Olympic Rainforest Trail

« Back to Nature's Champion Olympic National Park, July, 2004 National Geographic Magazine

A path winds through a primeval world where lichens, mosses and other epiphytes coat the branches of vine maples that arch over carpets of wood sorrel. The forest envelopes Sam's River Loop Trail, a route traveled more by elk than by humans in Olympic National Park. <br />
Temperate rain forests in the valley of Queets, as well as the Quinault and Hoh, receive 12 feet of rain a year.
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A path winds through a primeval world where lichens, mosses and other epiphytes coat the branches of vine maples that arch over carpets of wood sorrel. The forest envelopes Sam's River Loop Trail, a route traveled more by elk than by humans in Olympic National Park.
Temperate rain forests in the valley of Queets, as well as the Quinault and Hoh, receive 12 feet of rain a year.
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