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inlets ~out]a Puget ~ound winding through tree clad banks, the scene begins to get to you with the first hint of what's in store as you enter the "Green Com- monwealth." That's the name given Mason County by Stewart Holbrook, an author whose stories and books were vivid, memorable accounts of the land of woods and waters and its pioneers. Woods and waters and green trees are ev- erywhere, stretching away to a horizon where the white peaks of the Olympics stand out in awesome grandeur, forbidding yet alluring, drawing you on to a place where time is not, where-the land lies almost untouched by the nervous hand of man. As you proceed northward along Highway 101, you'll cross the Skokomish River, calm and still in its lower reaches after a brawling descent from the mountains. And then sudden- ly you'll round a curve, come out of the woods, and discover Hood Canal. Looking across it toward the still largely undeveloped Tahuya Peninsula you'll see, al- most, what Captain George Vancouver did when he discovered and explored the magnifi- cent body of water he named "Hood's Chan- nel" in 1792. You'll see a long, lonely expanse of water, calm or lively as the weather's mood dictates, between towering mountains on one side and timbered hills on the other with curving bays and inlets beneath rugged headlands. Of course on weekends Captain Vancouver would have a hard time recognizing his dis- covery as boats of saltwater fishermen bob and the water skiers plow their white fur- rows. But there are many days, at dusk or very early in the morning, when you'll see Hood's Canal and nothing else, just miles of water, pure, serene, soothing. It will do something for your peace of mind, like restore it. Union and the south shore lie to your right, where the works of man are more in evidence. This is the place where vacationing families come in their hundreds and kids in their thousands. Twanoh and Belfair State Parks are shel- tered, the water's warm in summer, the swim- ming's fine, and boating conditions couldn't PINE LAKE, set like a jewel amid the evergreen s opes of Olympic National Forest, is seen from a viewpoint accessible by the Skokomish Valley Road. 18 miles west of Highway 101. be better. Resorts and summer homes nestle in the trees. Their style ranges from Alder- brook Inn's elaborate set-up to simple cabins on the beach. Should you choose to travel northward, you'll come to Hoedsport where a turn-off west will take you to a man-made lake whose beau- ty rivals nature's own. Lake Cushman lies at the foot of two great peaks. On its pellucid Visitor's Guide Staff MILUS O. GAY Editor BARBARA NELSON Advertising Representative : i J /j / i!i:j > i?jjl ........... /:!ilj i i!iii i:!'!i!iljiiiii! : i jliiii:i ' i~i ~ii?: i~ fresh water you can duplicate most of the sports that make Hood Canal so popular. Go farther on beyond Hoodsport, past Lil- liwaup and Eldon, and you can turn west off 101 to roads which follow the Hamma Hamma, the Duckabush, or the Dosewalips into the heart of the Olympic wilderness. At first you'll go through a rain forest with glimpses of river rapids through the trees. A few miles farther and you'll come to high country where the road breaks around curves upon breath-taking views of Hood Can- al far below or mountain piled on mountain ahead. You'll find picture subjects that will keep your camera shutter clicking. And if that's not your dish, you are headed for some of the best hunting and fishing country in the state. Although the vastness of this wild, un- spoiled domain dwarfs mere man, he and his wife and offspring are present, nevertheless. But the amazing, the wonderful thing is that here he has made his peace with nature. The woods and waters are not abused. The tidewaters of South Puget Sound which wash the shores of Mason County are unpolluted. They have been given the highest rating for all appropriate uses by the State Pollution Control Department. The forest's worst enemy, fire, is held in check by a massive fire prevention organiza- tion enlisting all public agencies and the priv- ate timber owners. This is backed by publia support from the people who started the Keep Washington Green movement. The Green Commonwealth beckons you, tea. In Shelton and other Mason County communi- ties you'll find a warm welcome and plenty to do. Come and enjoy nature's heritage with us and help us keep it intact. SNOW-CAPPED Olympic peaks form a backdrop for this Wynooche River scene in the National Forest northwest of Shelton, via Camp Grisdale. Page S-2 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, June 17, 1971 In addition to the Cover Picture, Len Hunter supplied scenic pictures on Page 2 and other pages. Those on the center spread were furnished by the U. S. Forest Service, as were many others. Gratefully acknowledged also are photos from Simpson Timber Company, ITT Rayonier Incorporated, Quadrant Corporation, Tacoma Public Utilities Department, and the following public agencies: State Departments of Institutions, Game, Fisheries, Natural Resources, and Ecology, Washington State Patrol, Olympic Air Pollution Control Authority, Port of Shelton, Mason County sheriff, and these individuals: Bob Whitten, Dick Sharp, Carl Anderson, Frank Haw, Bill Somers, Dewey Daniels, Virgil Vestal; and Verle's Sporting Goods. Robin Hood Inn has long been a landmark and favorite eating spot on Hood Canal. In the picturesque dining room or coffee shop you'll enjoy excellent food in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Home-made pies are a specialty at Robin Hood. Come in any day, from 10 a.m. 'til 10 p.m., except Monday. Your hosts, Fred and Sarah Featherstone will make you feel right at home. Reservations for large dinner parties may be made by calling 898-3113. Complete beauty service, hair styling, wigs and hairpieces are offered at the Robin Hood Village Beauty Salon by owner operator Mike Stallman and operator Vicki Timm. The shop is open all year daily, except Sunday and Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday evening service available by appointment. Phone 898-3225. P Complete coin operated laundry and dry cleaning services are at Robin Hood Village. There are two Canal locations, the one at the Village and one at Hoodsport, both are open 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. ON HOOD CANAL- NEAR UNION : = ::=:: Retirement living at its very best awaits you at Robin Hood Village. The peaceful, secluded sites are on the wooded hillside above Hood Canal. Each sPot has underground utilities, storage building, telephone service, paved roads and exceptional TV reception. For your further enjoyment there is an adjoining Hood Canal waterfront recreation area with full beach privileges for the exclusive use of the village residents. Spots are available for any size unit. The Robin Hood Village Barber and styling by Fay Priest is a service recently addedto the village. The shop is open daily from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m., except Sunday and Monday, Evening appointments may be made by calling 898-3118. Thursday, June 17, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-91