This was the morning of August 20th. I went out for a quick photo shoot on the beach, near the hotel we stayed at in Utqiagvik (fka Barrow), and within a half an hour or so, the weather went from fairly sunny to cloudy to blizzard.
On a trail, which is on the way to abandonment by the state park system, we walked through thick, gorgeous coastal spruce forests. Frogs were jumping out of our way as we followed the path over the peninsula, on the southwestern coast of Washington state. We ended the hike at the lighthouse, as we gazed out onto the Pacific Ocean. We were not disappointed, though.