Photographer's Note

This photo's taken on the Hoh River Trail in the Hoh Rain Forest in Olympic National Park in Washington state. The trail winds through the very, very green rain forest and follows along the Hoh River. Everything along the trail is covered with something that's growing -- moss, lichens, ferns, mushrooms. The color of the place is surreal and feels like some sort of fantasy (especially if you've just been in the gray granite rocks of the Sierras).

We ended up hiking to Five Mile Island (it's a ten-mile round-trip from the trailhead; go figure). It barely rained on us, which was nice except that it seems like if you're going into the rain forest you should necessarily get drenched. Maybe next time.

The photo shows my nephew crossing a bridge over one of the creeks that feeds into the Hoh River. This was just prior to his having a near-death experience brought on by a horsefly bite (it was not really a near-death experience, but from his hollering you might have thought it was).

The visit to the rain forest was part of a four-month road trip I took from July through November of last year. If you're interested, I blogged about it at

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  • Copyright: Brian Dunn (bdunn02) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 24] (73)
  • Genre: Lieux
  • Medium: Couleur
  • Date Taken: 2009-08-09
  • Categories: Nature
  • Camera: Canon A710 IS
  • Exposition: f/3.5, 1/100 secondes
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  • Versions: version originale
  • Date Submitted: 2010-02-11 11:35
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