Visiting Olympic National Park was amazing. The country is beautiful and more than worth a visit. I could not have asked for a more amazing honeymoon location. When you visit plan a full day in most places. They are too beautiful to rush visiting, they deserved to be fully appreciated. Respect the land and leave everything better than you found it.
Pacific Northwest Cities:
Olympic National Park Hikes:
Olympic National Park has a large number of trails, the ones above are the ones that we had the honor to hike. Our ‘to-hike’ list has many more on it.
Must See Olympic Sights:
There are a variety of other places that we did not visit on this trip – many because they were closed to the public due to Covid.
There is so much ground cover in the forests of Olympic National Park that seedlings do not have much of a chance if they land on the forest floor. There is little free soil and they are competing for resources. Many trees begin life on fallen trees that become know as nurse logs. The young trees use the nurse logs to gain an advantage over the other seedlings. The nurse log eventually rots away and these massive trees are left with a tunnel through their trunk and roots.
On the Rialto Beach post I asked if people preferred the black and white or the color version of the photos below. The winner is: COLOR!
Do you agree with the poll results? I would love to hear your stories and favorite place in the Pacific Northwest! Let me know in the comments. Travel safe!
Thank you KW Photography for allowing me to use your wonderful photos!