Painting Olympic National Park Video

Jul 28, 2016 | National Parks, Videos | 0 comments

Olympic National Park is a much like that person in your life, that you discover something new every other day.

I have been married to my wife for years. I think I know her and understand her. And then all of a sudden, the next day, she’s speaking French. Where did that come from? And she’ll say to me, “You don’t get me all at once. It’s gonna take some time.” And that’s Olympic National Park. You sit back and go, “All right, I’m gonna learn something new. I can’t wait for the surprise. Bring it on. Show me something new.”

This is me trying to explain Olympic National Park.

This is one of the few National Parks that has ocean, mountains, lakes, and the greatest ecosystem you can imagine all in one park.

There are more hiking trails in Olympic National Park than any other park. My favorite? Marymere Falls. And let me tell you why.

So the hike is one-and-a-half miles round trip. And I thought, “This is gonna be a piece of cake,” so we took off. It was so beautiful. It was so secluded. The canopy was so comfortable. I could’ve been on that trail all day.

These are my favorite trees. The genes or whatever it is that makes them grow perfectly straight, I just love that look of perpendicular tree after tree right next to each other.

And that hike up to Marymere Falls is pure seclusion.

Oh, it’s so beautiful.

It’s easygoing, and that’s the kind of hike I like. If you enjoy those kind of hikes, giddy up!

And of course, when you get to the falls, you’re going, “I just might stay right here.”

So what do you think of Olympic National Park?

And sure enough, it was worth every minute of getting here. There are times when you’re hiking when you want that solitude. You want to be alone. You want to be with your thoughts. When you get to the top of these peaks, you’re having such a great moment. And you don’t mind the fact that you’re not alone.

You know when you’re on that drive, and you’re heading some place you know is gonna be great, and then you look off the side? You’re going, “What? I can’t believe this is here.” Well, that’s what it’s like here in Olympic National Park.

We’re on our way from the waterfall, and sure enough, there’s the beach. We got there. We saw the sun going down. We’re like, “We’re staying right here.”

And finally, it was pitch black, and we realized, “Okay, it’s over.”

Here’s my suggestion: that person you’re trying to get to know, take them to the beach. It’s 62 miles of undeveloped coastline right there in the National Park. And I can’t even begin to tell you how stunning the views are. Did I stay stunning? Let me say magnificently extraordinarily unbelievable.

The best part of my relationship with my wife is we keep surprising each other. And that’s how I feel about Olympic National Park. I can’t wait to come back because I’ll get here, and I’ll go, “All right, what do you have for me today? I know you’re gonna show me something spectacular. You always do.” That’s Olympic National Park.

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