Pacific Northwest Rainforest

Rainforest in the Hoh River Recreation and Conservation Area.

After we arrived in our campground in Port Angeles yesterday, we immediately drove to Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park and drove to Obstruction Point. There was snow in the area and the wildflowers were amazing. As I tried to get pictures, my hands froze. If it was allowed, we would have let Dart romp through the snow since he loves it.

Wildflower with a visiting insect on the Olympic Peninsula.

Today, we visited the Hoh rainforest in Olympic National Park and the surrounding area. It was overcast, sometimes drizzly, and chilly as you would expect. I love the mosses, ferns, and other plant life in the rainforest. We couldn’t hike with Dart, so we settled for pulling over and exploring near the car. It was still worth it. I’m sure venturing further off the road would have been awesome but we enjoyed our rainforest experience nevertheless.

Drive to Hoh Rainforest in Olympic National Park.

On the way back, we saw a few elk which we were not expecting. We pulled off the road for a picnic lunch and Regis found a baby bird in the grasses. We don’t know what kind.

Baby bird in the grass in the Pacific Northwest.

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