Tag Archives: forests

A Day in the Forest

Winters in the Pacific Northwest can certainly be dismal and gloomy with all the rain we get. But on those days when the clouds part and rays of sunlight break through, the local parks can get quite crowded. Everyone seems … Continue reading

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Hiking Twin Firs Trail in Mount Rainier National Park

If you love giant conifers in lush, evergreen forests, then you should check out the Twin Firs Trail, next time you visit Mount Rainier National Park. The trail is located in the lower forests of the park on the way … Continue reading

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Return to Quinault Rain Forest

It’s been a few years since I revisited Lake Quinault and the Quinault rain forest, located in the Olympic National Park, Washington. There are 4 designated coastal, temperate rain forests in the state. The Quinault rain forest is the most … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland

It’s November here in the Pacific Northwest and that means SNOW for the mountain areas. We had some pretty good snowfalls already in the higher elevations of the Cascade Mountains, with a few inches at the highest ski resorts. It’s … Continue reading

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Autumn at Bloedel Reserve

The Pacific Northwest is being hammered by our first November windstorm, along with plenty of rain. Any weak leaves left on trees will, no doubt, be ripped off before all is said and done. Fortunately for me, I had the … Continue reading

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