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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Olympic National Park

Aloha Everyone,

Olympic National Park is located on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The park sprawls across 922,650 acres of land including alpine areas, forests, temperate rainforest and the Pacific coastline.

There is a total of 64 trailheads, 168 miles of roads and 611 miles of trails in the park. This is a perfect place for hikers and lovers of the outdoors. One can choose from short easy hikes, a few miles moderate hikes to longer and more challenging levels considered strenuous.

Approximately three million people visit the park each year, but today with rainy weather, we were among a handful of visitors. Camping sites within the park commands one of the best locations in the rain forest with lake frontage, but these sites are often accessible only on foot.

Today we entered Quinault Rain Forest, Hoh Rain Forest and checked the facility of Rain Forest Village RV Park. It is built right on the shore of Lake Quinault and has electrical and water hookups for Honu. Over the weekend, we are staying at Forks 101 RV Park about 90 minutes north of Quinault Rain Forest. We have strong phone signals and WiFi!

Aloha -- Cathi