Known as the very most northwestern geographical point of continental USA, Cape Flattery located just an hour and a half north of the more famously know Forks, Washington. Cape Flattery is a hidden beauty of natural sandstone cliffs with dozens of coastal caves, carved slowly by the repetition of pounding ocean swells.
My buddy Andrew and I left our hometown of Poulsbo, Washington at four o'clock in the morning, hoping to reach our destination just in time for a sunrise on the coast. The three-and-a-half hour drive west was full of good music, lots of laughs, and way too many mandarin oranges.
Finally reaching Cape Flattery, just twenty-minutes before sunrise, we quickly learned there would not be much of a sunrise to enjoy. Dark clouds awaited us with consistent sheets of rain. We made the decision to head out regardless, and with camera gear under our coats, we hit the trail which finally led us to the coast.