trip report by site editor Rick McCharles
Dungeness Spit is a 5.5-mile (8.9 km) long sand spit jutting out from the northern edge of the Olympic Peninsula in … Washington, USA, into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. It is the longest natural sand spit in the United States. …
Some say it’s the world’s longest naturally occurring sandspit.
Diana and I wanted to visit the New Dungeness Light, in continuous operation since 1857.
It’s fairly easy to find the trailhead from the highway near Sequim.
Here’s the light station at 34x zoom.
It was a long but interesting day hike.
There was a family of volunteers manning the lighthouse. Father had scheduled this week about 6 years ago when his youngest daughter was age-2. Children must be at least age-8 to stay out here.
We didn’t catch much sea life. But there were a couple of interesting things out at sea. 🙂
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