Chai and I first took the ferry to Victoria to meet up with Steve. And we jumped into Steve's truck and headed for
the Port Angeles ferry. Our destination would be Hoh Rain Forest, which would take us 4 hours of driving.
We made good time to arrive at the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center to get a permit. We were lucky we were earlier
enough. We started to do something that we've never done before, trying to make 21km in 5 hours. Three of us were
good hikers, but 4km/hour with heavy pack was very hard-cored indeed. We virtually marched along Hoh River with no
stops. We did see a family of 3 deers on the trail.
The Rain Forest was very met and moist. We saw the most incredible red cedars and yellow cedars. They were huge and
most stood at least 100 feet tall. Moss grew on every single tree.
Only National Park in the USA will have a sign like this, No Weapons!
Look at the thick moss
Keep going ...Steve
This part got burnt down 10 years ago
8 feet diameter Red Cedar
Flowers blossomed here
Hey, did you got it?
We made the 21km in 5 hours 15 mins. What a hike !! We made camp and eat, and sleep immediately. The
next morning, we went Glacier Meadows to see if we could do a summit. The meadow was beautiful, differnt
coloured flowers were growing on the endless green. We kept going up until we reached the bottom of the
glacier. We slowly climbed up and rested on a relatively high point. We figured out we could go further with
ice axes and crampons. We sat there and watched 2 groups of mountaineers traversing across the glacier.
Overlooking Mt Olympus
Doesn't it make you think we are so small in the world?