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  slippery when wet and impassable when high tide
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  • slippery when wet and impassable when high tide - Olympic National Park
      slippery when wet and impassable when high tide
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  • you ain't walking through there at high tide - Olympic National Park
      you ain't walking through there at high tide
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      low tide makes this possible
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  • D uses trail over Hole-in-the-Wall before low tide - Olympic National Park
      D uses trail over Hole-in-the-Wall before low tide
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The Olympic Peninsula has massive tides and you need to pay attention to them when walking on the beaches there. This can be as simple as checking the tide charts at the Visitor Center so that you can be on the beach when the tides have just gone out, the optimal time for exploring tide-pools. But the more important thing to remember is that as soon as the tide is at its lowest, it starts coming back in. Remember that some places are only passable at low tide and you can become trapped not being able to return the way you came or worse yet, be crushed by waves against the rocks if you are somewhere underwater at high tide.

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  • Updated Nov 14, 2009
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