Hoh Rainforest

March 20-22, 2005

For Wanda's 40th birthday, we took a long weekend trek to the Olympic Peninsula - including Cape Flattery (the furthest NW point in the continental US - too rainy that day for photos). Wanda was suffering from a bad cold in addition to being 30 weeks pregnant, so we only went on short hikes this time. Once again we were incredibly lucky on our hike - we had two sunny days in a rainforest.


Rialto beach with incredible waves w/random backpackers

imperfect tripod setup but close enough

John playing on the beach

more playing among the logs

these logs are huge!!

Wanda's artsy shot of driftwood

John's artsy shot of seastacks

our first view of moss-covered Maples in the Hoh Rainforest

Wanda among the fantasy land trees

moss, moss, everywhere

John looking cute again!

Hoh river with snowy hills

Ruby beach

a beaver's dream dam

Wanda's artsy sunset shot

John's artsy sunset shot

rare sunny day at Lake Quinault

Gatton waterfall near Quinault Lodge

Nurse stump

Lake Quinault with the Olympics in the distance and a clearcut in the foreground

Our picnic lunch spot before heading home