Sunday, July 27, 2008 – Olympic National Park

Hoh Rain Forest

Originally uploaded by marymompics

Just a quick post to say that the Hoh Rain Forest in the Olympic National Park is amazing. We took a short hike on the Moss Trail and the scenery was spectacular. There was moss hanging everywhere. It was abundantly green. And everything is gigantic. Trees here grow way bigger because of the conditions. There are spruces that are 300 feet high! And because it is a rain forest, it rained on cue. But the leafy canopy is so thick that few raindrops reach the ground. At Passover John always tells the story of Rabbi Akiba who walked between the rain drops to fool the Romans. In the rain forest it was actually possible!

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