The Staircase, Olympic National Park

Cushman Lake & a Hike at The Staircase in Olympic National Park

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Cushman Lake

We’re in Hoodsport, Washington now.  Maura, our granddaughter is visiting and soon our daughter Victoria will arrive.  We have a lot to see in a short period of time with them but started out today in Olympic National Park.  Maura and I took the Staircase Rapids Trail out of the Ranger Station at The Staircase which took us through a forest of large trees, covered with moss.

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Beautifully maintained Trail

Sunlight through the Old Growth Trees

 

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Sunlight!

Moss Covered Trees

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Forest

Fungus on Trees

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Fungus

Wildflower finds the sun it needs.

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Wildflower

Suspension Bridge on Trail

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Foot Bridge

 

 

Water Flowing Under Bridge

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Low Flow due to Light Snow Pack

Butterfly Drying his Wings by River.  Taken by Maura!

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Butterfly

We only Touched a tiny corner today of this American Treasure, Olympic National Park.

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Bruce and Maura
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Olympic National Park