In Nature, Where it Rains

By | August 11, 2009

Yes, I’m still talking about GETTING to Alaska…

At Kalaloch Beach State Park: It rained most of the day, and we spent most of the day in the van, doing our own thing. I amused myself by taking photos of the raindrops dripping off the bottom of the open window.

In the Olympic National Forest: Even though it was misting/raining/wet, we went for a walk to look at the largest Spruce tree in the world (right close by) and then walked up to some waterfalls to take a look. Very cool. We also saw some very neat scenery and beautiful flowers on the way there.

We showered ($1.00 = 4 minutes) and did laundry and had a late dinner of peanut butter and honey sandwiches, carrots, chocolate milk, and yogurt, and Andes Mints for dessert. Not bad, really.

In the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park: It rained off and on all day, but we got out and went for a short hike through the Trail of Mosses and another trail. It’s an amazing place, the trees are all draped in bright green moss and the air is fresh and pure. Even the rivers in the place are crystal clear. Just beautiful!

Then we went to the Hoh campground, presumably to stay for the night. We went for a few short walks and spent some time in the van, reading, playing PSP chess, drawing, etc. It started getting cold and large chunks of rain began to fall and we questioned our decision to stay. Dinner would have consisted of leftovers: brown rice, wet onion, a smidgeon of red pepper, some cheese, a yogurt split between the two of us, maybe an orange, an old cookie, tea. And it was about 37 degrees and not yet dark, so probably getting colder. We couldn’t make it sound appealing enough to stay, so we packed up and headed out.

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2 thoughts on “In Nature, Where it Rains

  1. Anonymous

    Is that 3rd picture up really a photograph? It looks like a painting by your grandma. Unbelievable! ~Brita Haapala

  2. Anna

    I commented on Tom's pictures of this place, but it bears saying again. This place is amazing, it's so mystical looking.

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