The coast was clear. The coast was clear and the inland was cloudy. This was taken on Martin Luther King Day, my husband was thankfully willing to accompany me on this crazy adventure. I wanted to drive out to Shi Shi, hike the muddy and sandy trail, watch the winter sunset, and then walk back in the dark, catch the last ferry, and go to work the next day. He is so amazing to do these things with me.
I had never been to this beach before. We used the northern access through the Makah Reservation, and their trail was beautifully maintained right up to the Olympic National Park boundary, where there are rope lines and a steep descent down to the beach.
We started hiking back just after the sun dropped over the horizon, and made it to work on time the next day.