Saturday, July 19, 2008

Olympic National Park

My national park palette was whetted today with a trip to Olympic. What a huge park! It boasts of scenic and rocky coastal lines, rain forests, mountains (with snow in July), lakes and natural hot springs. I did not do Olympic National Park justice, by any means, today. I barely brushed acquaintance with a few of its pearls.

Olympic would be the perfect national park for a week-long camping trip where much time was reserved for looking, for depth of "acquaintanceship." There is much in the park to behold, much too much for just one day.

The pictures, in order, show the Hoh Rain Forest, the Hoh River, windy Rialto Beach (on the Pacific shoreline) and Lake Crescent.