Marymere Falls in the Olympic National Park

My wife and I just got back to Los Angeles from a 2 week road trip back up to Seattle. For those of you that follow my blog, you will remember my post from mid September of the thick smoke in Seattle that we experienced when we were up there then. Yes, we turned around in a couple of weeks and returned this time via car. The early September trip was a last minute one to help on a family matter. This trip we had been planning all summer to take a few days going up, stopping at Crater Lake and Hood River Valley in Oregon. On our way back down we went through Oregon and cut over to the coast to drive down the extreme Northern California Coastline through the many redwoods that populate that geography. So for the next few weeks, I will be sharing some of my favorite captures from our trip.

I’m starting this week with two captures of Marymere Falls located in the Olympic National Park which is on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. This was an awesome day trip we did with our two daughters and their husbands that live in the Seattle area. We took one of the many ferries that connect Seattle to the surrounding islands and the peninsula. From the arriving ferry port, we still had another 1.5 hour drive to the park.

There is so much to see and do with the many trails, etc, but my favorite one for the day was the attached two captures of Marymere Falls. The trail is just a quick 1.7 mile hike and ends with this 90 foot waterfall. There are two viewing platforms at different elevations to choose from. This first capture is from the lower platform and the second one is from the upper platform.

Marymere Falls
Marymere Falls Bottom Half


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35 thoughts on “Marymere Falls in the Olympic National Park

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      It felt so good to get out and about. We were Covid aware and kept our masks on and washed hands frequently. The hotel stays were two going up and two going down….had done research and found out Hilton chain was uber clean and spent a good amount of time disinfecting rooms between guest stays. The room is then secured with a “disinfectant” sticker you break when you enter. Our stay up there was family and then to protect our daughter/husband and grandchildren here in LA….stayed away when we returned and then got tested…negative. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. lorriebowden

    What a wonderful trip…and stunning captures, Kirt! I hope all is well with you and yours and that you were able to help with the family matter. That is such an important support to be able to help your family. I look forward to seeing what comes next!
    Have a wonderful day…stay well…be safe!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      Thanks Lorrie! All is well and the family matter was a last minute call to have mom and dad fly up to dog sit. The dog sitter they had scheduled got ill. This trip however allowed all of us to get out more and hike and do things with both girls and husbands. More pics to come….hope all is well with you!! (we were very covid aware and wore face masks everywhere and washed hands frequently) We did get tested when we got back to LA to protect our daughter/husband and grandchildren here. Negative!!

      1. lorriebowden

        Praise God, Kirt! And I can’t tell you how much I love that you stepped in to dog sit last minute 😊😊 I have not traveled at all since last January….and that is rare for me. I did move in to a new home during this time and so I have been busy nesting and have not really noticed the lack of travel. I’m sure my travel bug will ignite once again and I hope I feel safe enough to go.
        Can’t wait to see your captures!! Happy to hear all is well 😊 Stay safe!

  2. Teagan Riordain Geneviene

    My thoughts? Kirt your narrative already made the drive sound amazingly picturesque and beautiful. Those images… I don’t even know what to say– they’re so gorgeous. I’m looking forward to more. Hugs on the wing!

    1. Kirt D Tisdale Post author

      The entire trip was truly awesome….love time with our girls and son in laws and absolutely love the great outdoors up there. The other thing, this was the first time I have been hiking on serious trails since having both knees replaced and the first time in 10 years pain free…..

  3. tiffanymendonca

    These are beautiful! There is something so therapeutic about flowing water and capturing its flow is amazing! Your pictures make you feel you’re right there.

  4. Dan Antion

    Thanks for sharing this, Kirt. Our daughter and I did that little hike, and we had a wonderful time. You have brought back a wonderful memory with your delightful images.

  5. Sue Slaght

    Hoping all is well with the family Kirt. Looks like a beautiful road trip. I find waterfalls, although often full of power, delivering such a calming peacefulness. I love both of these captures very much.


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