Fishing & Logging

The main industry in the Olympic Peninsula is logging. There are cleared acres almost everywhere, replanted with signs reading the next harvest date of 2045 and such. There is also so much forest that it becomes immediately evident as to why the town of Forks claims to be the logging capital of the world. The other quite prominent industry is the fishing. We visited the Quileute Tribe’s home town of LaPush only a few days before the kick off to Dungeness crab season. We were a bit disappointed with our timing, as this is a favorite treat of ours. We saw several small boats in the bay and in the rivers netting salmon, as well. LaPush is a great spot for whale watching, we read, but not this time of year. The coastal structures against the fishing vessels was well worth the trip out, though.  We had yet another rainless and beautiful day on the Olympic Peninsula.

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Published in: on November 19, 2007 at 2:08 am  Leave a Comment  

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