Blogging About Critters Since 2007

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Another Wildlife/River Viewing: this time closer to home

Port Angeles Washington Penninsula along the Hoh River.

Hikers can find great treks along Olympic National Park rivers, such as the Hoh River Trail southwest of Forks.The long drive is well worth the time to see the moss-covered trees, wildlife and free-flowing river.The extensive damage suffered by the park during the fall and winter is readily apparent as you drive over the one-lane bridge across the road washout.You’ll also notice it as you hike through the freshly chainsawed gaps in the trees that have fallen across the trail.Check in at the visitor center for a map, sundown times and the latest weather, trail and wildlife conditions plus a backcountry permit if you plan to camp.The trail begins on a path that winds behind the visitor center. The first thing you encounter is a sign warning of a wasp’s nest and advising you to move quickly until you reach the next sign.

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