Mt. Rainier and Lenticular Clouds - Dec. 2008 copyright: JMM

April 19, 2013

Quinault Rain Forest

Did you know there were temperate rain forests in the United States?  They are located in Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula.  There is the very large Hoh Rain Forest and the smaller but equally beautiful Quinault Rain Forest, next to Lake Quinault.  The area gets about 12 feet of rain per year!  It's beautiful, peaceful and so quiet but for the sound of the little creeks that run off the mountains and into the lake.  There's even an FAA 'no fly zone' over the Hoh Rain Forest in order to preserve the silence.

Willaby Creek, May 2002

May 2002

 2003. It was pouring down rain on this trip; perfect for a stroll in the forest!

Gatton Creek Trail, 2003

Gatton Creek Falls, 2003

Looking down Gatton Creek Falls, 2003. Well worth the hike in the rain!


14 comments:

  1. Spectacular photos, JoJo! What an amazing place of serenity. I love the idea of a no-fly zone to preserve the quiet...sure could use more of that!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful. My husband guessed where it was. I had no idea this here. Thank you for sharing this with us!

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  3. You take great photos. It's amazing the variety of geography we have in the USA.

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  4. Temperate rainforests are great, JoJo. The west coast of Canada also has these forests. The Old Growth trees, with their gnarly roots and new trees sprouting out of the dead wood, are the most interesting to me.

    Love the photos you've taken, you have captured the feeling of these forests perfectly. Nice.

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  5. Another one to add to my Bucket List :0)

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  6. I want one! Why can't we have one here?

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  7. Wow JoJo! That place and these photos are pure magic. I can imagine entering a place filled with mythological/magical creatures by walking across that bridge. Wow. I know I said wow twice, well make that three times now. Breathtaking!

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  8. Goodness this place is amazing and once again,great photos JoJo.
    Is Anyone There

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  9. Thanks everyone. It's such a beautiful place and I was very lucky to get to see it!

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  10. Wow... your pictures are amazing...

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  11. Magical and Mystical...

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  12. Wow, what a magical place! I would love to go there.

    Kathy
    http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com

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  13. Incredible! What a beautiful place! Your photos are a delight to view JoJo, thank you for sharing them with us.

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