Olympic National Park covers a large portion of the Olympic Peninsula, the north-west corner of Washington State, and protects the local flora and fauna from being wiped-out by zealous over-logging. It covers a variety of eco-systems: Pacific coastline, glaciated mountains, and rain-forest.
Most of our day there was unfortunately a rainy one, with fog-obscured views and miles of windy roads. We didn’t get to explore much until later in the afternoon when the rain finally broke in the “Hoh Rain Forest”, of all places, which can receive up to 165 inches of rainfall a year! We really loved hiking the trails there, and marveling at the lush greenery, mosses, mushrooms, giant slugs, and even wild elk! It is definitely one of the world’s most beautiful places!