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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Olympic National Park - Part 2

After visiting Hurricane Ridge we followed Hwy 101 west along Lake Crescent. Named for its shape, the lake is 10 miles long and 624' deep. Storm King Mountain at 4,534' sits on its south shore.
At a lakeside viewpoint we got an upclose view of some interesting trees we had been seeing alongside the road.
Notice the bright tree where the red bark? is peeled back.

..We stopped at Ruby Beach, part of the Pacific shoreline section of Olympic National Park.

Tons of logs had been washed up on the beach so it was difficult even getting there. It's not a sand beach but a rock beach. Most of the rocks are about 1 to 2" thick and 5'6" in diameter. In other words, flat rocks.

Just had to show you the size of some of the washed up logs.

Nolan posing on the shady side of one of the sea stacks.

As we headed south and west on Hwy 101, we saw this huge cloud developing to the west.

Technically in the Olympic National Forest, this rain forest is like the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park.

We got there after the Ranger Station had closed so we didn't get any information but we did see a lot of moss covered trees.

There were a lot of huge ferns growing on the ground.

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