Merry Christmas 2014 – the Adventure Trailer’s first trip!
We went out to the Hoh Rainforest and Kalaloch Beach on the Olympic Peninsula. The weather was beautiful for the 4 days we were out there and it was great to try out the trailer to help with finishing details.
First was the Hoh Rain forest, best part of it there were only 4 other groups in the campground that during the summer would be packed. We hiked up into the forest on the Spruce Nature Trail and into the Hall of Mosses. The trees were huge and beautiful and while out on the Spruce Nature Trail we saw spawning salmon in the creek along the trail.
The week before we visited the rain forest there had been several storms including a strong wind storm. There were several places on the entrance road where we saw trees had been down across the road. At one of the pull outs, there was a Sitka Spruce that had been blown down that had an interpretive sign saying that it was 300 feet tall.
After a couple of days in the rainforest we headed a few miles south to Kalaloch Beach, surprisingly pronounced Clay-lock. The beach is wide and sandy, it was so relaxing to fall asleep to the waves crashing. On our way to the beach, we stopped at the Big Cedar Tree trail and walked out to the tree.
Kalaloch beach from our campsite
Lacuna watching the beach from the bluff above the beach, the beach and a floating tree
Ruby Beach and the Destruction Island Lighthouse
Driftwood on Kalaloch Beach
On the way home, we stopped at the Storm King ranger’s station and hiked up to Marymere Falls.
On the shore of Lake Crescent
See the map: http://ow.ly/JLy3m