in a perfect world of yancies: Rain Forests

25 November 2009

Rain Forests

We had a great time in the rain forest last weekend! So amazing. Otherworldly, even.
Emily in the Hall of Mosses, Hoh Rain Forest
Here's Emily in the Hall of Mosses, in the Hoh Rain Forest

Also saw some big trees, like this Cedar:
Emily and Giant Cedar


Most of our fun was in Olympic National Park, which also includes a strip on the ocean:
E at Ruby Beach
Ruby Beach

The surf sounded so cool because of all the rocks--take a listen (you can hear the water pulling back from the rocks at about 3/4 of the way in):

(Sorry for the clunky player; guess my coding's getting rusty...)

Y at Ruby Beach

Emily is getting pretty good with her camera phone:
Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach

The best part was definitely the rain forest, though. Every inch of it seemed to be green and growing. Trees covered in moss and fern, growing out of other dead trees. Even this:
phone in the Hoh Rain Forest

Hall of Mosses, Hoh Rain Forest
Couldn't have done it without our awesome REI parkas and water-proof hiking boots. It rained literally the entire weekend (they average 12 feet per year! feet!), but we were comfy and dry the whole way through.

And we saw two herds of elk...
Elk

Speaking of wild animals on the Olympic Peninsula: we were so close, we pretty much had to at least spend a little time in Forks:
Forks

So many pictures! If you want more, check out the whole set on Flickr. In the meantime, here we are outside the Lake Quinault Lodge:
at the Lake Quinault Lodge

And one more big tree:
Yancy w/world's largest Sitka Spruce
World's largest Sitka Spruce.
Emily w/world's largest Sitka Spruce

2 comments:

  1. Awesome...hard to say anything else!

    -dad

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