Waking Up in a Storm

Woke up on the South Olympic Coast to the sound of the pitter patter of rain on our tent.  We walked in the night before with packs on our back and it was not morning.  The wind and rain steadily increased as the dim light trickled through the forest.  You see, the sun was mostly blocked out by storm clouds; just as the weather forecast predicted.

There is nothing better than the sound of a storm just outside your door.  Even better when the the door has zippers and its a very thin panel of fabric.  Its funny how that makes all the difference when there is wind.  A small piece of fabric can prevent or keep you out of stages of hypothermia.

South Olympic Coast

Storm on the Coast

Overall it was a great coastal backpacking trip into the Olympic National Park. As my summer gear list transitions from warm weather, for cold and rainy conditions. I was happy to have my hiking umbrella and warm layers for this trip. Highlight of the trip, was not seeing a single soul!

Updated by Barefoot Jake in March 2017