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Olympic National Park
Hoh Rain Forest
The Hoh Rain Forest is on the western edge of Olympic National
Park. It is one of the only virgin temparate rain forests remaining in
the United States. We had to hike with minimal stopping on the trail
through the rain forest, because even a 15 second break resulted in a
swarm of hungry mosquitos descending on us.
| Kalaloch Beach is on the southern part of the Olympic Coastal
Strip where the beaches and road come together.
After finishing our tour of the Olympic Peninsula, we headed southwest
to Mount Rainier National Park. There's no photo of the mountain
itself as the day we were there was typical of Pacific Northwest
weather and therefore it was too cloudy for us to get a good, clear
shot of the mountain. Nevertheless, the views of Mount Rainier and
its glaciers at the top of the road to Sunrise were lovely to our
eyes--even if we weren't able to capture that loveliness on film. We were
hoping after the Olympic Peninsula to escape clear cuts and
less-than-friendly establishments. Unfortunately, we found both to be
worse instead of better in the area around Mount Rainier National