Clyde Hill WA hotels. Reserve accommodation in hotels in Clyde Hill Washington USA. Washington attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Hints and tips for holidaymakers or business travellers. Hauntings, monsters, ghosts, legends, folklore and myths of Washington.
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National Forests, State Forests, National Parks, State Parks, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Washington
Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge with wildlife such as moose, elk and black bears; Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic National Forest; San Juan Islands National Wildlife Refuge, where, from mid-spring to mid-autumn, pods of killer whales (orcas) may be seen; Pierce National Wildlife Refuge; Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge; Conboy Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Olympic National Park with its many glaciers, Sol Duc hot springs, Marymere Falls, Hoh rain forest and wildlife such as bears, mountain lions (cougars) and huge elk (wapiti); Franz Lake National Wildlife Refuge; Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest with its glacial scenery; Sacajawea State Park, named after the Native American woman who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition; Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge; Quillayute Needles National Wildlife Refuge; Colville National Forest with grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, caribou, mountain lions and other wildlife; part of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests with animals such as wolves, wolverines, moose and grizzly bears; Discovery Park on Puget Sound, Seattle, small but with sightings of wildlife such as sea lions, bears and even mountain lions as well as being home to the West Point Lighthouse; Mount Rainier National Park with wildlife such as black bears, Columbian black-tailed deer, elk and mountain goats; Columbia National Wildlife Refuge; Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge; Grays Harbor National Wildlife Refuge; Willapa National Wildlife Refuge with black bears, Roosevelt elk and other animals; Steigerwald Lake National Wildlife Refuge; McNary National Wildlife Refuge; Umatilla National Forest in the Blue Mountains, extending into Oregon and with animals such as mountain lions (cougars), Shiras' moose, Rocky Mountain elk, bighorn sheep, deer, gray wolves and Merriam's turkeys; Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge; Julia Butler Hansen Refuge for the Columbian White-Tailed Deer; Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge; Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge which extends into Oregon; Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary; Copalis National Wildlife Refuge; Flattery Rocks National Wildlife Refuge; Flaming Geyser State Park where Chinook salmon are caught in the Green River; Cape Disappointment State Park with fine coastal scenery, the historic Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and, in season, sightings of Pacific gray whales; North Cascades National Park with amazing mountain scenery and wildlife such as wolverines, grizzly bears, lynx and gray wolves; Okanogan and Wenatchee National Forests; and Sun Lakes-Dry Falls State Park, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Washington.
Myths, Monsters, Ghosts, Legends, Scary Stories and Folklore in Washington
Native American "wish bone" sticks and strange phenomena at Thornewood Castle, a five hundred year old Tudor castle transported brick by brick from England to Lakewood, where it is now a fine hotel with a history of its own; the batsquatch of Mount Saint Helens, that makes sasquatch seem mundane; the carnivorous reptilian monster that inhabits Rock Lake; the sasquatch or bigfoot, still managing to elude the cryptozoologists; the ghosts of a man, a woman and two children at the Mirabeau Park Hotel in Spokane Valley; paranormal phenomena at the pier of the Steilacoom–Anderson Island Ferry in Steilacoom, including a spectre that changes from a little girl to an old woman, as well as the sound of a ghostly train; paranormal phenomena at the historic Paradise Inn on the slopes of Mount Rainier; the spirits of a child and a Native American woman who haunt Pike Place Market in Seattle; and the many ghosts of the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish, including the spirits of "working girls" and a murdered policeman, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Washington.
The Pink Lady of the Central Tavern, Kirkland, a spirit but not a gin cocktail (ye olde jokes are ye beste); Cadborosaurus, the sea monster of Cadboro Bay; unexplained phenomena at the Double Tree Hotel in Spokane; weird phenomena, including the spectre of a woman, in the Sorrento Hotel, Seattle; ghosts including Kate, an amiable suicide who sings in a bathroom in Manresa Castle hotel, Port Townsend; Willatuk, the Seattle Sea Serpent; a phantom janitor that roams the Bush House Inn in Index; the weird tree octopus, of Olympic National Park, that survives because the climate of Washington state is so wet; the Prohibition era celebration that may still be heard in the Hotel Andra (once the Claremont) in Seattle; and the mysterious Mima Mounds, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Washington.
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