The Night Before
I arrived at Olympic National Park with plenty of daylight left to find a place to sleep. Nice and flat too!
Lean and Tall
These trees were tall, dark, and handsome. I was certainly the odd "man" out.
Death To Life
The dead forest floor ensure that the forest above would continue to live. Circle of life!?
Nothing much makes you feel smaller than a infinitely tall tree. Little did I know I'd soon see trees that would dwarf this one.
All this hiking and adventuring was starting to catch up to me.
Couldn't have asked for a flatter spot my first night in Olympic National Park
Front Porch View
The decaying forest floor made a very soft "mattress." No complaints all night
Follow The Light
Despite all the warnings not to follow the light, I had little choice.
These old forests make me feel young. If these trees could talk...
Water Under The Bridge
And thank God for it too because this is where I filled up my water blatter.
Always look forward but don't forget to occasionally look up...especially here in Olympic's rainforests.
Trail Crew Evidence
These fell trees didn't cut themselves. Thank you, Olympic National Park trail crew!
Walk In The Woods
Doesn't this kinda look like the cover to Bill Bryson's book?
Ghost Spider Tree
These trees appeared to belong in a proper fairytale. Spindley, wirey, mossy, tree-y.
Looks like this tree is falling out at ya. Low bridge for me.
Rocky Creek Bed
Zig zagging over these moss-covered rocks was common on the Sol Duc Trail.