Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Northwest Corner of the Lower 48

When in the Olympic Peninsula we visited Cape Flattery, the Northwestern-most corner of the contiguous United States.  

It's a long drive to the corner of the country (2 hours from where we were staying in Port Angeles). The Cape is on a Makah Indian reservation and you need to stop at the museum to purchase a pass before driving to the trailhead. The Makah have built a beautiful boardwalk trail which leads to the cape. The views are rewarding.

Cape Flattery, the Northwestern corner of the lower 48

Tattoosh Island with Cape Flattery Lighthouse
It was a long way here, but worth the journey. Maybe we'll get to the easternmost point next year (West Quoddy Head, Maine). 

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