Grub Trips: Lilliwaup, Washington

Classic American adventures with great meals

Mar 19, 2013
Outside Magazine
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The Hama Hama Bridge.    Photo: Courtesy of Hama Hama Seafood and Store.

THE ADVENTURE: See as much of Olympic National Park’s 6,000-foot mountains as possible with a steep three-mile hike through shoulder-high ferns and old-growth forest to Wagonwheel Lake. The lake itself is small, but schlep another half-mile to the ridge above and you’ll be rewarded with views of several immediate peaks.

THE MEAL: The Hama Hama Seafood and Shellfish Store—a funky shop at the eastern border of the Olympic Peninsula—sells shellfish to high-end restaurants like New York City’s Grand Central Oyster Bar. Buy a dozen of the farm’s sweet, creamy namesake oysters or slightly salty Blue Pools ($7–$13) and wash them down with a Hood Canal Agate Pass Amber on the beach while you gawk at eagles overhead and the Olympic Mountains in the distance.