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A small glimpse of the largest dam removal project in the country, and the largest watershed on the Olympic Peninsula, Elwha River. This damn could barely power one nearby mill, and brought the salmon population down from nearly 400,000 to under 4,000 while it was in place. Salmon are now returning upstream, and are hatching and migrating downstream, for the first time in 100 years.

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I didn’t get to discuss this with you yesterday, Internet, but LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THE BABY DEER I ALMOST TOUCHED.

The deer in PT just cannot be bothered to fear humans.

Tongue Point out at Salt Creek for low tide. What a blessing to live in such a place. #tidepools #saltcreek #tidalpools #tonguepoint #portangeles #washington #goodtimes #paradise #homesweethome #pnw #northwest #northwestuntilirest #godscountry #thegreatpnw #pacificnorthwest #home #homesweethome #myhomeisbetterthanyours #upperleftusa #goexplore #olypen (at Tongue Point)

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This past weekend, I took some time away from everything, and went out to the Olympic Peninsula (my washingtonian happy place) - it was a beautiful weekend.  I had hoped for some raging storm waves coming in - instead, I was blessed to see nearly mirror smooth seas everywhere I went.  I am not complaining :)