The La Push and Quileute rivers empty into the Pacific Ocean, and this photo captures a rainbow of hope. This photo was not touched up or edited. The photographer is Dan Grove.
The Olympic Peninsula is full of rich history, and what a great weekend or afternoon drive it is to La Push and around the Peninsula. You can learn more from the Quileute Tribe‘s own website, but here’s a brief quote:
The Quileute Tribe is located in La Push, Washington, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean The Quileute Tribes have lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years. Although the village of La Push is only about one-square mile, the tribe’s original territory stretched along the shores of the Pacific from the glaciers of Mount Olympus to the rivers of rain forests. Much has changed since those times, but Quileute Elders remember “back in the days” When the “old people” dared challenge kwalla, the mighty whale, and recounted the story of how the bayak (raven) placed the sun in the sky. Because of the remote location of La Push, the Quileute have built a tourism industry that serves those seeking a relaxing getaway or a rejuvenating adventure. The tribe’s Oceanside Resort along First Beach offers ocean-view accommodations ranging from luxurious to rustic. Those who visit La Push come for whale watching in the spring; surfing, fishing, and hiking in the summer; and storm watching in the fall and winter.
My thanks to Dan Grove for the great photo.
Last Updated on July 27, 2012 by Chuck Marunde
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