Grays Harbor and Mason counties. Its diverse landscape includes temperate rain forest, radiating mountain ranges, large lowland lakes, cascading rivers and saltwater beaches and tidelands. Visitors should know which agency manages the site or lands they plan to visit because opportunities and regulations differ from one agency to another. Visitors can enjoy Olympic National Forest for one day or several, from the comfort of a cabin or from a tent. Cabin rentals, campgrounds, wilderness areas and picnic sites can all be found within the forest. Picnic sites in Olympic National Forest are located at developed recreation sites, including several campgrounds and a cabin. All campgrounds in Olympic National Forest are available only on a first-come, first-served basis. A recreation pass is needed for visiting Olympic National Forest. Recreation passes do not cover fees for winter sno-parks, cabin rentals or climbing and wilderness permits. They also do not cover developed campgrounds. A National Forest Recreation Day Pass costs $5 per day and is honored at all Forest Service entrances or day-use fee sites in Washington and Oregon. An annual Northwest Forest Pass is available for $30. For those who might visit a lot of the public lands, an annual Interagency Annual Pass is available for $80. Information about passes and permits can be found by visiting or phoning 1-800-270-7504. For more information about Olympic National Forest, visit ­– U.S. Forest Service

Set up camp at state parks

Take in the beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula through Washington State Parks. Reservations can be made online at or by phoning 888-CAMPOUT or 888-226-7688. For more information on fees, visit While many parks close around fall, some keep campsites open throughout the winter. Some popular state parks on the Peninsula include: Sequim Bay State Park is a yearround, 92-acre marine camping park with 4,909 feet of salt water coast. The park is open year-round for camping and day use. Some campsites are closed in winter. Bogachiel State Park is a thickly forested, 123-acre camping park on the banks of the Bogachiel River, south of Forks. The park is open year-round for camping and day use, though some campsites are closed in winter. All of the campsites are first-come, first-served.

Fort Worden State Park is a 434acre multiuse park in Port Townsend with more than two miles of saltwater shoreline and a wide variety of services and facilities. Dosewallips State Park is a 425-acre, year-round camping park with 5,500 feet of salt water shoreline on Hood Canal and 5,400 feet of fres water shoreline on either side of the Dosewallips River, near Brinnon. Many day-use state parks can be found in the Peninsula as well but often close during the winter. Visit for more information on state parks. NOTE: Effective July 2011, visitors to Washington State Parks are required to have a Discover Pass. The cost is $30 for an annual pass or $10 for a one-day pass. The pass is also required for recreation lands managed by the state Department of Natural Resources and Department of Fish & Wildlife. For information, including FAQs, exemptions and where to purchase, visit

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the west end

Abundant rain forests, miles of wild rivers and coastal beaches are just part of the West End, a region rich with scenery. From the coasts and the rain forests to Native American history and pioneer legend, it’s one-stop shopping for adventure.


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The lush forests in the Quinault, Queets, Hoh and Bogachiel valleys are some of the most spectacular examples of primeval temperate rain forest in the lower 48 states. The drive to get there is beautiful in its own right, but the going can be a bit slower than most Peninsula trips. The main route, U.S. Highway 101, twists and turns around Lake Crescent, and you may compete with recreational vehicles and log trucks, but the appreciation for natural beauty, pristine even outside of Olympic National Park boundaries, makes it worthwhile.

LaPush Located along the Pacific Ocean, LaPush is home of the Quileute tribe. Visitors can enjoy the natural beauty of the area while exploring nearby First Beach. Fishing charters are ready to help you bring home a catch.

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Forks Forks acts as the gateway to the Hoh Rain Forest, a temperate rain forest that is part of Olympic National Park. Near the south end of town, you’ll find the Forks Timber Museum and the Forks Loggers Memorial with its 12-foot-tall carved logger. The free museum has exhibits depicting the history of logging in the area. Among the displays are an oldtime steam donkey, threshing machine and bunkhouse. Just north of Forks, the state’s Sol Duc Salmon Hatchery, located off Pavel Road in Beaver, has interpretive displays, river access and picnic areas.

Ocean beaches Another glory of the West End is the accessibility of its beaches. One of the most reachable is Rialto Beach, about 15 miles west of Forks near LaPush. Located on the north side of the Quillayute River, visitors can drive to the beach and watch the surf. A 1.5-mile hike (three miles roundtrip) will take you to “Hole-in-theWall,” a unique tunnel carved in the cliff by ocean waves. Also close to LaPush are Second Beach and Third Beach. Both involve short hikes through forest but are worth the effort as you are rewarded with long stretches of beach. Ruby Beach, located about 35 miles south of Forks, is one of the most scenic beaches in the state that is accessible to the public. It offers rugged sea stacks, flat sand and a small stream that flows through it just at the base of the short trail from the parking lot. >>

The beaches at Kalaloch are easy walks from car to shore. Kalaloch beaches are numbered 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1. Hoh Rain Forest East of U.S. 101, this rain forest — which is the result of the West End getting 100-plus inches of rain each year — is one of the best examples of a temperate rain forest in the world. The wilderness is primeval, with ferns growing the size of boulders and huge, mossy trees blocking out the sun. The forest lies on the west side of Olympic National Park, less than an hour from Forks. It is reached by the Upper Hoh Road, off Highway 101. Even if you stay in your car, the green giants of the Hoh Rain Forest are visible. Throughout the winter season, rain falls frequently in the Hoh Rain Forest, contributing to the yearly total of 140 to 170 inches (or 12 to 14 feet) of precipitation each year. These trees can grow as tall as 300 feet with a circumference of 23 feet around. Just a hint: One of the biggest trees is right next to a small parking lot. Hall of Mosses This hike starts at the visitor center at the end of Hoh River Road. The trek is an easy, 0.8-mile loop that takes about 45 minutes round-trip. Near the center of the Hall of Mosses is the Spruce Nature Trail, a 1.2-mile loop through temperate rain forest to the Hoh River. It is about an hour round-trip. Quinault Travel south on Highway 101 and you’ll come across the green scenery at Queets. As the road begins to wind inland, take a drive to Lake Quinault. This glacier-carved lake is surrounded by the old-growth trees of the Quinault Rain Forest. Sometimes called the “Valley of the Rain Forest Giants,” this area is home to some of the state’s largest trees. A 30-mile drive loops around Lake Quinault and could reveal elk feeding on vine maple buds and other creatures and nature sights. A 0.2-mile trail near Lake Quinault Lodge will take you to the largest Sitka spruce tree in the world. The Maple Glade Trail is a flat, 0.5-mile loop through a mossy bigleaf maple grove that begins across the bridge from the ranger station. n

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Wonders await, but watch for tides

WILD COAST Kalaloch beaches, an area of Washington’s wild, wondrous coast — about 35 miles south of Forks along U.S. Highway 101 — has attractions for visitors in all four seasons. Ruby Beach is the northernmost tip of the seven main spots in the Kalaloch area. From there, marked trails 1 through 4 offer access to pristine, sandy beaches. Right in the area of the lodge and campground are several unnamed paths that also allow close contact with the sand and waves. In the absence of fog, sunsets spread a spectacular light over the sea, setting up the potential for a photographer’s paradise. Through spring, visitors also can enjoy the crash and bang of rough-water storms. But visitors should take note of the tides and be careful when walking the beach to avoid incoming logs that wash up in the tide. Some are very large and have been known to strike and kill people. Tidal updates are posted at each of the trailheads. Migrating shorebirds and sea mammals such as otters can be observed, especially with binoculars. At low tide, seek out the tidepools for a glimpse at all the marine life. According to Place Names of Washington, Kalaloch (pronounced KLAY-lock) is the Quinault tribe’s term for “good place to land.” >>

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The book describes the beach as the only safe landing spot for canoes between the Hoh and Queets rivers. Those who want to stay a night or two in the area have a couple of options. Olympic National Park provides a campground with flush toilets and water, although no utility hookups are available for recreational vehicles. Kalaloch Lodge also has rustic cabins and other accommodations at hand. Both locations are open all year; more information can be obtained by phoning the park at 360-565-3130 or the lodge at 360-962-2271. Watch for tides The Olympic Peninsula’s northern and Pacific coasts offer a wealth of beaches for recreational fun, but if you plan to explore them, keep an eye on the tides and surf. Rescues by the Coast Guard, Olympic National Park rangers or both are occasionally necessary for people who either failed or didn’t know to consult a tide table and weather report before heading out. Headlands extending out to the water’s edge can create alcoves and grottos that may be readily accessible by thin strips of beach exposed during low tides. Unfortunately, when the tide turns, the incoming waters can trap visitors who must frantically scramble to reach high ground. Tide books are available at many shops catering to tourist or saltwater fishermen. Peninsula Daily News publishes a tide table daily on its weather page for various areas around the North Olympic Peninsula. Visit and search for “tides.” The tide table also helps determine the best times to fish. Grab your shovel and bucket during extremely low or minus tide and go clamming on the exposed beaches or crabbing in the shallow waters. But beware of “killer logs,” as the locals call them. Particularly on the Pacific coast, the tall conifers that make the North Olympic Peninsula so beautiful can be a hazard when washed up by the surf as logs and driftwood on the beaches. As you clamber over these beached logs, it’s hard to believe you can’t always see them coming, but as a wave crests, it can obscure your view of what is riding behind it. Always keep an eye on the waves, whether you’re in the water or walking along the shore. And remember that the logs so easily tossed ashore are still loose. Many a beachcomber has fallen and incurred injury when logs shift on the beach. n

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Waterfalls offer quiet refuge For visitors needing a quiet refuge, the North Olympic Peninsula’s waterfalls are the perfect opportunity to get away from it all. One of the most popular is Marymere Falls, only 35 minutes from Port Angeles in Olympic National Park. This 1.8-mile round-trip trail leads day hikers through some of the park’s most pristine environment, weaving through old-growth forest. To reach the falls, take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles to the Storm King Ranger Station on Lake Crescent. The trailhead begins as a paved walkway that runs alongside of the ranger station, a re-creation of the original station built in the early 1900s. You’ll see a nice view of the north side of the lake before wandering inland toward the falls. For about the first three-quarters of a mile of the trail, wheelchairs may be used with assistance. The final trek to the falls is a steep uphill climb, with the choice of two lookouts, one about 50 feet above the

falls, the other at its base.

Other falls worth seeing:

Madison Creek Falls: Follow U.S. Highway 101 to Olympic Hot Springs Road near the Elwha River bridge, turn south and follow the road about three miles to the park entrance station. This is the park’s most accessible waterfall — only about 150 yards from the parking area over a fully paved, wheelchair-ready trail. Sol Duc Falls: Take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles for 30 miles, or 26 miles east from Forks. Turn southeast on the Sol Duc Hot Springs road and follow it 14 miles to the trailhead parking lot. Trail guide maps are available at the trailhead. There is a wide gravel trail and a railed viewing area at this falls.

Marymere Falls

Visit www.olympicpeninsulawaterfall, a site that identifies more than 20 cascades and includes photos, driving directions and information on best viewing times.  n

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Strong cultural traditions Native Americans are a big part of the North Olympic Peninsula’s history. Today, tribes maintain strong cultural identities and provide many services for tribal members while also supporting the surrounding communities. Jamestown S’Klallam East of Sequim in Blyn, the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe’s campus offers visitors entertainment, art, food and culture. The tribe operates several businesses, including the popular 7 Cedars Casino, which features live entertainment, restaurants, slot machines, gaming tables and more. For a glimpse into Native American art, visit the Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery, located at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center. It features a wealth of artwork, a majority of which comes from the North Olympic Peninsula and also Vancouver Island. The Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course, located on Woodcock Road, is known for its crab-shaped sand trap, found on the par-5 third hole of the 18-hole course. Lower Elwha Klallam The Lower Elwha Klallam tribe is immersed in many projects, including the Elwha River dam removal project, salmon restoration, salmon hatchery, and Heritage Center — to name a few. Teardown of the dams, which began in September, is the nation’s largest dam removal to date. The Lower Elwha Klallam tribe has lived on the river for more than 2,700

years. In fact, Port Angeles was once home to a huge village called Tse-whitzen, which was unearthed in 2003 at the west end of Port Angeles Harbor. The tribe’s new Heritage Center opened in 2010. The Elwha also operate the Elwha River Casino, located 15 miles west of Port Angeles. Quileute The Quileute gained recent fame due to the prominent role many Quileute characters have in the Twilight novels. While the fictional Quileute have legends of vampires and werewolves, no such stories exist in reality — though the tribe and many of the places mentioned in the books, including LaPush and First Beach, are quite real. Visitors can stay at the popular Quileute Oceanside Resort and take in the beauty of the coastal beaches, try some surfing, and watch for whales and other wildlife. Hoh The Hoh tribe is a small tribe in West Jefferson County, located along the Hoh River. The reservation’s present 640 acres are located on floodplain at the mouth of the Hoh River south of Forks.

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With acres of land the tribe acquired, plus the transfer of another 37 acres of Olympic National Park to the tribe, the reservation will expand to 1,102 acres and allow the Hoh to move members to higher ground and out of the river’s flood zone. Makah The Makah Nation is located on the northwestern tip of the Olympic Peninsula. It is the home of the Makah Cultural and Research Center, which houses, among other things, the Ozette collection, the largest archaeological collection of any U.S. tribe. From the reservation, you can reach Cape Flattery, the most northwesternmost point of the lower 48 states. Quinault The Quinault Nation consists of the Quinault and Queets tribes and descendants of five other coastal tribes: Quileute, Hoh, Chehalis, Chinook and Cowlitz. Their home is located in the rainsoaked lands on the southwestern portion of the Peninsula. The reservation is primarily in Grays Harbor County, with some parts in Jefferson County. Among the tribe’s enterprises is the Quinault Beach Resort and Casino.  n


victoria, british columbia


is just a ferry ride away

Take an international day trip to Victoria, where you will find a city with old British charm only a ferry ride away.

Taking the ferry across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Angeles may not exactly rank as an overseas journey, but travelers definitely are in another country when they set foot in Victoria. You can make the approximately 20-mile trip to Victoria for a one-day trek, a weekend getaway or a longer vacation, using the quaint city with the British atmosphere as the starting point for an extended tour of Vancouver Island. The MV Coho ferry from Port Angeles lands in downtown Victoria — a city with an estimated metropolitan population of more than 300,000 — after a scenic cruise across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and through Victoria Harbour. The Fairmont Empress Hotel dominates the waterfront as ferry passengers arrive at Victoria’s Inner Harbour from Port Angeles. Harbor tours give visitors a different perspective of the distinctly British city. Victoria is an excellent city for sightseeing by foot. Parliament Buildings, Royal British Columbia Museum, downtown shops, restaurants and Chinatown are all located within walking distance of the ferry landing. Public transportation can easily be found to reach other popular sites. First-time visitors might want to start at the Greater Victoria Visitor Information Center, on the waterfront across from the imposing Empress Hotel, just a short walk from the ferry terminal.

The center has maps, brochures, information on accommodations and lots of friendly advice. The Royal British Columbia Museum, located near the Parliament Buildings, has special exhibits and an unparalleled First Nations area. The National Geographic Theater at the museum presents an IMAX experience with a six-story-high screen showing several movies that provide worldwide adventures. Plenty of shops can be found along Government Street. The real ‘‘main street,’’ however, is Douglas Street, and everything from major department stores to out-of-the-way specialty shops can be found on side streets off Douglas between Courtney and Pembroke. Food-fanciers should note that some of the finest bakeries in the world are found on Fort Street between Douglas and Blanshard. Elsewhere, gourmet restaurants are dotted throughout the downtown area, featuring everything from escargot to fish and chips. And authentic British and Irish pubs are a great way to take a break from shopping and walking. Old-fashioned London double-decker buses leave on tours from in front of the Empress Hotel for such attractions as the world-famous Butchart Gardens. Or, if you’re looking for a more romantic kind of transport, there are horse-drawn carriages available. >> Fall 2011 | Winter 2012  v  NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE    93

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Catch the ferry The North Olympic Peninsula is the gateway to an international experience. The privately owned ferry MV Coho takes both passengers and vehicles between Port Angeles and Victoria on two round trips daily October through Jan. 2. Crossing time is 90 minutes. Departures from the Port Angeles ferry landing, 101 E. Railroad Ave., are daily at 8:20 a.m. and 2 p.m. Departures from Victoria are daily at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Passenger only fares are $16.50. Children 5 to 11 are $8.25 (younger than 5, free). Vehicle and driver costs $60.50; motorcycle and driver, $34. A bicycle is an additional $6.50. At time of publication, information on sailings and fares after Jan. 2 was not yet available. Departure times and fares are subject to change, so check schedule information beforehand by phoning 360-457-4491 or visiting (The passenger-only Victoria Express previously provided summer service between Port Angeles and Victoria. The company is no longer providing that service and has launched a series of ecological adventure tours under a new name, Expeditions Northwest.)

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Victoria offers several first-run movie theaters, a number of drama companies, a symphony orchestra, an opera company, dance companies, night spots featuring famous entertainers and concert tour appearances by major rock bands and jazz performers in a modern indoor arena.

almost 17,000 works of art. When it first opened in 1951, the gallery exhibited art in the historic Spencer Mansion. The mansion, built in 1889, is now adjacent to the museum’s seven modern galleries.

Market Square One of Victoria’s oldest landmarks, Market Square, is a block south of Chinatown, an easy 5- to 10-minute walk from Inner Harbour. Meticulously preserved to maintain its unique character, Market Square is the heart of Victoria’s Old Town. It has more than 35 independently owned and operated shops, eateries and a nightclub. Heritage brick buildings surround an open air courtyard that is great for lunching in the summer sun among colorful, hanging flower baskets. Chinatown Victoria’s Chinatown, founded in 1858, is the oldest and most intact such district in Canada. If you enter from Government Street, you’ll pass under the Gate of Harmonious Interest. The gate is made of Taiwanese ceramic tiles and elaborate, decorative panels. Explore the shops and stands as you wander through narrow alleys like the historic Fan Tan Alley, which is only five feet wide and three stories tall.




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Art Gallery of Greater Victoria A bit farther from downtown — so you may want to catch a ride — the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., is a public art museum with

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by pedicab for a relaxing tour filled with historical tidbits— to Craigdarroch Castle, 1050 Joan Crescent, a lavishly furnished 1890s mansion. The legendary Victorian mansion was built on a hill overlooking Victoria. It has 39 rooms, 87 steps to the tower, stained glass and woodwork. n

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Butchart Gardens

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passport requirements Most visitors to Port Angeles plan to make at least a day trip to Victoria as part of their North Olympic Peninsula travel plans. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who cross the international border must carry a valid passport or an accepted traveler program card to return to the United States via sea, including passengers aboard the ferries to the Port Angeles port of entry. This is due to the implementation of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, a homeland security measure that resulted from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It also affects travel to Mexico, Bermuda and Caribbean nations. Citizens of the United States and Canada will need to present one of the following: • Passports, passport cards or trusted traveler program cards — NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST. • Enhanced driver’s license. • Enhanced tribal cards (when available), U.S. military identification with military travel orders, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine ID document when traveling on official maritime business, Native American tribal photo identification cards, Form I-872 American Indian cards.

Oral declarations of citizenship alone are not accepted. Visitors to the North Olympic Peninsula who are not U.S. or Canadian citizens will be required to have a passport and possibly a visa to enter the United States. A permanent resident of the U.S. will be required to show his or her immigration “green card” at the ports of entry into Canada and the United States. Travelers must hold a machinereadable passport to be eligible. All U.S. and Canadian citizens 15 and younger only need proof of their citizenship with an original or photocopy of a birth certificate or citizenship card. Groups of U.S. and Canadian citizen children 18 and younger, when traveling with a school or religious group, social organization or sports team, will be able to enter under adult supervision with originals or copies of their birth certificates or other proof of citizenship. For more information, visit U.S. Customs and Border Protection at, and Canadian Border Services at In addition, government personnel at the ferry terminals in Port Angeles and Victoria can also answer questions. 

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What started as a sweet pea and a single rose in 1904 has blossomed into The Butchart Gardens, a 55-acre cascade of color that overwhelms the senses. Well more than 1,000 varieties of flowers can be enjoyed during a walk through the gardens, but allow yourself plenty of time — one visit can take several hours. The former cement factory and quarry site at Tod Inlet can be reached by taking the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, then traveling 12 miles north by bus or car. Transit and tour buses are found just east of the Victoria ferry landing. Butchart is really a series of gardens, each with a distinct flair. The gardens’ full-time, year-round gardeners are constantly planting different flowers, which are identified in a published flower guide noting different flowers by common names written in several languages. The gardens keep with the Victorian tradition of seasonally changing the outstanding floral displays. In autumn, fall colors take over the gardens. During winter, walk past the Twelve Days of Christmas displays and go skating on the 3,300-square-foot outdoor rink that is installed just for the holiday season. After dark, enjoy the colored lights that illuminate the plants. Many plants still grow in the temperate winter climate and eventually make way for the new spring blooms. The gardens are open year-round. Admission varies, so phone toll-free at 866-652-4422 or visit the website at for more information. 

PROVINCIAL capital Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia. Visitors can stop by the Parliament Buildings, where the B.C. provincial government assembles.

A visit to Victoria’s Parliament Buildings can be a rewarding experience for the average American. It is a chance to peer into a governmental system that is vastly different from those that are familiar to most American citizens. But the mysterious ways of provincial government are easily demystified by a tour of the legislative hub and a glimpse into the workings of lawmakers. Even when the British Columbia Legislature is not in session, the grandiose buildings themselves are a lesson in history and grand architecture. Located on Victoria’s Inner Harbour, the seat of British Columbia’s provincial government is among the first things a visitor sees when arriving at Victoria by ferry. At night, the imposing rotunda and granite buildings are illuminated by 3,300 bulbs outlining the exterior, much like Christmas all year long. The parliament grounds are dotted with statues depicting figures from regional history, overseen by a 7-foot tall, goldcovered rendition of 18th-century explorer Capt. George Vancouver atop the central dome. Fountains and gardens surround the building, providing a place of respite with a feeling of historical significance. Victoria has been the capital of British Columbia dating

back to colonial days, with the first government buildings erected in 1859. Construction on the current legislative buildings began in 1897, with additions built in several phases from 1911 to 1915. The buildings are a gallery of the finest materials, including tons of marble from as far away as Verona, Italy, that surround provincial leaders. Stained glass is everywhere, including the showcase Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee window in the reception room near the Legislative Chamber. Self-guided tours are available. Annually, about 900 school groups use a visit to parliament to learn about comparative governments. This includes hundreds of groups from Washington state. All tours are free of charge. Sessions of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly are open to the public. Parliament Buildings are a short walk from ferry terminals for visitors from Port Angeles. Dozens of hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfast establishments are within walking distance. Downtown shops, the Royal British Columbia Museum and the Fairmont Empress Hotel are also within sight. For more information on tour availability and times, phone 250-387-3046.  n Fall 2011 | Winter 2012  v  NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE    97

events October

Port Townsend and Jefferson County

Port Townsend Farmers Markets, Lawrence and Tyler streets every Saturday, through Dec. 10. Centrum Gala Dinner and Auction, Oct. 15. Welcome the Whales event, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Oct. 15. Hauntownsend, Port Townsend, last two weekends in October. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, Oct. 22. Facing Climate Change, lecture by Benjamin Drummond and Sara Joy Steele, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Oct. 22. Rummage Sale and Halloween Costume Extravanganza, Key City Public Theatre, Port Townsend, Oct. 22-23. Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival, Joseph F. Wheeler Theater, Fort Worden State Park, Oct. 23. Port Townsend Community Orchestra Fall Concert, Chimacum High School Auditorium, Oct. 29. Downtown Trick or Treat, Port Townsend, Oct. 31.


Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park.

farmers markets

Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Sequim Worship Center, Oct. 15 Pumpkin Party/Country Fair, Sequim Prairie Grange, Oct. 21. Dungeness River Audubon Center 10-Year Anniversary, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Oct. 21. Sequim City Band Concert, Sequim High School, Oct. 23. Business 2 Business Expo, Sunland Golf & Country Club, Oct. 25. Blue Whole Gallery Gala, Oct. 29. Trick or Treating Downtown Merchants, Oct. 31.

Port Angeles

Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Master Gardener Plant Clinic, Clallam County Courthouse, Mondays. Studium Generale, 12:35 p.m. Thursday programs, Peninsula College Little Theater. Magic of Cinema Series, Friday nights in the Maier Performance Hall. Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, City Pier area, Oct. 7-9. “Once More With Feeling,” Port Angeles Community Playhouse, through Oct. 16. Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Oct. 14. Forest Storytelling Festival, Peninsula College, Oct. 14-16. Harvest Dinner, Vern Burton Community Center, Oct. 22. A Silver Milestone, anniversary show, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Oct. 16-Nov. 27. Studium Generale, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal artist Jimmy Price, Peninsula College Little Theater, Oct. 20. Foothill Writers Series, Carolyne Wright, Peninsula College Little Theater, Oct. 25. Magic of Cinema Series, “Dooman River” (China), Maier Performance Hall, Oct. 21. Studium Generale, Teatro Milagro “Duende de Lorca,” Peninsula College Little Theater, Oct. 27. Magic of Cinema Series, “Soul of Sand” (India), Maier Performance Hall, Oct. 28. Deadwood Revival, Vern Burton Community Center, Oct. 29. Downtown Trick or Treat, Oct. 31

West End

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Harvest Dinner, Downtown Forks, Oct. 7.


Royal B.C. Museum: Behind the Scenes, year-long project and exhibits. Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, through Dec. 31. Artishow 2011, various Victoria hotels, through Dec. 31. James Bay Market, Saturdays, through Oct. 29. Moss Street Market, Saturdays, through Oct. 29.

“And Slowly Beauty —” by Michel Nadeau, Belfry Theatre, through Oct. 23. “Flying Dutchman,” Pacific Opera Victoria, Royal Theatre, Oct. 14 and 16. “Amadeus” Chemainus Theatre, 1-800-565-7738, through Oct. 22. In Nature’s Realm, Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre, Oct. 19. Sam Roberts Band, Royal Theatre, Oct. 22. The Rock-N-Roll Pianomen, McPherson Playhouse, Oct. 24. The Magical Music of Disney, Royal Theatre, Oct. 27-29. Roll Play Live, McPherson Playhouse, Oct. 28. Les Voix Baroques: Song of Songs, Alix Goolden Hall, Oct. 29 and 30. David Francey, Hermann’s Jazz Club, Oct. 30-31. Victoria Toy Show, Mary Winspear Centre, Oct. 30.

L.O.E. Christmas Bazaar, Nov. 12. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, Nov. 12. Harvest Bounty Fall Wine Tour, throughout area, Nov. 11-13. Pancake Breakfast, Sequim Prairie Grange, Nov. 13. McComb Gardens Wreath Making, Wednesdays through Saturdays Nov. 17 through Dec. 24, phone 360681-2827 for reservations. Holiday Show Sequim Open Aire Market, Carrie Blake Park, Nov. 19. Holiday Nature Mart, Dungeness River Audubon Center, Nov. 19. Santa’s Coming to Town, Bank of America Park, Nov. 26. Sequim City Band, Sequim City Center, Nov. 26. “You Can’t Take It With You,” Olympic Theatre Arts, Fridays through Sundays, Nov. 4-20.


Port Angeles

Port Townsend and Jefferson County

Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets every Saturday, through Dec. 10. Gallery Walk/Artists Receptions, Port Townsend, first Saturday. A Silver Milestone, anniversary show, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Oct. 16-Nov. 27. Stand-up Comedy Night, benefit for Key City Public Theatre, Key City Playhouse, Nov. 3. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk, Nov. 5. PT Shorts, “The Return of the Jews in Shorts: Sholem Aleichem,” Cotton Building, Water and Madison streets, Port Townsend, Nov. 5. JeffCo Holiday Fair, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Nov. 5-6. Port Townsend Woodworkers’ Show, Port Townsend, Nov. 5-6. Teen Lab, Key City Playhouse, Port Townsend, Nov. 5-6. WordPlay Reading Series, “Eleemosynary” by Lee Blessing, Key City Public Theatre, Port Townsend, Nov. 6-7. The Art of Book, Centrum, Port Townsend, Nov. 6-9. Cashore Marionettes, Bay Club, Port Ludlow, Nov. 10. Harvest Bounty Fall Wine Tour, throughout area, Nov. 11-13. Faye Driscoll dance concert, Key City Public Theatre, Port Townsend, Nov. 11. Arts and Crafts Benefit Bake Sale, Tri-Area Community Center, Nov. 13. Arts and Crafts Fair, Port Townsend Community Center, Nov. 25-26. Thanksgiving Weekend Cruise to Protection Island, PT Marine Science Center, Nov. 26. Quilcene Christmas Faire, Quilcene Community Center, Nov. 26. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, Nov. 26. Community Tree Lighting, downtown fountain, Nov. 26. Merchants’ Holiday Open House, Port Townsend, Nov. 26.

Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Studium Generale, 12:35 p.m. Thursday programs, Peninsula College Little Theater. Global Lens Series, “The Invisible Eye” (Argentina), Peninsula College, Nov. 4. Studium Generale, Dale Halliday talk on trip to Kingdom of Bhutan, Peninsula College Little Theater, Nov. 3. Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles High School auditorium, Nov. 5. Talking Rain Adult Basketball Tournament, Nov. 5-6. Taste of the Peninsula, Elks Lodge, Nov. 5. Christmas Cottage, Vern Burton center, Nov. 10-13. Global Lens Series, “The Tenants” (Brazil) Peninsula College, Nov. 11. Christmas Cottage, Vern Burton center, Nov. 11-13. Harvest Bounty Fall Wine Tour, throughout area, Nov. 11-13. Second Weekend Art Event, downtown. “Breaking Dawn Part 1,” Vampires and Werewolves gather for latest “Twilight” movie, Nov. 18.

santa comes to town

Sequim and Dungeness Valley

First Friday Reception and First Friday Art Walk, Nov. 5. Fungus Foray, Mushroom Walk, Audubon Center, Nov. 5. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. Holiday Bazaar, Agnew Helpful Neighbors Club, Nov. 12.

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Winterfest and Ski Swap, Vern Burton Community Center, Nov. 18-20. “Chaps: A Jingle Jangle Chirstmas,” Port Angeles Community Playhouse, Nov. 25-Dec. 11. Global Lens Series, “Street Days” (Georgia), Peninsula College, Nov. 4. “Breaking Dawn: Part 1,” events related to “Twilight” premier Nov. 18. Annual Reading for Hunger Relief, Port Angeles Public Library, Nov. 19. Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Foothills Writers Series, Peninsula College Little Theater, Nov. 22. Community Christmas Tree Lighting, Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain, Nov. 26. Festival of Trees, Vern Burton Community Center, Nov. 25-27.

West End

Forks Wine and Cheese, downtown Forks, Nov. 12


Royal BC Museum: Behind the Scenes, year long project and exhibits. Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, through Dec. 31. Artishow 2011, various Victoria hotels, through Dec. 31. Random Dance, Royal Theatre, Nov. 4 and 5. Mary’s Wedding, McPherson Playhouse, Nov. 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20. Jablonski Plays Tchaikovsky, Royal Theatre, Nov. 21. Glories of Venice, Alix Goolden Hall, Nov. 26. Margison, Mahler and Mozart, Royal Theatre, Nov. 26 and 27. Matthew Good, Lights of Endangered Species Tour, Royal Theatre, Oct. 29. “Countryside Christmas” Chemainus Theatre, 1-800565-7738, Nov. 11-Dec. 31.

shop ‘til you drop


Port Townsend and Jefferson County

Port Townsend Farmers Market, Lawrence and Tyler streets every Saturday, through Dec. 10. Gallery Walk/Artists Receptions, Port Townsend, First Saturday. Studium Generale, 12:35 p.m. Thursday programs, Peninsula College Little Theater. Christmas Open House, downtown stores, Dec. 3-5. 2nd Annual Holiday Tour of Victorian Homes, Port Townsend, $20 before Nov. 25,, Dec. 4. “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Key City Playhouse, Port Townsend, Dec. 1-4, 7-11, 14-18, 21-23. PT Shorts, Cotton Building, Water and Madison streets, first Saturday, Dec. 3. Community Treelighting, Santa Arrival and Parade, Union Wharf, Haller Fountain, Port Townsend, Dec. 3. Port Townsend Community Orchestra Holiday Concert, Chimacum High School auditorium, Dec. 3. Olympic Art Festival, Olympic Art Gallery, Quilcene, Dec. 10. First Night, nonalcoholic family New Year’s Eve celebration, in and around Historic Port Townsend City Hall, Dec. 31. New Year’s Eve Cruise to Protection Island, Dec. 31.

Sequim and Dungeness Valley

Handmade Christmas Fair, Sequim Prairie Grange, Dec. 3. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. Sequim City Band, Dec. 10. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Dec. 17. McComb Gardens Wreath Making, Wednesdays through Saturdays through Dec. 24, phone 360-681-2827 to sign up. First Friday Art Walk, Dec. 2. Sequim-Dungeness Christmas Bird Count, phone the River Center at 360-681-4076, Dec. 19. Annual Chamber & VIC Christmas Open House, 1192 E. Washington St., Dec. 20. Holiday Harmony Events Downtown, Dec. 27. Breakfast with Santa, Citizens for Sequim Schools, TBA.

Port Angeles

Port Angeles downtown stores hold a shopping event with holiday music, treats and prizes Dec. 17.

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Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Christmas Open House, downtown, Dec. 3-5. Studium Generale, Thursday 12:35 p.m. programs, Peninsula College Little Theater. Art is a Gift, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, gallery-wide holiday market, Dec. 3-Jan. 8. OMC Christmas Fair, Vern Burton Community Center, Dec. 3-4. “Chaps: A Jingle Jangle Christmas,” Port Angeles Community Playhouse, Nov. 25-Dec. 11. Second Weekend Art Event, downtown. Open mic, Foothills Writers Series, Peninsula College, Dec. 6. Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles High School auditorium, Dec. 10 Shop ’til You Drop, downtown store event with music and treats, Dec. 17. Reindeer Run, City Pier, Dec. 17.

West End

Cherish Our Children, LaPush, Dec. 2. Moonlight Madness, Forks downtown merchants, Dec. 3. Twinkle Light Parade, Forks, Dec. 3. Forks Festival of Trees, Dec. 2 and 3.


“Countryside Christmas” Chemainus Theatre, 1-800565-7738, Nov. 11-Dec. 31. Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas, lights and music, Dec. 1-Jan. 6. Royal B.C. Museum: Behind the Scenes, year-long project and exhibits. Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, through Dec. 31. Artishow 2011, various Victoria hotels, through Dec. 31. Festival of Trees, Empress Hotel, Nov. 22-Jan. 6. “Nutcracker,” Royal Theatre, Dec. 2-4. A Sentimental Christmas, Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre, Dec. 9-11. White Christmas, Victoria Operatic Society, McPherson Playhouse, Dec. 9-10 and 15-17. Baroque Christmas, Alex Goolden Hall, Dec. 17. Christmas with Ashley Macisaac, Royal Theatre, Dec. 17. “Cinderella,” Ballet Victoria, Royal Theatre, Dec. 27-30. January

Port Townsend and Jefferson County

Gallery Walk/Artists Receptions, Port Townsend, First Saturday. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk Winter Wanderlust Adventure Series, Joseph F. Wheeler Center, Fort Worden, Jan. 4. PT Shorts, readings of literary works, Cotton Building, Water and Madison streets, Port Townsend, first Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, Jan. 28. Strangebrew Festival, American Legion Hall, Port Townsend, Jan. 27-29.

Sequim and Dungeness Valley

First Friday Reception and First Friday Art Walk, Jan. 6. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, Jan. 14. Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Sequim Worship Center, Jan. 13

High School, Jan. 28.


Festival of Trees, Empress Hotel, Nov. 22-Jan. 6. Butchart Gardens Magic of Christmas, lights and music, Dec. 1-Jan. 6. A Viennese New Year’s, Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre, Jan. 1. “Enigma Variations,” Royal Theatre, Jan. 16. A Salute to the Rat Pack, Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre, Jan. 19-21. The Laughing Symphony, Concerts for Kids, Jan. 22. “On the Edge,” Belfry Theatre, Jan. 24-Feb. 26. “Legends and Fairy Tales,” Royal Theatre, Jan. 25. Musica Angelica, Emma Kirkby and Daniel Taylor, Alix Goolden Hall, Jan. 27. Crow Plays Mendelssohn, Royal Theatre, Jan. 27-28. February

Port Townsend and Jefferson County

Gallery Walk/Artists Receptions, Port Townsend, first Saturday. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk PT Shorts, readings of literary works, Cotton Building, Water and Madison streets, Port Townsend, first Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Red Wine and Chocolate, wineries throughout area, Feb. 11-12, Feb. 18-20. PT Chamber Music Festival, Joseph F. Wheeler Theater, Feb. 19. Playwrights’ Festival, Key City Public Theatre, Port Townsend, Feb. 10-26. Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby, Port Townsend Boat Haven, Gardiner Boat Ramp and other areas, Feb. 18-20. Port Townsend Community Orchestra Winter Concert, Chimacum High School auditorium, Feb. 25. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, Feb. 25. Annual Shipwrights’ Regatta, Port Townsend, Feb. 25.

art is a gift

Port Angeles

Art is a Gift, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, gallery-wide holiday market, Dec. 3-Jan. 8. Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Studium Generale, 12:35 p.m. Thursday programs, Peninsula College Little Theater. Second Weekend Art Event, downtown. Elvis Extravaganza, Vern Burton center, Jan. 7. Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jan. 13. Erik Sangren show, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Jan. 15-March 11. Young Artist Competition, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jan. 28 Snowgrass 2012, local bands, bluegrass, Port Angeles

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Sequim and Dungeness Valley

First Friday Art Walk, Feb. 3. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. Red Wine and Chocolate, wineries throughout area, Feb. 11-12, Feb. 18-20. “Spitfire Grill” (musical), Olympic Theatre Arts, Fridays through Sundays, Feb. 3-19. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, Feb. 11. Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby, John Wayne Marina and other areas, Feb. 18-20.

Port Angeles

Farmers market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Studium Generale, 12:35 p.m. Thursday programs, Peninsula College Little Theater. Erik Sangren show, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Jan. 15-March 11. Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles High School auditorium, Feb. 4. Second Weekend Art Event, downtown. Red Wine and Chocolate, wineries throughout area, Feb. 11-12, Feb. 18-20. Olympic Peninsula Salmon Derby, Ediz Hook, Freshwater Bay and other areas, Feb. 18-20. Annual Doll and Bear Show, Vern Burton Community Center, Feb. 4. “Murder on the Nile” Agatha Christie, Port Angeles Community Playhouse, Feb. 17-March 4. KONP Home Show, Port Angeles High School, Feb. 25-26.


“On the Edge,” Belfry Theatre, Jan. 24-Feb. 26. Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Royal Theatre, Feb. 3 and 4. Victoria Film Festival, multiple venues, Feb. 3-12. “Carmen,” Royal Theatre, Feb. 16, 18, 22, 24, 26. March

Port Townsend and Jefferson County

Gallery Walk/Artists Receptions, Port Townsend, first Saturday. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk PT Shorts, readings of literary works, Cotton Building, Water and Madison streets, Port Townsend, first Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Arts Exploration (grades 7-9), Centrum, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, March 4-9. Tides of March Benefit Auction, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, March 10. Victorian Heritage Days, Port Townsend, March 23-25. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, March 24.

Sequim and Dungeness Valley

First Friday Reception and First Friday Art Walk, March 2. Irrigation Festival Royalty Pageant, Sequim High School Auditorium, March 3. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, March 10. Soroptimist Gala Garden Show, Boys & Girls Club, March 17-18. Elegant Flea Antique & Collectibles Sale, March, TBA. 102    NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE  v Fall 2011 | Winter 2012

Olympic Bird Fest, Dungeness River Audubon Center, 360-681-4076, March 30-31, April 1. Building, Remodeling & Energy Expo, Sequim High School, March 31-April 1.

Port Angeles

Farmers market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. “Murder on the Nile,” Agatha Christie, Port Angeles Community Playhouse, Feb. 17-March 4. Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles High School auditorium, March 10. Second Weekend Art Event, downtown. Studium Generale, 12:35 p.m. Thursday programs, Peninsula College Little Theater. NRA Fundraiser Dinner, Vern Burton Center, March 3. Erik Sangren show, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Jan. 15-March 11. Kiwanis Kids Fest, Vern Burton Center, March 10. Olympic Christian School Auction, Vern Burton center, March 16-17. Port Angeles Symphony Applause Auction and Dinner, March 17. Strait Art 2012, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, March 18-May 13. Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show, Vern Burton center, March 24-25. Easter Bunny comes to downtown, TBA


The VS & the Barra MacNeils, Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre, March 1-3. VocaMe: Hymns of Kassia, Alix Goolden Hall, March 3. Strike Force, Victoria Symphony Concerts for Kids, March 4. Lines Ballet, Royal Theatre, March 9 and 10. Kuerti, Kuerti and Beethoven, Royal Theatre, March 12. The Romantic Tenor, Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre, March 14. The Four Seasons, Ballet Victoria, McPherson Playhouse, March 16-18. Janina Plays Ravel, Victoria Symphony, March 24 and 25. Broadway Spectacular, Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre, March 30 and 31. Jeffrey Thompson, La Reveuse: Airs de Cour, Alix Goolden Hall, March 31. April

Port Townsend and Jefferson County

Gallery Walk/Artists Receptions, Port Townsend, First Saturday. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk PT Shorts, readings of literary works, Cotton Building, Water and Madison streets, Port Townsend, first Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Choro Intensive and Creative Nonfiction Weekend, Centrum, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, April 11-14. Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival, Centrum, Fort Worden, Joseph F. Wheeler, April 22. Water World, Centrum, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, April 22-27. Port Townsend Community Orchestra Spring Concert, Chimacum High School Auditorium, April 28.

Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, April 28. Port Townsend Farmers Market reopens, Lawrence and Tyler streets, April 21. JeffCo EXPO, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, April 28-29.

Sequim and Dungeness Valley

Building, Remodeling & Energy Expo, Sequim High School, March 31-April 1. Olympic BirdFest, Dungeness River Audubon Center, 360-681-4076, March 30-31, April 1. First Friday Reception and First Friday Art Walk, April 6. Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, April 14. “Paragon Springs,” Olympic Theatre Arts, Fridays through Sundays, April 27-May 13.

Port Angeles

Farmers Market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Studium Generale, 12:35 p.m. Thursday programs, Peninsula College Little Theater. Second Weekend Art Event, downtown. Strait Art 2012, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, March 18-May 13. Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles High School auditorium, April 14. “Is He Dead” by Mark Twain adapted by David Ives, Port Angeles Community Playhouse, April 27-May 13. Kids Fishing Derby, Lincoln Park, April 14.

West End

RainFest, multiple venues, April 20-22. Fabric of the Forrest Quilt Show, April 20-22.


Broadway Spectacular, Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre, April 1. Maria Stuarda, Royal Theatre, April 12, 18, 20, 22. “Apollo Ensemble: The Italian Baroque in Germany, Alix Goolden Hall, April 14. Italian Baroque in Germany, Alix Goolden Hall, April 14. “God of Carnage,” Belfry Theatre, April 17-May 20. “Svengali,” Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Royal Theatre, April 26-28. “The Music of Harry Potter,” Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre, April 29. Schubert Unfinished Symphony, Victoria Symphony, Royal Theatre, April 29 and 30.

Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park. “Paragon Springs,” Olympic Theatre Arts, Fridays through Sundays, April 27-May 13. Irrigation Festival, May 4-13. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, May 12. Irrigation Festival Grand Parade, May 12. Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Sequim Worship Center, May 12. Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale, TBA.

Port Angeles

Farmers market, The Gateway, 125 E. Front St., Saturday mornings. Studium Generale, 12:35 p.m. Thursday programs, Peninsula College Little Theater. Strait Art 2012, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, March 18-May 13. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Dinner, Vern Burton center, May 5. “Is He Dead” by Mark Twain adapted by David Ives, Port Angeles Community Playhouse, through May 13. North Olympic Mustang Annual Show, May 5-6. Second Weekend Art Event, downtown. Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, May 11 Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, multiple venues, May 25-28.

West End

Annual Olympic Coast Beach Cleanup, TBA


“God of Carnage,” Belfry Theatre, April 17-May 20. Beethoven’s Ninth, Royal Theatre, May 5 and 6. “Brigadoon,” McPherson Playhouse, May 4-6, 11-13. Victoria Day, fireworks and other events, May 21. For More Information These listings represent those events scheduled by Sept. 15. More events are being planned monthly. For a complete, up-to-date look at North Olympic Peninsula activities, check “Things to Do” on the Peninsula Daily News’ website,

“Things to Do” calendar


Port Townsend and Jefferson County

Gallery Walk/Artists Receptions, Port Townsend, First Saturday. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk PT Shorts, readings of literary works, Cotton Building, Water and Madison streets, Port Townsend, first Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Rhody Festival, Port Townsend, May 6-12. Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, May 26

Sequim and Dungeness Valley First Friday Art Walk, May 4.

For Port Townsend and Jefferson County, visit www. In addition, you can gather more information on cities by contacting these chambers of commerce or visitor centers: n Clallam Bay/Sekiu — 360-963-2339, n Forks — 800-443-6757, n Neah Bay — n Port Angeles — 360-452-2363, n Port Ludlow, Port Townsend — 888-365-6978, www. n Quilcene-Brinnon — 360-765-4999, n Sequim — 800-737-8462, Fall 2011 | Winter 2012  v  NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE    103

directory Art & Antiques

Port Townsend/Jefferson County

Ancestral Spirits Gallery 701 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360385-0078; Fine Native art by indigenous artists and crafts-people of North America and Siberia. “An exquisite art gallery” National Geographic Traveler. See our ad on Page 14. Artisans on Taylor 911 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360379-1029 Specializing in art, glass, silver jewelry, water color paintings, hats, wood bowls and other wonderful things. See our ad on Page 14. Earthenworks Gallery 702 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360385-0328 Voted one of the Top 100 Retailers of American Craft. Unique interior and exterior sculpture and art, fountains, glass works and art for the home. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See our ad on Page 14. Forest Gems Gallery 807 Washington St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-379-1713; A haven for people who love wood. Highly figured Northwest woods by Northwest artists. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See our ad on Page 14. Frame Works 118 Taylor St., Port Townsend 98368; 360385-3809 Open Tuesday to Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A fun and efficient framing studio. Also featuring a gallery of local artists! See our ad on Page 14. Gallery 9 1012 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360379-8881; Cooperative art gallery of 32 local artists and artisans. Oil, pastel, watercolor photography, jewelry and much more. Thursday through Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday noon to 4 p.m. See our ad on Page 14. Northwind Arts Center 2409 Jefferson St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-379-1086; A nonprofit center connecting the arts and community. We feature juried and invitational exhibits, workshops, lectures, a venue for writers and a yearly studio tour and arts festival. Open Thursday through Monday noon to 5 p.m. See our ad on Page 14. Pacific Traditions Gallery 637 Water St., Waterstreet Hotel, Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-4770; Local and nationally recognized Native artists of distinction. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See our ad on Page 14. Port Townsend Gallery 715 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360379-8110; A fine arts gallery showcasing quality art, sculpture, jewelry, photography and crafts by regional artists. Come in and enjoy our waterside location and artful garden. See our ad on Page 14. The Let Go Gallery Water and Tyler streets, Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-4322; A place where all who enter can let go of their expectations and simply enjoy the beauty that surrounds them. With rotating exhibitions that feature photography, sculpture, textile, painting and more! Find us upstairs on the Mezzanine Level inside the Victorial Square building, at the corner of Water and Tyler streets. Thursday Saturday, 11 a.m to 5 p.m. ; Sunday noon to 5 p.m. See our ad on Page 14. Wynwoods Gallery and Bead Studio 940 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360385-6131; Fine contemporary handcrafted jewelry, beads and treasures. Beads and yarn, very large selection. See our ad on Page 14.


Northwest Native Expressions 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim 98382; 360-681-4640; www. Northwest Native Expressions Art Gallery offers traditional and contemporary art forms created by Northwest artisans. See our ad on Page 29.

Port Angeles

Landings Art Gallery 115 E. Railroad Ave., Landing mall; Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-2604 Co-op gallery showcasing award winning local artists working in several mediums. Gift shop with jewelry, cards and art prints. See our ad on Page 48. Assisted Living


Dungeness Courte Alzheimer’s Community 651 Garry Oak Drive, Sequim 98382; 360-582-9309 A friendly, home-like setting for its residents and their families. Day care and respite care provided. See our ad on Page 31.

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Sherwood Assisted Living 550 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim 98382; 360-683-3348; Assisted living with a difference. Also providing short stay respite and a specialneeds unit for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Call our assisted living facility for a private tour. See our ad on Page 25. Attractions, Tours, Events

Port Townsend/Jefferson County

Centrum — A Center for Arts and Creative Education Fort Worden State Park, P.O. Box 1158, Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-3102; Presenting workshops and festivals for more than 30 years; chamber music, fiddle tunes, jazz, blues, writing and dance, plus Seattle men’s and women’s chorus. Chimacum Corner Farmstand 9122 Rhody Dr., Chimacum 98325; More than 20 nearby farms gather to sell local produce and goods. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. See our ad on Page 13. Marine Science Center 532 Battery Way, Fort Worden, Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-5582; www. Admission for nonmembers from Nov. 5 through March 27 reduced admission $3 adults, $2 youth, under 5 free. Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Closed in January. April 1, all exhibits open, $5 adults, $3 youth, under 5 free. NW Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation 431 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-3628

Sequim/Dungeness Valley

Museum and Arts Center 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim 98382; 360-6838110;, info@ Local history; mastodon exhibit; veteran’s exhibit. Olympic Game Farm 1423 Ward Road, Sequim 98382; 360-683-4295 Elks, lions, tigers, bears, gift shop, petting farm, driving tours. See our ad on Page 89. Olympic Theatre Arts 414 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim 98382; 360-683-7326 Live theater at its finest. See our ad on Page 33.

Port Angeles

Feiro Marine Life Center Port Angeles City Pier at Railroad and Lincoln streets; 360-417-6254 Come see what’s in the sea! Guided tours, special programs, pre-arranged tours. Open Saturday and Sunday. Laurel Lanes Eighth and Laurel Streets, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-5858 Family fun snack bar available. Celebrating over 50 years. See our ad on Page 52. Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center Olympic National Park; Port Angeles 98363 Just 17 miles south of Port Angeles, this must-see national park destination offers spectacular views of glacier-clad peaks and endless outdoor activities to be enjoyed. Gift shop and snack bar. Sky equipment rental. Three surface lifts/800 vertical feet of skiing. Please call the National Park Service for current road conditions: 360565-3131. Heritage Tours 360-452-2363, ext. 0 Daily guided walking tours of downtown Port Angeles and the historic downtown. History comes to life as you tour underground store fronts, survey murals and even drop in at a large brothel. See our ad on Page 52. Museum at the Carnegie 207 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-2662 Clallam County history exhibits and Native American artifacts on display at the renovated Carnegie Library. Port Angeles Fine Arts Center 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-3532;; Wednesday through Sunday. Nov.-Feb. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March-Oct. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Webster’s Woods open all daylight hours. Free admission The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center continues the legacy of its founder, Esther barrows Webster, providing residents and visitors to the North Olympic Peninsula with rich cultural experiences. Thoughtprovoking exhibitions with a Northwest flavor feature master and emerging artists and are imaginatively displayed in the historic, semi-circular hilltop Webster House, set against an awesome vista of marine and mountain views. Webster’s Woods is a five-acre “museum without walls” featuring over 100 sculpture and site works seamlessly integrated into nature, to be discovered along rustic trails in a unique sylvan setting that is a microcosm of nearby Olympic National Park. PAFAC’s Art Paths program receives more than 4,000 student visitations annually and has served as a staple of local arts education for more than 15 years. Concerts, lectures, readings and other live programs enhance the visual fare. No wonder critics, visitors and local residents have acclaimed PAFAC a “gem of the Olympic Peninsula.” See our ad on Page 48.


Butchart Gardens 800 Benvenuto Ave., Victoria B.C.; 350-652-5256 55 acre multi-themed garden. Craigdarroch Castle 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, B.C. V8S365; 250-597-5323 1890s lavishly furnished Victorian mansion, 39 rooms, 87 stairs to tower. BC Museum and IMAX 675 Belleville St., Victoria, B.C. V8W9W2; 250-356-7226 Major museum with permanent and traveling exhibits. And, IMAX giant screen 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with feature films in evenings. Auto, RV

Campgrounds and Parks

Port Townsend/Jefferson County

Jefferson County Fairgrounds P.O. Box 242, 4907 Landes St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-1013; fax 360385-0865 Full hook-ups water/power/septic 82 camp sites. Bathrooms, showers, septic dump. See our ad on Page 77.


Smitty’s Island Retreat RV Park 9142 Flagler Road (Highway 116), Nordland 98358; 360-385-2165 See our ad on Page 77.

Sequim/Dungeness Valley

Port Angeles

Mobuilt RV 2372 E. Highway 101, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-4101; RV structural and appliance repair for over 25 years and the largest retail RV inventory on the Olympic Peninsula. No one has the inventory that we do — parts, accessories, hitches, electrical, plumbing and more. Awning and other special products available for order. Friendly, long term employees and we are individually owned and operated. Repair shop open: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Retail store hours — open at 9 a.m. See our ad on Page 76. Olympic Tire and Auto Repair Inc. 731 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360452-9711 American Car Care Centers. Servicing domestic and foreign cars and trucks, brakes, tune-ups. A/C service, electrical, clutches, cooling systems, trans flush, timing belts, oil change, lube and much more. See our ad on Page 57. Rudy’s Automotive and Auto Electric 202 N. Francis St. (Front and Francis streets), Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-0700 Complete automotive repair and electric service since 1974. See our ad on Page 57. Banks/Savings & Loan

Port Angeles

First Federal (Administration and Drive-up) 105 W. Eighth St., Port Angeles 98362, 360-4570461, 800-800-1577; also, (Downtown Branch) 141 W. First St., Port Angeles 98362, 360-452-6620; (Eastside Branch) 1603 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362, 360417-3150; (Sixth Street Branch) 227 E. Sixth St., Port Angeles 989362, 360-4570461. See our ad on Page 2. Brew pubs

Port Angeles

Watch us brew our award winning house beers. Home of Ed’s killer chili! See our ad on Page 50.

Peak’s Brew Pub 130 W. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-2802; Best selection of micro and domestic beer.

County Dungeness Recreation Area Kitchen-Dick Road; 360-683-5847 By Dungeness Wildlife Refuge at Dungeness; 66 secluded campsites, RV and tent sites, group area by reservation; beach access, picnic area, playground, RV dump station, restroom with showers See our ad on Page 76. Private GILGAL “Oasis” RV Park 400 Brown Road (behind Econo Lodge and across from QFC shopping center), Sequim 98382; 360-452-1324 or 888-445-4251 Sequim’s newest RV park; 28 sites, 19 pull throughs; amenities. See our ad on Page 77. Rainbow’s End RV Park 261831 Highway 101, Sequim 98382; 877683-3863; One-quarter mile west of Dungeness River, off U.S. Highway 101. Prettiest park on the Peninsula! Full hookups with cable TV. Also large, fenced doggie play yard. See our ad on Page 77.

Port Angeles

County Salt Creek Recreation Areas Port Angeles, Clallam County, 360-417-2291 Offers camping, playgrounds, hiking, picnicking, bird watching and more See our ad on Page 76. Private Crescent Beach & RV Park 2860 Crescent Beach Road, Port Angeles 98363-8703; 360-928-3344 RVs and tents; daily, weekly, monthly rates; laundry, hot showers, fire pits, picnic tables; sandy beach, surfing, beachcombing, kayaking. Fee for beach use. Reservations accepted. See our ad on Page 76. Elwha Dam RV Park 47 Lower Dam Road, Port Angeles 98363; 360-452-7054; Ten minutes to Victoria ferry, 10 minutes to downtown. Quiet wooded setting. Walk to Elwha Dam and river. See our ad on Page 76.

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Peabody Creek RV Second and Lincoln streets; 127 S. Lincoln St., downtown, Port Angeles 98362; 360457-7092 and 800-392-2361 Laundry, showers, pets allowed on a leash, quiet peaceful area in city, walking distance to ferry and shops. Tours of Victoria available. See our ads on Page 76. Salt Creek RV Park 53802 Highway 112 W., Port Angeles 98363; 360-928-2488 Laundry, open 24 hours; restrooms; hot showers; pet walk areas; security patrol; dump station; picnic tables; pay phone and store nearby; quiet off-highway parking; daily, weekly, monthly rates; pets welcome (on leash); quiet hours (10 p.m. to 8 a.m.); fires only in grates; fireworks and firearms prohibited. See our ads on Page 76. Shadow Mountain Campground & RV Park 232951 Highway 101, Port Angeles; 360928-3043 or 877-928-3043 Full hookups; tent spaces, laundry, store/ deli; fuel; 15 miles west of Port Angeles on U.S. Highway 101 across from Lake Sutherland. See our ad on Page 76.

North/West Coast

Hobuck Beach Resort Neah Bay; 360-645-2339, Coastal lodging where the Pacific meets the peninsula. Cabins and camping. See our ad on Page 115.

Forks/West End

Homemade sandwiches and espresso drinks. Large assortment of breakfast and lunch items. See our ad on Page 36.

a week. Family friendly restaurant. See our ad on Page 28.

The Caffinated Clothier 133 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360452-5040 Serving coffee and tea also vintage and modern consignments. Open late! See our ad on Page 36.

Cornerhouse Restaurant 101 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-9692 Classic home cooking at affordable prices. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails. Open 6 a.m. daily. See our ad on Page 54.

The Daily Grind 1919-A E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-1744 Open 4:30 a.m., Mon.-Fri., and 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Also look for our second location in Sequim. See our ad on Page 36. Community Organizations

Port Angeles

Port Angeles Downtown Association 208 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-9614 Representing over 200 businesses in downtown Port Angeles, we present community events, art tours and business education opportunities throughout the year. See our ad on Page 49. Port Angeles Senior Center 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-7004 We’re here, we’re active, we’re exciting! Come check us out. See our ad on Page 53. Dining

Port Townsend/Jefferson County

Chambers of Commerce

Elevated Ice Cream 627 and 631 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-1156 Homemade ice cream; the North Olympic Peninsula’s most delightful candy shop. See our ad on Page 13.


Sequim/Dungeness Valley

Forks/West End

Dockside Grill 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road, Sequim 98382; 360-683-7570 Northwest Waterfront dining at John Wayne Marina. See our ad on Page 29.

Riverview RV Park & Storage 33 Mora Road, Forks, 360-374-3398 Riverside camping, guided river fishing trips. See our ad on Page 77.

Sequim Chamber of Commerce 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 800-737-8462 See our ad on Page 38. Forks Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center 1411 S. Forks Ave./P.O. Box 1249, Forks 98331; 360-374-2531, 800-443-6757, email See our ad on Page 88. Coffee

Port Angeles

Bella Rosa Coffee House 403 S. Lincoln Suite 1, Port Angeles 98362; 360-417-5402; First place “Best espresso for Clallam County for 2008.” Come and see why! See our ad on Page 36. Blackbird Coffee Eighth and Peabody streets, Port Angeles; 360-452-3999

Alder Wood Bistro 139 W. Alder, Sequim 98382; 360-683-4321 Featuring the only wood fired oven on the Peninsula. Serving a seasonal menu. See our ad on Page 28.

Domino’s Pizza 755 W. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-582-1600 The best pizza at the best prices. Open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. See our ad on Page 50. El Cazador 531 W. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360683-4788; Serving lunch and dinner. Open seven days

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Port Angeles and Joyce

Domino’s Pizza 1210 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-4222 The best pizza at the best prices. Open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. See our ad on Page 50. P&K Deli-Mart 1315 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-3332 Open 7 days a week, serving Chester’s great tasting chicken made fresh all day, every day. See our ad on Page 57. Puerto de Angeles 940 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-417-2963 Authentic Mexican cuisine. Serving beer, wine and mixed drinks. See our ad on Page 50. Fiesta Jalisco 636 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-3928 Authentic Mexican cuisine. Voted the Best in Clallam County for years! Daily dining specials. See our ad on Page 50. Kokopelli Grill 203 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360457-6040; The very best in Southwest gourmet cuisine. All freshly made on site, sauces, dressings, rubs to accent the best cuts of steak and local seafood. See our ad on Page 51. Lynn’s Caboose 242751 U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles 98363; 360-417-1861 Lynn’s Caboose has the best take out on the Peninsula. Located at the Highway 101 West and the state Highway 112 turn off with thick shakes, mouth watering burgers and the best golden fries. See our ad on Page 50. Port Angeles CrabHouse Restaurant 221 N. Lincoln, Port Angeles 98362; 360457-0424; Stunning waterfront views, newly remodeled lounge, great seafood and wine selections. See our ad on Page 55. Salt Creek Restaurant & Lounge 53821 Highway 112, Joyce 98343; 360-928-9942 Salt Creek Restaurant & Lounge offers

cozy home cooked make-you-feel-good foods ranging from shrimp salads, nachos, 100 percent pure angus beef steaks, burgers, pastas and more. Owned and operated by locals born and raised in Joyce. They offer a banquet room and on-site catering. Close to RV Parks, camping, beaches and much more. See our ad on Page 75.

in the cafe. See our ad on Page 75.

a five-course breakfast. See our ad on Page 62.

Forks Coffee Shop 241 S. Forks Ave., Forks; 360-374-6769 Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Full service restaurant. Seven days a week. Ask the locals. This is the place to eat! See our ad on Page 86.

Shirley’s Cafe and Museum 612 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 98362; 360457-1656 Home cooking, breakfast and lunch served all day. Open daily 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Experience the 1,000 pieces of memorabilia on our walls and see our electric train travel 150’ around the room. See our ad on Page 51.

Quileute Rivers Edge Restaurant Seasonal: 360-374-0777 Presents breath-taking sea views and fresh-off-the-boat seafood.

Downtown Hotel 101½Ω E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-565-1125 Seventeen view rooms one block from Victoria ferries, in the center of downtown Port Angeles. See our ad on Page 54.

Taco Time 1105 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-8954 We serve the finest, freshest food possible. Dine in or drive through available. See our ad on Page 50.

North/West Coast

Linda’s Wood Fired Kitchen 1110 Bayview Ave., Neah Bay 98357; 360-640-2192 Open for lunch and dinner, offering the best wood fired pizza and bakery items west of the Elwha, with most of their ingredients made in-house or locally sourced and seasonal. Linda also often has homemade confections, jams, jellies and other goodies for sale including fresh smoked salmon by Linda herself, wraps, soups and more. See our ad on Page 80. Take Home Fish Co. 881 Woodland Ave., Neah Bay 98357; 360-640-0262 The Take Home Fish Co. presents a salmon barbecue shack that produces food more worthy of the journey to get there: delicious fat king salmon, smoked in a hot drum over wet alder with a special blend of herbs. Fish can be bought hot from the smoker or vacuum packed. See our ad on Page ?? Warm House Restaurant 1471 Bayview Ave., Neah Bay 98357; 360-645-2077 Beautifully located on the bay with views of the marina. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Featuring homemade clam chowder, homemade halibut fish and chips, made to perfection, steak, seafood, and more. See our a on Page 81.

Forks/West End

Hungry Bear Cafe, Motel and RV Park Milepost 206, P.O. Box 236, Beaver 98305; 360-327-3225 The Hungry Bear is centrally located to many recreational possibilities including lakes, Pacific Ocean beaches, the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park and many inviting communities. Enjoy a peaceful night’s rest in a motel room, or in your R.V. parked in the grassy R.V. park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available

Sherry Grimes Designs P.O. Box 2066, Sequim 98382; 360-683-2012 Custom home design. See our ad on Page 24. Lodging

Port Townsend/Jefferson County

Morgan Hill Getaways 606 Roosevelt St., Port Townsend 98368; 800-490-9070; Romance and adventure. See our ad on Page 17.

Sequim/Dungeness Valley

Brigadoon Vacation Rentals 62 Balmoral Court, Sequim 98382; 360683-2255, 800-397-2256; Lovely homes and cabins from Joyce to Gardiner. See our ad on Page 33. Clark’s Chambers Bed & Breakfast 322 Clark Road, Sequim 98382; 360-6834431; email A pioneer family farmhouse with great mountain and water views. The oldest family owned farm in Washington state. See our ad on Page 37. Groveland Cottage 4861 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim 98382; 360-683-3565 Bed and breakfast and vacation rental properties. See our ad on Page 37. Red Caboose B&B P.O. Box 3803, Sequim 98382; 360-6837204 or 360-683-7350 Retreat to your own private luxury caboose. Gourmet breakfast served in our 1934 Zephyr dining car. See our ad on Page 107.

Port Angeles

Colette’s Bed & Breakfast 339 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-9197 or 800-457-9777 Luxury accommodations, 10-acre waterfront estate. See our ad on Page 62. Domaine Madeleine 146 Wildflower Lane, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-4174 or 888-811-8376 Panoramic views, private entrance, Jacuzzi style tubs, fireplace, sun deck, beautiful Asian-influenced grounds, TV/VCR/CD and

Eagle’s Flight B&B &Barn 1053 S. Bagley Creek Road, Port Angeles 98362; 360-417-6797 Mary and Scott Buck innkeepers. See our ad on Page 62. La Place Sur La Mer 2026 Place Road, Port Angeles 98363; 360-565-8029 Three unique vacation suites with all amenities. Private pampering at reasonable rates. See our ad on Page 62. Red Lion Hotel 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-9215; Business center, conference rooms, meeting space, pool, CrabHouse restaurant and lounge. See our ad on Page 55. Royal Victorian Motel 521 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 866452-8401 or 360-452-8400 Continental breakfast served, free wifi and two different rooms to choose from, all nonsmoking! See our ad on Page 57. Sportsmen Motel 2909 Highway 101 E., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-6196; 16 rooms with kitchens, cable TV, smoking and non-smoking. Brand new coin operated laundry room available for all guests. Eight minutes to downtown Port Angeles. Ample parking, close to restaurants, shops, grocery store. See our ad on Page 53.

North/West Coast

The Apacolypto Motel 1110 Bayview Ave., Neah Bay 98357; 360-640-4568 A little oasis on the West Coast tip of Washington state, this small hotel only has two rooms that sleep up to six people with a joint sitting room, Japanese and Native American style furniture, decor and balconies that face the bay. One of the rooms features a Japanese soaking tub, a real treat. See our ad on Page 80. Big Salmon Fishing Resort 1251 Bay View Ave., Neah Bay, 98357; 360645-2374 or 866-787-1900 Services: Big Salmon Fishing Resort is a “One Stop Fishing Shop.” We are open April through September of each year. We offer boat moorage, launching, charter boats, including halibut, salmon and bottom fishing. See our ad on Page 80.

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Butler’s Motel 910 Woodland Ave., Neah Bay 98357; 360-640-2769 Presenting cozy rooms with a sportsman decor nestled in a serine location in Neah Bay on the Makah Indian reservation. Surrounded by natural habitat in a great bird watching location and walking distance from the beach lined bay. See our ad on Page 81.

416 Lake Crescent Road, Port Angeles 98363; 888-603-0967; Historic Lake Crescent Lodge is an ideal base camp for enjoying the Park while experiencing the charm of a turn-of-thecentury resort. A variety of guest rooms are available at the lodge, including the historic lakeside Roosevelt cottages. See our ad on Page 72.

Quileute Oceanside Resort 330 Ocean Drive; P.O. Box 67, LaPush 98350; 360-374-5267 or 800-487-1267 Slow your pace, renew your energies, come away! Take a step back from the rush of everyday life and absorb the peaceful hospitality of the Quileute tribe and the naturally beautiful surroundings of the Pacific Coast. 58 units ranging from condo style suites to camping cabins; RV sites; grocery; beach-side Lonesome Creek RV Park with restrooms, showers, laundry; beaches, rocky cliffs, rivers. See our ad on Page 116.

Kalaloch Lodge; 888-603-0967 Experience the wild coastal beauty of Kalaloch Lodge, perched high on a bluff, just steps away from pristine stretches of the sandy Pacific beach. Situated between two rainforests, Kalaloch offers charming rustic accommodations available with cozy fireplaces and spectacular views. See our ad on Page 72.

Winter Summer Inn B&B 16651 Highway 112, Clallam Bay 98326; 360-963-2264. Clallam Bay bed and breakfast, See our ad on Page 79.

Forks/West End and south

Dew Drop Inn P.O. Box 1996, 100 Fern Hill Road, Forks 98331; 888-433-9376 22 rooms; complimentary breakfast; direct TV; phone; air-conditioning; microwaves and refrigerators; in-room coffee makers; restaurants nearby. See our ad on Page 86. Ocean Shores Inn and Suites 648 Ocean Shores Blvd. N.W., Ocean Shores 98569; 360-940-7455 Ocean Shores Inn & Suites has your budget in mind, as well as lodging and comfort, with rooms ranging from single room studios to one, two and three bedroom suites containing sofa beds. Most rooms have attractive electric fireplaces. All suites have full kitchens. We have an outdoor pool, cable TV, free wifi and free continental breakfast. See our ad on Page 90. Olympic Suites Inn 800 Olympic Drive, Forks, 98331; 800-2623433; Spacious one- and two-bedroom suites/ rooms in quiet off-highway location. Suites at motel rates. See our ad Page 87. Pacific Inn Motel 352 S. Forks Ave., P.O. Box 1997, Forks 98331; 360-374-9400 or, for reservations, 800-235-7344 Microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms, wireless Internet, close to rain forest, beach walking and many other interests. Suite available. Come on home to Forks! See our ad on Page 88.

Olympic National Park

Lake Crescent Lodge

Lake Quinault Lodge; 888-603-0967 Lake Quinault Lodge is a grand and rustic lodge where you can unwind in front of our majestic fireplace, curl up with a good book by the lake, paddle and fish in the afternoon sun or venture deep into the temperate rainforest. First find the perfect room, with a lakeside view or perhaps in the boat house. Some amenities include, pool, sauna and game rooms. See our ad on Page 72. Sol Duc Hot Springs; 888-603-0967 Spending the night in a rustic, charming Sol Duc cabin is an ideal way to experience Sol Duc’s serenity and the supremely relaxing hot springs. you’ll have convenient access to our hot mineral spring pools,massage therapists, cafe restaurant, gift shop and convenience store. See our ad on Page 72.


Royal Scot Suite Hotel 425 Quebec St., Victoria; 250-388-5463 or 800-663-7515 Suites and deluxe rooms, restaurant, free parking and courtesy downtown shuttle. See our ad on Page 95. Marina

Forks/West End

Quileute Marina LaPush 98350; 360-374-5392; 800-487-1267 Moorage, charters, fuel and marine services. See our ad on Page 116. Medical Services Harrison Medical Center 1800 NW Myhre Road, Silverdale, WA 98383; 360-744-8800; 24 hours, seven days a week Mother/baby care, pediatrics, women’s services, outpatient surgery, rehabilitation and 24/7 emergency care are the cornerstones of Harrison Silverdale, which opened on the corner of Myhre Road and Ridgetop Boulevard in 2000. Advanced imaging services including an open MRI combined with an array of

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physicians offices complement patient care at this award-winning facility. See our ad on Page 18.

Jefferson County and vicinity Brady Chiropractic 119 Village Way, Port Ludlow 98365; 360437-8008 Personalized, effective and gentle natural health care. See our ad on Page 16. Generations Dental 642 Harrison St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-379-1591 Expert dentistry for every stage of life. Visitors and new patients welcome. See our ad on Page 16. Quimper Family Medicine 2120 Lawrence St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-3826 Care for people of all ages in the context of their health, history, family and community. See our ad on Page 16.


Cornerstone Prosthetics and Orthotics 566 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim 98382; 360-797-1001 See our ad on Page 26. Museums

Port Townsend/Jefferson County

Fort Worden 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend; 360-344-4400. The site of a 19th century military fort, this 433-acre park features restored officers’ quarters and barracks, museum, marine science center, hiking and biking trails. Fort Flagler North end of Marrowstone Island; 360-385-1259 A museum and guided heritage tours highlight the park’s military history. Also walk the beach and the miles of hiking and biking trails in this 784-acre park. Jefferson County Historical Museum 540 Water St., Port Townsend; 360-385-1003 Located in Port Townsend’s historic City Hall (1892). Jefferson County artifacts, archives, oral histories and photographs. Hours daily March through December 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quilcene Historical Museum Columbia and Center Valley Road, Quilcene 98376; 360-765-4848 Artifacts, photos and documents of the people, events and activities of the Quilcene area. Logging, farming, clubs, businesses, school, Native American are usual exhibits. Open mid April, Friday through Monday.


Museum and Arts Center 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim 98382; 360-6838110;;

email Local history; mastodon exhibit; veteran’s exhibit. Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

settings, giving visitors the experience of another time and place.

Little dogs; big fun! Homelike care. See our ad on Page 66.

Nurseries and Farms

Dungeness Schoolhouse 2781 Towne Road, Sequim 98382; 360-683-4270 Classes, programs and seminars are held in this restored Washington State Historical Site. Tour information at 360683-4270.

Far Reaches Farm 1818 Hastings St., Port Townsend 98363; 360-385-5114 Rare plants, display gardens. See our ad on page 89.

Pacific NW Veterinary Hospital 289 W. Bell St., Sequim 98382, 360-681-3368 Companion animal practice. See our ad on Page 66.

Port Angeles

Museum at the Carnegie 207 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 98362; 360452-2662 Local Clallam County history exhibits and Native American artifacts on display at the renovated Carnegie Library. Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Joyce Depot Museum 50999 Highway 112, Joyce Housed in the Milwaukee Line’s last remaining log depot. Displays, railroad memorabilia, area photos and artifacts.

North/West Coast

Makah Cultural and Research Center 1880 Bayview Ave., Neah Bay 98357; 360645-2711; Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Five hundredyear-old artifacts from coastal archeological dig, Ozette houses, cedar canoes, replicas of whaling, sealing and fishing canoes, a fullsized longhouse and dioramas. Gift shop. See our ad on Page 79.

Forks and West End

Forks Timber Museum At the end of town adjacent to the Visitor Center; 360-374-9663 This museum highlights the area’s logging and homesteading history. Closes end of October, reopens May. Group tours during the winter by appointment.


Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria V8S 3L5; 250592-5323 An 1890s mansion with exquisite stained glass windows and period antiques. Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria V9C 2W8 Visit a working lighthouse, Canada’s oldest west coast lighthouse and stroll the ramparts of three batteries built over a century ago. Maritime Museum of British Columbia 28 Bastion Square, Victoria B.C. V8@IH9; 250-385-4222 Public programs, events and exhibits. Royal BC Museum 675 Belleville St., Victoria V8W 9W2; 260356-7226 The Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia and temporary exhibits from other countries and cultures. Authentic artifacts and specimens are displayed in highly realistic

Port Townsend/Jefferson County

Sequim/Dungeness Valley

Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm 274154 Highway 101, Sequim 98382; 360683-6453 Herb and lavender farm, come and experience the “essence of the valley.” See our ad on Page 89.

Port Angeles

B&B Sharpening 333 A E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360452-9355 Service and repair. See our ad on Page 89. Lazy J Tree Farm and Nurture Dirt Compost 225 Gehrke Road, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-5950 Christmas trees; apples; potatoes; garlic; cider; Asian pears; compost. See our ad on Page 89. Outdoor activities, supplies

Port Angeles

Port of Port Angeles 338 W. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-8527; Marinas, airports, boat ramps and marine terminals. See our ad on Page 65. Sound Bike and Kayaks 120 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98262; 360-457-1240 Bikes and kayaks of all makes and models. Guided tour service and rentals also available. See our ad on Page 56. Pet supplies/Services


Country Paws Pet Resort and Grooming 42 Dory Road, Sequim 98382; 360-582-9686 Grooming and boarding. Pick-up and delivery service. Twenty years experience. See our ad on Page 66. Cozy Care Pet Boarding Sequim 98382; 360-681-0113 Dog and cat boarding with a professional touch. By appointment only. See our ad on Page 66. Goin’ to the Dogs 53 Valley Center Place, Sequim 98382; 360-681-5055 Dog grooming and training. Indoor and outdoor training facility. See our ad on Page 66. Iddy Biddy Siddy 131 Stone Road, Sequim 98382; 360-417-3762

Port Angeles

Angeles Clinic for Animals 160 Del Guzzi Drive, Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-7686. Complete veterinarian services. See our ad on Page 67. Blue Mountain Animal Clinic 2972 Old Olympic Highway, Port Angeles, 360-457-3842 Lifetime care for your pets. See our ad on Page 3. The Cat’s Pajamas: A B&B for Cats 318 Howe Road, off N. Barr, Agnew area, Port Angeles 98363; 360-565-1077 We provide an environment devoted to and exclusively for cats and kittens. See our ad on Page 67. New Leash on Life 183 Alderwood Creek Drive, Port Angeles 98362; 360-670-5860 Dog training, boarding and day care. See our ad on Page 67. Olympic Peninsula Humane Society 2105 W. Highway 101, Port Angeles, 360457-8206 Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See our ad on Page 67. Patricia’s Pet Shop 501 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 98362; 360457-6919 All your pet needs under one woof! See our ad on Page 67. Paw Prince 239 Robinson Road, Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-9555 Dog and cat grooming, specializing in large breed dog grooming. Also, dog boarding. See our ad on Page 67. W.A.G. (Welfare for Animals Guild) Highway 101, Port Angeles 98362; 360-4606258; We have animals that need a home. See our ad on page 66. Westside Grooming and Pet Sitting 464 Gagnon Road, Port Angeles 98363 (Near PA airport) 360-457-6997 Pet grooming and pet sitting. Ask about doggy day care. See our ad on Page 67. Real Estate, escrow and construction

Sequim/Dungeness Valley

John L. Scott/Rita Adragna, Broker 1190 E. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-460-3692 Real Estate Broker. See our ad on Page 42.

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John L. Scott/Dave Spencer 1190 E. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-670-6671 Committed to helping you realize your real estate dreams. See our ad on Page 42. ReMax Fifth Avenue 560 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim; 360-683-1500 Outstanding agents, outstanding results. See our ad on Page 30. Windermere Sequim East/ Linda Ulin SRES 842 East Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-271-0891 Real Estate Agent, SRES See our ad on Page 42. Windermere Property Management 137 Fairway Dr., Sequim 98382; 360-683-6880 Property manager. See our ad on Page 23.

Port Angeles

Coldwell Banker — Uptown Realty/ Jean Irvine 1115 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-417-2797 Realtor. See our ad on Page 42. Jace/Jim Newton Realtor 1234 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-417-8599 Realtor. See our ad on Page 42. Jace/Patti Morris Realtor 1234 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360417-8599/360-461-9008 See our ad on Page 42. John L. Scott Real Estate Port Angeles/Don Edgmon 1134 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-8593 Ext. 310; See our ad on Page 42.

360-681-3100; Luxury retirement living. Beautiful, bright, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, full-service, restaurant-style dining, weekly housekeeping, linen service, limo transportation, daily activities, day spa, bistro and beauty salon. See our ad on Page 25. Rock Collecting

Port Angeles

Whiskey Creek Beach About three miles west of Joyce off state Highway 112; 360-928-3489 Fees for car and driver, each additional person; phone for day-use times; open year round, phone for details on rock hunting See our ad on Page 63. Service Clubs

Port Angeles

Newcomers Club 360-457-7081 Meet new people and find out about the area. Meets first Tuesday of the month. See our ad on Page 55. Shipping services

Port Angeles

The UPS Store 136 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles 98362; 360452-6602; Locally owned franchise providing full document services, notary, fax, private mailboxes. Freight service for large items as well as packaging and shipping. See our ad on Page 49. Shopping, general

Port Townsend/Jefferson County

The Big Pig Thrift Store 811 Nesses Corner Road, Port Hadlock 98339; 360-379-4179 Absolutely the best thrift store in the Northwest! See our ad on Page 39.

Retirement Homes

Hadlock Building Supply 901 Nesses Corner Road, Port Hadlock; 360-385-1771 Under the sink, against the wall and over the edge when it comes to home improvement? You’ve come to the right place. They have the know-how to answer your questions, assist with projects and find ways to make your home maintenance and improvement ventures a whole lot easier. Whether you tackle projects weekly, monthly or yearly, True Value is your one stop destination for all your hardware needs. True Value. Start right. Start here. See our ad on Page 12.

The Fifth Avenue Retirement Community 500 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim 98382; 360-683-3345 Full amenities retirement complex, assisted living, massage, bistros, hair salon. See our ad on Page 25.

Hardy’s Market 10200 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim 98382; 360-582-0240 Old fashioned market, natural foods, deli, a living room atmosphere for eating, wifi and visiting. See our ad on Page 28.

The Lodge at Sherwood Village 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim 98382;

Mount Townsend Creamery 338 Sherman St., Port Townsend 98368;

John L. Scott/Tanya Kerr 1134 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360670-6776; See our ad on Page 42. Properties By Landmark 330 E. First St., Suite 1, Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-1326; Complete real estate rentals and property management specialists. See our ad on Page 53.

Sequim/Dungeness Valley

110    NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE  v Fall 2011 | Winter 2012 The North Olympic Peninsula’s firs artisan creamery. We use the best local milk from the region. See our ad on Page 13. Pan d’Amore Artisan Bakery 617 Tyler St. Port Townsend 98368; 360385-1199; Locations also in Sequim and Bainbridge. We love good bread, hard work and our community. See our ad on Page 13.

Sequim/Dungeness Valley A Dropped Stitch 170 W. Bell St., Sequim 98382; 360-683-1410 Everything for knitters, crocheters, weavers and spinners. Knitting machines and looms as well. See our ad on Page ?? Artisans Creative Consignment 609 W. Washington #11, Sequim 98382; 360-681-7655 Consignment shop featuring designer clothing, antiques and more. As eclectic as you can get! See our ad on Page 28. R&T Crystals 158 E. Bell St., Sequim 98382; 360-681-5087 Beautiful items made of semiprecious gemstones. Beads, jewelry findings, jewelry, large tumbled stone selection, crystals and much more. See our ad on Page 29. The Red Rooster Grocery 134½ W. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-681-2004 Local items include seasonal produce, grass fed natural beef, cheese, milk, eggs, organic seeds, roasted coffee, honey, bread, chocolate, wine, beer, soap, cooking items, homemade soup to go! See our ad on Page 27. Sequim Consignment 820 W. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-683-5333 Home decor, furniture, antiques, consignment and resale store. See our ad on Page 28. Tesa Boutique and Solar City Tanning 135 W. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-681-7299 Stylish apparel for women sizes 2 to 18. See our ad on Page 29.

Port Angeles

Alley Cat Boutique 123 W. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-417-8097 A dazzling mix of elegant and funky fashions, beautiful accessories, jewelry and designer jeans. See our ad on Page 56. Captain T’s 114 and 116 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-6549,

The biggest little gift shop with engraved, screen printed, embroidered and customized gift items, Port Angeles and Peninsula themed gifts. See our ad on Page 46.

(diesel and premium). See our ad on Page 79.

Greyhound, Amtrack. See our ad on Page 115.

Spa, Fitness and Beauty Services

North/West Coast

Charming Consignments 629 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-9863 Designer women’s and teen’s clothing and accessories. Brand name clothing. Sizes 0 to plus. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See our ad on Page 39.


Joyce General Store 50883 Highway 112 W., Joyce 98343; 360928-3568 Vintage general store, serving the community since 1911 — gas, groceries, tackle, bait and other items. Unique gifts, souvenirs and Indian arts and crafts. See our ad on Page 64. Lower Elwha Gallery and Gift 401 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-417-8546 The Lower Elwha Gallery and Gift offers authentic Native American artwork and gifts to cultural tourists, including apparel, silver jewelry, cedar bark hats and necklaces, kitchen ware, dream catchers, bead work along with a barista located inside this beautiful building. See our ad on Page 56. Rissa’s Barely Consignment 316 W. First St. #2, Port Angeles 98362; 360-797-1109 Cute and trendy for women and men of all sizes. Jewelry, clothing, shoes and accessories. See our ad on Page 56. Sunrise Meats 1325 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 1-800-953-3211 Smoked salmon, sausage, pepperoni and beef jerky. Try and beat our prices! Mailed anywhere in the U.S. See our ad on Page 46. What’s In Store 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-1427; inside The Landing mall Souvenirs of Washington and Canada. Fashion jewelry, apparel, gifts, postcards, Twilight merchandise, accessories. Next to the B.C. ferries. See our ad on Page 56.

Peaceful Kneads 22 Mill Road, Sequim 98382; 360-461-9404 Relaxation massage, deep tissue, hot stone therapy, prenatal and orthopedic assessment and treatment. See our ad on Page 26. Transportation

Port Townsend/Jefferson County

Ferries: Call 800-843-3779 for complete Washington state ferry information. State ferries depart from Port Townsend for Keystone on Whidbey Island daily; schedules available at ferry dock in downtown Port Townsend and at many shops. Jefferson County International Airport 320 Airport Cut-Off Road, Port Townsend Six miles southwest of Port Townsend, 3000 foot runway, 12,500-pound aircraft capacity. Jefferson Transit Call 360-385-4777 or 800-773-7788 for complete schedule information Serves all of East Jefferson County and provides connections with Clallam Transit, Kitsap Transit, and Island Transit (Whidbey). Routes to Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow, Discovery Bay, Brinnon, Quilcene and Chimacum.


Sequim Valley Airport 3 miles west of Sequim. 3500-foot paved lighted runway. Privately owned, open for public use. Tie Downs and Avgas available. Website www.

Port Angeles

Black Ball Transport Inc./MV Coho 101 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles; 360-457-4491; Year-round car and passenger walk on ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles with daily sailings. Offering full travel packages and tours with bookings for hotels, attractions, car rentals and more. See our ad on Page 47.

Makah Mini Mart 931 Bayview Drive, Neah Bay 98357; 360-645-2802 Open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Groceries, cigarettes and 24 hour fuel (diesel, gas, oils and marine). See our ad on Page 80.

Kenmore Air Express William R. Fairchild International Airport, 1404 West Airport Road, Port Angeles 98363; 360-452-6371 or 866-435-9524; Several round-trip flights daily between Port Angeles and Seattle, 35-minute flight time, amazing views! Also serving Orcas, San Juan and Whidbey Island daily. See our ad on Page 44.

Ray’s Grocery 7621 W. Highway 112, Sekiu 98381; 360-963-2261 Beer, wine, groceries, fishing tackle, bait, hardware, produce, fuel and propane

Olympic Bus Lines 111 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 800-457-4492 Regular, daily passenger service Seattle, SeaTac, Kinsgston, Edmonds, hospitals,

North/West Coast

Sekiu Airport Off Highway 112 on Airport Road, Sekiu. 24-hour air strip; 2,000-foot runway with lights, hangars and tiedowns available, restrooms and phone.

Forks/West End

Forks Municipal Airport On South Forks Avenue across from the Forks Visitor Center Lighted 2400-foot asphalt runway and apron parking area. Quillayute Airport 10 miles west of Forks, between Forks and LaPush. Former Navy base, one active runway.


Black Ball Transport Inc./MV Coho 101 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-4491 Vehicle and passenger ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles. See our ad on Page 47. Victoria Clipper 800-888-2535; or 250-382-8100 in Victoria; or 206-448-5000 in Seattle. Victoria International Airport Located 18 kilometers north of Victoria. Modern, airport with up-to-date passenger services and recently renovated terminal. Shuttle service to Victoria. Wineries Olympic Peninsula Wineries 1-800-785-5495; Toasting the Olympic Coastal lifestyle for more than 30 years. See our ad on Page 69.

Other areas

Hoodsport Winery 23501 N. Highway 101, Hoodsport 98548; 360-877-9894, 800-580-9894 Located on Highway 101 just south of the town of Hoodsport. Olympic Peninsula Winery. Open daily. See our ad on Page 69.

Port Angeles

Bella Italia 118 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-5442; Voted “‘Best on the Peninsula” for 2007. Featuring Northwest and Italian wines. Wine tasting Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.; catering available. A must-see “Twilight” destination. See our ad on Page 69.

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Parting shot

sunlight and shadows of the railings of Port angeles City Pier create the appearance of bands of light and dark anchovies as the school swims just beneath the surface. Photo by Keith thorpe.


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Advertiser Directory We have provided this list of our advertisers so that you can easily look up information about their businesses. Please patronize and thank them for making this information available to you.

ARAMARK MARKETING ........................................................ 72 ANTIQUE DIRECTORY ........................................................... 39 Charming Consignments The Big Pig Thrift Store

BLACK BALL FERRY LINE ..................................................... 47 BLUE MTN ANIMAL .................................................................. 3 BRIGADOON RENTALS ......................................................... 33 CAPTAIN T’S ........................................................................... 46 CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS ............................................ 34 - 35 COFFEE DIRECTORY ............................................................ 36 Bella Rosa The Blackbird Coffeehouse The Caffeinated Clothier The Daily Grind

CORNERHOUSE RESTAURANT ............................................ 54 DEW DROP INN....................................................................... 86 DINE JOYCE/BEAVER ............................................................ 75 Salt Creek Restaurant & Lounge The Hungry Bear Café, Motel & RV Park

DOWNTOWN HOTEL, THE...................................................... 54 DUNGENESS COURTE........................................................... 31 FIFTH AVENUE, THE ............................................................... 25 FIRST FEDERAL........................................................................ 2 FORKS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ...................................... 88 FORKS COFFEE SHOP .......................................................... 86 HADLOCK BUILDING .............................................................. 12 HARRISON MEDICAL.............................................................. 18 HERITAGE TOURS .................................................................. 52 JEFFERSON COUNTY B&B PAGE ........................................ 17 Morgan Hill Getaways

JEFFERSON COUNTY HEALTH CARE DIRECTORY .......... 16 Brady Chiropractic Generations Dental Quimper Family Medicine

JEFFERSON COUNTY SHOP & DINE PAGE ........................ 13 Chimacum Corner Farmstand Elevated Ice Cream & Candy Shop Mt. Townsend Creamery Pane d’ Amore

Big Salmon Fishing Resort Butler’s Motel Linda’s Wood Fired Kitchen Makah Mini Mart Take Home Fish Co. The Apacolypto Motel The Warm House Restaurant

NORTH COAST BED & BREAKFAST DIRECTORY .............. 79 Winter Summer Inn B&B

NURSERY & FARM DIRECTORY........................................... 89 B & B Sharpening Service & Repair Far Reaches Farm Lazy J Tree Farm Olympic Game Farm Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm

OCEAN SHORES INN ............................................................. 90 OLYMPIC BUS LINES ............................................................ 115 OLYMPIC SUITES .................................................................... 87 OLYMPIC THEATRE ARTS ...................................................... 33 PACIFIC INN ............................................................................. 88 PET DIRECTORIES ........................................................ 66 – 67 Angeles Clinic for Animals Country Paws Resort & Grooming Cozy Care Pet Boarding Goin’ To The Dogs Iddy Biddy Siddy New Leash on Life Olympic Peninsula Humane Society Pacific Northwest Veterinary Hospital Patricia’s Pet Shop Paw Prince The Cat’s Pajamas Welfare For Animals Guild Westside Grooming & Pet Sitting

PORT ANGELELS CHURCH DIRECTORY ...................... 60 - 61 PORT ANGELES ARTS DIRECTORY..................................... 48 Landings Art Gallery Port Angeles Fine Arts Center 1A701348

JOYCE GENERAL STORE ...................................................... 64 KENMORE AIR EXPRESS ...................................................... 44 LAUREL LANES, INC. .............................................................. 52

LODGE AT SHERWOOD VILLAGE, THE ................................ 25 MAKAH CULTURAL MUSEUM ................................................ 79 MAKAH TRIBAL COUNCIL .................................................... 115 NEAH BAY DINE & SHOP ............................................... 80 – 81

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Advertiser Directory We have provided this list of our advertisers so that you can easily look up information about their businesses. Please patronize and thank them for making this information available to you.


. ollette’s.Bed.&.Breakfast C .Domaine.Madeleine .Eagle’s.Flight.B&B.&.Barn .La.Place.Sur.La.Mer

PORT ANGELES BUSINESS DIRECTORY............................. 55 .


PORT ANGELES DINING DIRECTORY........................... 50.–.51 . . . . . . . .

. omino’s D .Fiesta.Jalisco .Kokopelli.Grill .Lynn’s.Caboose .Peaks.Brew.Pub .Shirley’s.Café.Memorabilia.Museum .Taco.Time

PORT.ANGELES.DOWNTOWN.ASSOCIATION...................... 49 PORT.ANGELES.SENIOR.CENTER........................................ 53 PORT ANGELES SHOP& SERVICE DIRECTORY......... 56.–.57 . . . . . . . . .

A. lley.Cat.Boutique .Lower.Elwha.Gallery.&.Gifts .Olympic.Tire.&.Auto.Repair,.Inc .P.&.K.Deli.Mart .Rissa’s.Barely.Consignment .Rudy’s.Automotive.&.Auto.Electric .Sound.Bikes.&.Kayaks .The.Royal.Victorian .What’s.In.Store

PORT.OF.PORT.ANGELES...................................................... 65 PORT.TOWENSEND.ART.GALLERIES.................................... 14 PORT.TOWNSEND.CHURCH.PAGES................................ 20.-21 PROPERTIES.BY.LANDMARK................................................. 53 QUILEUTE.TRIBAL.RESORT................................................. 116 REALTORS.DIRECTORY.......................................................... 42 RED.LION/CRABHOUSE.RESTAURANT................................. 55 RED.ROOSTER.GROCERY..................................................... 27 REMAX/LIZ.PARKS................................................................... 30 ROYAL.SCOT.SUITE.HOTEL.................................................... 95 RV & CAMPGROUND DIRECTORY................................. 76.–.77 . rescent.Beach.&.RV.Park C .Dungeness.&.Salt.Creek.Recreation.Areas .Elwha.Dam.RV.Park .Gilgal.Oasis.RV.Park

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J. efferson.County.Fairgrounds .Mobuilt.RV .Peabody.Creek.RV.Park .Rainbow’s.End.RV.Park .Riverview.RV.Park.&.Storage .Salt.Creek.RV.&.Golf .Shadow.Mountain.Campground.&.RV.Park .Smitty’s.Island.Retreat.RV.Park

SEIKU DIRECTORY.................................................................. 79 .


SEQUIM BED & BREAKFAST DIRECTORY.......................... 37 . . .

. lark’s.Chamber.B&B C .Groveland.Cottage .Red.Caboose.Getaway

SEQUIM.CHAMBER.OF.COMMERCE..................................... 38 SEQUIM.CHURCH.DIRECTORY....................................... 40.-.41 SEQUIM HEALTH CARE......................................................... 26 . .

. ornerstone.Prosthetics.&.Orthotics C .Peaceful.Kneads.Massage

SEQUIM SHOP & DINE................................................... 28.–.29 . . . . . . . . . . .

A. .Dropped.Stitch .Alderwood.Bistro .Artisans.Creative.Consignment .Dockside.Grill.&.Pelican.Room .El.Cazador.Mexican.Grill.&.Cantina .Hardy’s.Market.Deli.&.Espresso .Northwest.Native.Expression .Purple.Haze.Downtown.&.Lavender.Farm .R&T.Crystals .Solar.City.Tesa’s.Boutique.&.Tanning.Retreat .The.Sequim.Consignment.Co.

SHERRY.GRIMES.DESIGNS................................................... 24 SHERWOOD.ASSITED.LIVING................................................ 25 SPORTSMEN.MOTEL............................................................... 53 SUNRISE.MEATS...................................................................... 46 UPS.STORE,.THE..................................................................... 49 WEST.END.CHURCH.DIRECTORY......................................... 91 WHISKEY.CREEK.BEACH....................................................... 63 WINDERMERE.REALTY........................................................... 23 WINE DIRECTORY................................................................... 69 . . .

B. ella.Italia .Hoodsport.Winery .Olympic.Peninsula.Wineries


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The beauty of Neah Bay speaks for itself.

New or newly remodeled cabins on the beach • Camping & RV (360) 645.2339 •


Coastal lodging where the Pacific meets the Peninsula

Serving: Port Angeles • Sequim • Port Townsend • Discovery Bay • Kingston • Edmonds • Greyhound • Amtrak • Downtown Seattle • Sea Tac Airport • Seattle Hospitals

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Free WiFi Port Angeles/Sequim (360) 417-0700 Free Water Outside the area toll free (800) 457-4492 Free Cookies


A unique experience awaits at

Quileute Oceanside Resort on the Pacific Coast

Ancient Spirit calms your senses. Quileute hospitality warms your heart.

THE RESORT. Quileute Oceanside Resort offers a range of accommodations, from camper cabins and comfy family units to luxurious ocean-view suites. 800-487-1267

THE CONVENIENCE STORE. Quileute Lonesome Creek Store boasts all the essentials - plus a deli, espresso booth, gas station and much more. 360-374-4338

THE RV PARK. Oceanside RV Park features 66 spacious, ocean-front sites with pumpouts, a clubhouse, laundry and shower facilities. 360-374-5267

THE MARINA. Quileute Marina offers transient moorage, charters, fuel and marine services. 360-374-5392

THE RESTAURANT. Quileute Rivers Edge restaurant presents breath-taking sea views and fresh-off-the-boat seafood. 360-374-0777

THE EXPERIENCE. No phones. No TV. Just all you need for an invigorating experience. Right on First Beach. Olympic National Park is within walking distance, rain forests a short drive away.


Twilight & Whale Watching Packages Available

Open year-round, Quileute Oceanside Resort is located just off Highway 101 on the Olympic Peninsula, in the Quileute Village at La Push, Washington

For reservations and information:

800-487-1267 330 Ocean Drive, LaPush, WA 98350

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