The rain came sometime in the night and was still raining when we got up. It continued to rain, but we only had Wednesday for the day trip we planned. So the rain wasn’t going to stop us.
A little before 11:00 we left for an early lunch at the local Chinese Restaurant. Afterwards we started out for what would be an appropriate adventure for a rainy day…and that was to
a really big tree. We finally made it to
the visitor center. We stopped in to get our passport books stamped and then
adorned in our raingear and camera covered, we hit the trails.
As we walked along
under the trees,
up the stairs, and
across the bridges as we enjoyed the walk in the rain.
We walked through
with lots of trees and ferns. We ventured on
through the Hall of Mosses and saw
trees with moss from top to bottom.
We saw some really pretty
trees that you could almost walk through.
On our way out of the forest, I saw the
perfect Christmas Tree and then
there was this tree which has toppled over and what you see here is the entire root system which has become the home of all these ferns.
After finishing our trip through the rain forest, we headed on down Hwy 101 to find what is claimed to be the
largest Western Red Cedar Tree in the world. These are the
Well, what a great day we had playing in the rain.
We have finished our stay in Forks and today we are making our way another 100 miles to Hoquiam, Washington.
See you from the beach.