I ended my last post saying, “The next installment will feature images from the Hoh Rain Forest and one of my absolute favorite stops, Rialto Beach.”
I lied. There were so many cool shots from Hoh (which is pronounced with the long O as in OH), that I’m saving Rialto Beach for next time. Sorry, Bob.
There’s a ton of pics in this post, so I want overburden you with words. The image captions say enough, I think.
Well, maybe this first image needs some explanation. To get to the Hoh Rain Forest, we had to drive through the town of Forks, Washington. That’s the actual town where author Stephenie Meyer based her Twilight book series. I haven’t seen the movie(s) or read the books, but enjoyed the Twilight theme in Forks. Especially this sign.
One of the main attractions in the Hoh Rain Forest is the Hall of Mosses trail. A really easy 0.8-mile trail that introduces visitors to the complex ecosystem and unique arboreal tapestry. The trail begins at the ranger station. Another trail, which we also followed for a bit, travels above and along the Hoh River.
See why it was so hard to choose? I hope y’all enjoyed the pics as much as I enjoyed the Hoh Rain Forest.
Next up, I promise, is Rialto Beach.
Installment 1: In the Beginning (Friday, August 30 – Monday, Sept 2)
Installment 2: Portland Morning (Tuesday, Sept 3)
Installment 3: Exploring the City of Portland (morning of Tuesday, Sept 3)
Installment 4: Beyond Portland (afternoon of Tuesday, Sept 3)
Installment 5: Olympic Peninsula, Here We Come!
Installment 6: First Rain Forest Hike & Another Gorgeous Beach
Installment 7: Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park
Installment 8: Madison Creek Falls & Lake Crescent