Memorial Day weekend my girlfriend and I headed out to shipwreck coast on the Olympic Peninsula. The initial plan was to hike the whole section of the Shipwreck Coast over the weekend, but due to several car issues and time restraints I wasn't going to be able to tow the car and drop it off at the other side. So we shortened the 20.5 mile trip to 17.5, than mid trip my girlfriend got really bad shin splints from climbing over all the rocks and we were racing the tides to get around Cape Johnson and the following caution point. Since I enjoy hiking with Heather and I didn't want to death march her with hast we turned back to the Chilean Memorial and pitched camp while the tide came in. the trip wound up being 9 miles round trip, the most down time I've ever had on a trip also... Thankfully Heather brought some cards. Day 1, we hiked out at twilight to Hole in the Wall and camped. Day 2 we made it to Cape Johnson, and turned around about an hour before the tide got too high. Day 3 we hiked back to the car. More detailed info can be found on my blog and along with more pictures, just click on the link below.
Shipwreck Coast and Hurricane Ridge Blog post