Forks, Washington

Forks, WA is a town with a population of about 3,500 made famous to the rest of us through Stephenie Meyer’s book Twilight and the books that followed. Forks is located in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. We drove 130 miles to get here from Grayland, WA.

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Olympic National Park

Wednesday we tried to drive to the HOH Rain Forest Visitor Center, 41 miles from our campground, and hike the Hall of Mosses Trail.  However, as we were waiting in a LONG line to get near the Visitor Center, we realized the line was not really moving.  The only movement came when someone in line in front of us gave up and turned around.  We were told that the parking was limited so they were letting one car go in as one car exited.  After waiting in line for 30 minutes, we finally gave up and turned around ourselves.


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The outline in purple were the routes we drove today.

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The moss is green and thick on the trees unlike the grey moss we see in Louisiana hanging from the trees.

Ruby Beach

       We drove 30 miles south on Hwy 101  to Ruby Beach.

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We walked down this path lined with bushes to get to the beach.

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Tom walked all the way out to that last rock in the water

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What walks over must way back…

Seeing the Twilight Places in Forks

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Rialto Beach

The beach was very similar to Ruby Beach, but the parking lot was completely full, so Tom let me out to take these pictures and we headed back to the campground.

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In the evening I went to the grocery store and saw this :

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Trip Statistics

  • We drove 133 miles to Forks Trip total is 3,597 miles
  • Miles driven in CRV 146; Touring total is 1,280 miles
  • We stayed at the 101 Forks  for $50 for per night.  Total campground cost is $1,116 or an average of $36 per night
  • Groceries and eating out total $726.71 or $24.22 per day