Kalaloch and Hole-in-the-Wall

From Kalaloch Lodge we drove north for about 45 minutes to Rialto Beach to time our beach walk with the tides so we could reach Hole-in-the-Wall. It’s 2 miles each way, so you have to leave AT LEAST 45 min to walk the beach up to Hole-in-the-Wall and get there by low tide so you can walk out into the “hole.” We ran into some folks who said the ocean was too wild the previous day to even walk up at low tide. And that’s in the summer! The Pacific NW coast is really something. So be prepared to change plans…

That said…we had a great time despite being in winter gear for the most part. It was a refreshing change!

Some stone skipping at Kalaloch!

Some stone skipping at Kalaloch!

Dense fog on the walk up to Hole-in-the-Wall (Rialto Beach).

Dense fog on the walk up to Hole-in-the-Wall (Rialto Beach).

We made it! You have to time the tides just right to hit it at low tide.

We made it! You have to time the tides just right to hit it at low tide.

This turns out to most likely be a fossil fir or pine cone. Pretty exciting! I asked around at the Burke Museum in Seattle and the nice folks there provided their best educated guess. Cool!

This turns out to most likely be a fossil fir or pine cone. Pretty exciting! I asked around at the Burke Museum in Seattle and the nice folks there provided their best educated guess. Cool!

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