Monday, August 18, 2008

Road Trip '08: Day 13

Olympic National Park, WA:
Hiked to Marymere & Sol Duc Falls and hung out at Lake Crescent

Miles driven today= 45
Total miles driven= 1786

Yes, I'm a tree hugger--I heart them so much that I had to hug one! It has been so wonderful being surrounded by these beautiful and magnificent trees. Look at how big this one is, and it definitely wasn't the biggest one we saw...

Our Lake Crescent campsite was so awesome that we wanted to stay another night, which also meant we would be able to spend the day checking out a couple of sites nearby. Drove about halfway down the length of the lake to the Storm Ranger Station, which had some trails that started there. We hiked the one that led us through old-growth forests, and ultimately to Marymere Falls...

Then we drove over to the trail that led us to Sol Duc River and Sol Duc Falls (the 7th waterfall I've visited this trip!) Sol Duc River is pretty long and also runs right outside of Forks--it is the river that the Cullen house is right by and the one that Edward's room overlooks. Although we're at another end of the river, can you imagine it?...

We spent the rest of the evening chilling back at our campsite. Alicia plopped her chair down by the lake's edge and wrote in her journal. My camera battery was being stupid and said it was low on battery, although I had just fully charged it a couple of nights ago. Luckily, the people at the nearby general store were nice enough to let me use one of their outlets. While sitting at the picnic bench and waiting for the battery to charge, I chatted with one of the workers there--a nice fellow from the midwest who was just working on the Peninsula for the summer.

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