Seeing photographs of this amazing place inspired me to want to see and photograph it for myself. The hike out to the Point of the Arches is not difficult, but a little daunting by myself. I like to push myself out of my comfort zone and my angst and worry evaporated as I emerged from the forest onto the beach. I was greeted by an eagle soaring overhead and waves crashing on the beach. Tidepools brimming with sea life were a welcome distraction as I made my way to the Point of the Arches where this photo was taken. Despite the looming thought of hiking back to my vehicle in the dark; I waited and captured the last light.
I was prepared though, with two headlamps, extra food, and clothing and fortunately made it back safe and sound!
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Makah Indian Reservation
Neah Bay WA
Olympic National Park
Point of the Arches
Shi Shi Beach