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Woke up to an amazing view of Lake Crescent which we would have completely missed if we had continued in the dark. The water was intensely blue and the vegetation around the lake was lush and green, accented by the autumn leaves of the aspen trees. The biking around Lake Crescent was arguably the most adverse for bicycles we have traveled so far. A plethora of logging trucks zoomed by us with ...
... along a boardwalk was like being in the Lord of the Rings or Star wars forest. truly magical. I expected an elf to pop out anytime.
All in all the trip was 2 hours of ferry, 8 hours of drive, 1 hour of walking and 1 hour of enjoying the view. We did it in one day because we need to begin our eastward trek this weekend. Next time we will spend a longer, more leisurely visit on the peninsula.
Our next stop in the Olympic National Park was Lake Crescent. At an official maximum depth of 624 feet (190 m), it is officially the second deepest lake in the state. The Lake is known for its brilliant blue waters and exceptional clarity, caused by a lack of nitrogen in the water which inhibits the growth of algae. It is located in a popular recreational area which is home to a number of trails, we took ...
... raven pecking at the bag on my bike. Seems that the crackers in Bill's tank bag had attracted the wildlife. It got a small cloth and pen out of the bag but missed the crackers.
Got in line for the ferry to Victoria, BC with several other bikers. Turned out to be a man, his brother, and his son returning from a tour to LA. We shared stories and they gave use ...
... a grain of rice perched atop a tiny mushroom that grew out of a downed log at the foot of the world's largest spruce tree. I burrowed deep inside a decayed tree stump to photograph wild mushrooms and wondered how many generations are left before the stump collapses. The Olympic Peninsula is a perfect playground to get lost in...at least for those who are interested in life science.
Knight, at the Quinault Rain Forest