Ahh... road trips –there’s nothing that holds more appeal than the classic road trip – discovering new places, trying new things. Getting away from it all is as easy as heading to the South Sound via the Tacoma Narrows Bridge or by catching the Bremerton ferry for the 22 minute drive to Belfair, WA at the head of Hood Canal.
Events range from guided walks and workshops on tree and edible plant identification to wildlife visitors, including an owl, a Virginia opossum, a Peregrine falcon and a turkey vulture. The public is invited to attend, whether staying overnight, visiting Potlach for the day or coming solely for the programs.
The fair celebrates Matlock’s heritage in the timber industry with early day machines and motors as well as blacksmithing and an entire gym filled with antique booths. In addition attendees enjoy kids’ activities, hand-crafted items, historical events, agricultural events, food, community raffle, prizes and live music.
That funky wooden bear was a staple to your grandparent’s front yard, and there’s always the one quirky neighbor on the block that has one—but did you know there are entire competitions centered on chainsaw carvings? Did you know there exists a chainsaw carving school in Allyn that will teach you how to make one of your own? Truth and truth.
The Duckabush River starts in the heart of the Olympic Mountains. Fed by glaciers, snowfields, and a myriad of springs and alpine lakes; this major Olympic Peninsula river provides excellent wildlife habitat and makes for some stunning scenery. Explore this valley in the winter for the added bonus of solitude, a chance to observe elk, and to witness a rain-swollen river careening through clefts and over boulders.
Itinerary #8: Spring Adventuring
There is a host of romantic notions about staying inside all winter, putting on fuzzy socks against the cold, and hibernating beneath a blanket. Instead of letting a little rain stop us from getting after it, we choose adventures that are even better with a little atmosphere!