There was something mystical about this rainforest 🌿
We have just a couple more pictures to share of the Hoh Rainforest and Hall of Moss as we have left the peninsula and are headed northeast for Barter Faire!
If you look real hard, you can find me losing myself in this gorgeously lush rainforest 🌿 🙃
has a spooky opportunity for you! 🕸 Take a day trip from Grays Harbor and join in on a Halloween hike through the Hoh Rainforest where your guide will be sharing haunted stories and frightening legends from the Olympic Peninsula. After hiking through the mossy wonderland at dusk, return to Forks and cap off the night with the Rain of Terror haunted house. 🦇
for more information! 🌲
Had to get the tide charts out for this hike. 6am low tide.
A day of beauty, gratitude and honoring in one of the few rainforests in the US. This living forest once stretched from California to Alaska and what is in Washington is what is left after colonization. #hohrainforest
The forest has tales to tell for those who are willing to listen. #hohrainforest
The one thing that surprised me most during our hike in the Hoh Rainforest was just how quiet it was. I expected to see and hear birds but instead was greeted with silence.
Was this a rare day? Or is it normal? 🤷♀️
Family time at the peninsula. Beaches, rainforests, frybread, and so much fun.
Lesson from earlier this spring: even when hiking solo, you’re never toadally alone in the rainforest.
Amphibian puns aside, I’m grateful for another round of adventures in this beautiful park and for the friends (new and old) that made these last six months especially incredible. Olympic, you’ve taught me so much and you’ll always have my ❤️. #rangerlife #hohrainforest
A lovely afternoon at Olympic National Park.
Hoh rain forest was full of old growth trees like this, Which made us feel very small and young.
We left Olympic National park around 4 days ago now. We had never seen natural surroundings change soo drastically in such short transitions. Wether it was a small hike or rounding a few turns in the van.
From snow capped mountains in the interior, spilling down to lush rainforests ending with such a unique coastline on the fringes.
Yogi Bhajan once said that when we got to the Aquarian age (which we transitioned into in December 2012) 1/3 of the population will commit suicide, 1/3 will go mad, and 1/3 will wake up. All three possibilities can seem so real on any given day. We’re living through some confusing, bewildering times. I remember studying climate change in college as something that might happen in the future. In grad school I studied the mental health effects of being disconnected from nature, the bridge between what’s happening on Earth and its effects on our psyche. Now it’s fully here and happening and we’re being called to wake up and evolve into higher consciousness really quickly. There’s no time to pretend it’s not happening or to continue business as usual. There’s no gurus or experts to look to. You’re the one you’re waiting for. The answers are within – in your heart. In your intuition. When you spend time in nature, your heart is able to connect to the electromagnetic currents that connect everything living thing on the planet and so you’re able to tap into a deeper wisdom, the wisdom that is needed for these times. Let the Earth speak to you and through you. And then you can begin to answer the question: What did you do once you knew? PS: I’m in SF but posting photos from travels and nature immersions over this past year — when I was doing the work but didn’t yet have the words/strength to share.
Such a cool drive! The trees were so big and thick. Everything was so green!
I just love the messiness of this place. Can’t wait to do the 3-4 day hike next spring —— only got a 6 mile taste of it this weekend.
From 2nd Beach to Oil City
It is such a privilege to be able to have the ability to travel and see an ancient and preserved rainforest. On this rare, sunny but chilly Saturday in the middle of Olympic National Park, I got to do some wandering...Unbelievably, there were not many people around. It was so so quiet. Incredible. America did something right: the national parks are an absolute treasure. "The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness." John Muir
#hohrainforest #olympicnationalpark #nationalparks #solotravel #weekends
Apparently its mating season here for the elks.
They are full of testosterone and the rest of the herd seemed pretty well afraid of him.
We watched him for a little while, as he charged about clearing his Path as he went. Safe to say he watched us too!