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<p>The world&#8217;s largest Western Red Cedar tree is Washington&#8217;s largest tree and is the sixth biggest tree in the United States. It is located on a short trail across from the Lake Quinault Resort on the North Shore Road. Though visitors can stand inside the tree&#8217;s hollow trunk, those who look up will notice a small sign of life near the top of the tree. At 931 AFA points, it stands 159 feet tall with a circumference of 761 inches and a spread of 45 feet.</p>

Grays Harbor — home of the biggest trees!

Sep 27, 2012 10:51am

Of course Grays Harbor is well-known for its logging history, but did you know that Grays Harbor is home to four living specimens of trees that are the largest in the world? Not only that, but to...

<p>Belly dancers perform a variety of songs to wow the crowd.</p>


Sep 27, 2012 10:54am

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<p>Finding objects such as the remnants of this boat buried in the sand dunes at Damon Point in Ocean Shores, leaves a lot to the imagination.</p>

Keep your eyes on the prize

Sep 27, 2012 10:57am

What are those people doing with their heads facing down, walking up and down the beach, instead of looking at the ocean? No, they’re not texting — most likely they’re beachcombing.


<p>Surfers play in the waves at the Westhaven State Park jetty.</p>

Westport — a working marina

Sep 27, 2012 10:58am


Pop. 2,099

Named 1890, incorporated 1914

Westport is a working marina community on the Washington coast with plenty of recreational opportunities for visitors. If your...

<p>Despite grey skies, throngs of people make their way to the beach for the clam tide. The overcast skies help diggers see the clam shows better.</p>

Razor clamming on the coast

Sep 27, 2012 11:01am

Razor clamming can be extremely rewarding or extremely disappointing for the digger. Various factors determine the difference between limiting-out and walking away empty-handed.

Much larger...

Get crabs in Grays Harbor

Sep 27, 2012 11:02am

When you think of crabbing, do you think of terror on the high seas and brutal, demanding physical work?

Fortunately, crabbing (for both Dungeness and Red Rock Crab) in Grays Harbor is as...

<p>Kurt Cobain&#8217;s middle school photo, taken while attending school in Montesano</p>

Kurt Cobain tour

Sep 27, 2012 11:19am

Kurt was here.

Legions of Aberdeen-born rock legend Kurt Cobain flock to Grays Harbor to see where the iconic musician grew up. Before Nirvana, before fame, before his 1994 death in Seattle...

Hoqiam is full of history

Sep 27, 2012 11:20am


Pop. 8,726

Incorporated 1890

Hoquiam shares a border and timber tradition with its larger neighbor Aberdeen but has maintained its own...

Aberdeen: Come as you are

Sep 27, 2012 11:21am

Grays Harbor’s largest city grew up around the confluence of the Chehalis and Wishkah rivers. The city’s “timber-town” heritage is apparent as one enters town: the former log yards of The...

<p>Carrie Carriker of the Peppermint Parlor, part of Playtime Family Fun at Ocean Shores, serves up one of 44 flavors of ice cream cones available there in the summertime. Though there are fewer choices in the off-season, a cone anytime is sure to hit the spot.</p>

Grays Harbor great destination for an ice cream cone

Sep 27, 2012 11:23am

The edible ice cream cone may be an example the old saw that “necessity is the mother of invention” — at least in America.

Some say it happened at the 1904 Saint Louis World’s Fair when an...

<p>Whether swimming, water skiing or fishing on any kind of boat, such as <em>Swifty</em> of Westport Charters, following water-safety rules will help ensure the memories afterward will be good ones.</p>

Be safe in the waters of ‘the Harbor’

Sep 27, 2012 11:24am

Grays Harbor County is known for its variety of swimming, fishing and boating opportunities.

The area does, after all, have an abundance of water, including lakes, rivers, lots of creeks and...

<p>Maidenhair Falls cascades into a narrow gorge north of Lake Wynooche.</p>

Pair of waterfalls make scenic Wynooche trip

Sep 27, 2012 11:25am

A pair of picturesque South Olympic waterfalls offer scenic viewing opportunities in close proximity to each other. Wynooche Falls and Maidenhair Falls — gorgeous cascades off the beaten track and...