Sunday, November 1, 2015

Hoh Rainforest, Olympic Nat'l Park

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Sharing our visit to the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic Nat'l park. After leaving the beaches the sky cleared up as we headed inland to the Hoh Rainforest and river.


 The Hoh River was formed thousands of years ago by glaciers. Look at the blue color of the river, just gorgeous.


I just missed getting a shot of an American Dipper here at the river. It did not stay still for long.


There are some tall Western Hemlocks, Sitka Spruce, Douglas fir trees and lots of moss and ferns in the Hoh Rainforest. Some of the trees in the Hoh Rainforest can grow up to 312 feet tall and 23 feet in diameter.



These trees growing in a row are growing from a fallen tree called a nurse log, providing water and nutrients as they decay.


Some of the fall colors on the Spruce Trail in the Hoh Rainforest. Some of the trees are the big leaf maples.


The fall colors were beautiful along with all the green ferns and moss on the trail.


Some of the ducks (mallards and merganser) seen near the Hoh Visitor center.

I hope you enjoyed this short visit to the Hoh Rainforest. As always I appreciate your visits and nice comments. Thank you! Have  a happy day and new week ahead!

Thanks for visiting my post and as always I appreciate your comments.

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Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

104 comments:

  1. So that's what the Hoh rainforest looks like when it isn't raining! :) Fabulous fall colors.

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  2. You have some lovely images there, Eileen. It looks as if you had quite varied weather in Olympic National Park.

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  3. Hello Eileen,
    Wonderful pictures of this beautiful nature.
    Great to see.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  4. This a very beautiful to take a wander and the colour are awesome. Love the colour of the water, so clear and the huge trees stratching up to heaven. All your collages are brilliantly put together. Have a great week ahead.

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  5. Oh lucky you...this is a spot I have longed to visit...and your pictures show I was right...heaven on earth.

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  6. Wonderful photos
    Have a nice week ahead.

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  7. So beautiful there...it's a gray and misty morning here and what a contrast to see those lovely deep blues in the first shots. That fallen tree looks as if it's made a gate :)

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  8. You had a gorgeous day to visit the rainforest! Beautiful shots Eileen. Love those enormous trees and the forest floor of ferns. I visited a rainforest on Vancouver Is. once, and it was just amazing with so much moss and everything dripping in wet.
    Wendy

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  9. Beautiful views of the rain-forest. Nature at its best.

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  10. Beautiful pictures of nature!
    Happy week Eileen
    Hug Crissi

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  11. What a gorgeous place, Eileen! I have never been to a rainforest. With all those conifers, where there balsamic smells in the air? Wonderful, big trees and beautiful ferns. Thank you for sharing!
    Have a lovely new week!

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  12. You know I LOVE trees (and color), so you know I was in heaven...

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  13. great place and wonderful shots - happy week :-)

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  14. the trees the trees I love the trees. all of them. wow. and that water is gorgeous... blue skies, trees and water, nothing could be better

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  15. Beautiful autumn Eileen. always comes with great gifts ;)
    I love that tree with its branches makes a bridge!!
    Besos.

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  16. Lovely, a walk in the forest, you can't beat it.

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  17. Various motifs in beautiful collages, a great post!
    Greetings from Germany

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  18. Anyone having blogger comment problems. I have to click on the "I am not a robot" to post my comments.

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  19. Eileen, I think you have the memes all covered, for sure. Great shots of the disappearing autumn.

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  20. I do love those BLUE skies! And the colourful leaves as well!

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  21. Lovely pictures of the Hoh. Isn't the rain forest a wonderful place. Nice series.
    MB

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  22. Gorgeous Inspiration Eileen! I miss Fall, we don't get much of it here in the plains.
    Happy Week Ahead!
    Jemma

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  23. What a gorgeous blue sky. Wow!
    Lovely fall colors as well.

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  24. Just beautiful. I love that part of the country.

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  25. It looks like you had a good time in our part of the continent. Isn't the forest amazing? Your shots are, as always, outstanding!

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  26. I'm trying to decide if I want to go there while we are close. Your photos are very nice.

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  27. love your shots, fun 2 see which areas we both went 2, great minds think alike ( ;

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  28. Lovely photos from this great park. You must have had a great day there.

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  29. such magnificent trees and beautiful blue skies!!!! the fall foliage is so pretty!!!!

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  30. i did not have any trouble posting!!!

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  31. One of many places I;d like to see, thanks for sharing.

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  32. The tall trees are amazing, I've never heard that expression "nurse log" expression but it makes sense. I've also never seen such a blue river. So nice to visit your blog today!

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  33. The word which comes to mind on seeing this place is majestic. Everything about it is awesome!
    Great photos Eileen, and thanks for sharing!

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  34. So beautiful!
    Thanks so much for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/11/waiting-for-metro.html

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  35. Wonderfully beautiful, Eileen!

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  36. The colours are wonderful from the blue of that sky to the red and orange leaves.

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  37. Wonderful images... looks a lot like Scotland

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  38. Breathtaking scenery Eileen, loved your photos of that area. Liked the ones of the ducks also.

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  39. Superb captures of an incredible place, as always, Eileen!! Thank you, as always, for sharing the beauty!! Have a wonderful new week!!

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  40. Great photos of a very beautiful place. That blue river water is especially beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. I love the Fall colors and those beautiful ferns! We went to Tuskawilla Park yesterday and I thought of you. There are SO many birds there and it never disappoints! Enjoy your week. Hugs, Diane

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  42. Wow, what a beautiful, beautiful place! And look at all these fall colours. Amazing!
    Love these pictures so much. I wish I could be there right now and enjoy everything autumn has to offer :)
    Have a happy Monday!

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  43. That pathway is begging for me to have a jog along it. :-)

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  44. This is truly a gorgeous place. I had no idea that trees grew in rows from a fallen tree. The things I learn!

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  45. Wow, i love this ! Really nice !

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  46. You go to the most beautiful places and wonderful series of photos! Beautiful!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  47. It really is a remarkable place. We have a family story about the first time we camped there (in a tent). Over 50 years ago!!! it rained and rained (well, what did we expect?). We were young with four littles (diapers to toddlers) and by the second morning our tent was wet both inside and out. We spent a whole day of precious vacation in a laundromat and then we headed south along the coast until we found sunshine! My husband said he'd never go back to a rainforest. But we did. Many years later. Just the two of us. And we loved it! (And of course now, we wouldn't trade those vacation memories -- even the damp ones -- for anything!!!

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  48. Whata picturesque spot, Eileen...great shots!...:)JP

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  49. Beautiful pictures Eileen. You packed a lot into that post post. Love the trees and the beautiful blue sky. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy week ..

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  50. Walking under the tall trees is so therapeutic.

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  51. Hi Eileen, Your pictures of the rain forest are wonderful. My favorite is the next to last, with the colorful trees and trail. Thanks for sharing this beauty! Have a great day!

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  52. I have always been intrigued by this rainforest. Being from the Caribbean, where we have several rainforests, I have wondered many times how this one compares. Glad that I can take a peek thru your photos.

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  53. Lovely collages and colors of Autumn.

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  54. Hi Eileen, Wow, what a beautiful place. I had forgotten how gorgeous it is there. I visited that area as a child. Not much sign of fall here in Central Florida at the moment as it will push high eighties the next several day here. I hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow!

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  55. This forest almost looks like an enchanted forest from a storybook, Eileen. Such beautiful trees in such a lush setting.

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  56. Wow that is a beautiful National Park. The trees in a row is interesting and the colours are fabulous. I would love to walk that trail.

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  57. The arched tree over the path is amazing.
    I read a tutorial on 'leading lines' in photography this week and the ones in many of your photos jumped out at me. Good job.

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  58. Love the bark and moss on some of those tall trees . . .
    Great photos . . .

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  59. Hello Eileen!:) You have caught the essence of what a rain forest looks like with these beautiful and colourful images. Love, love the tall trees, growing from a fallen one, imagine that! Wow!

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  60. These are wonderful captures of a beautiful park. I hope to see it one day.

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  61. Boy, you sure know how to pick the best places to go. I have not heard of the Hoh Rainforest, but these pictures are mind boggling. I would never have know what some of the trees are so I appreciate your naming them for us ... and I love the concept of the nurse tree. Nature just leaves me with my mouth hanging open. Great series Eileen. Loved it all ...

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  62. Gorgeous ! Would love to walk around there today. So beautiful! Sadly, I am at the other end of the east coast, but the leaves changed this week and it is glorious. Happy Fall!

    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.com/2015/11/halloween-15.html

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  63. What a park! The blue water is truly wonderful. I also like those flaming trees, especially that arch trunk. A delight to read and view as always!

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  64. Hi Eileen, This morning we woke up to a fresh coat of snow on the Olympic Mountains. First mountain snows of the season. I will try to post a pic or two in the days ahead. Thanks, as always, for your kind comments on my blog ... I appreciate them. Have a great day!

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  65. Beautiful blue river and magnificent trees and birds. Great walk. Regards.

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  66. Good morning Eileen! You always travel to the best of places! Such lovely photos. Enjoy your day.

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  67. Beautiful photos! The sparkling water, the blue skies, the autumn colours....

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  68. Such clarity and beauty, Eileen. Gorgeous photos.
    Amalia
    xo

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  69. What a beautiful place, Eileen. Thank you for bringing us along on your trip.

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  70. I know it is not, but your river pictures seem like you made them close to my hometown. ( Innsbruck / Austria )
    :-D Birgit

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  71. this is a place I would love to visit. Still not destroyed. Love it. Especially the arched tree :)

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  72. Once again you share some wonderful photo's and such a great selection.
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan

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  73. That looks like a gorgeous place to take a hike! And a nurse log....learned something new there!

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  74. What a nice place ;-)
    Céline & Philippe

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  75. I adore all of those gorgeous trees!

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  76. Wonderful blue skies in those first captures Eileen and oh! I do love your Autumnal pics with a wealth of golds and rustic reds.

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  77. I showed the husby and said we need to go back and he said probably not, just too far, so I will keep enjoying your shares!

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  78. Wonderful post Eileen. All these lovely photos make me want to hop on a plane.

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  79. What gorgeous scenery and collages here with all these wonderful trees!

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  80. Hi Eileen, your photos are gorgeous and captivating, and lovely waterfowl! I had the same issue as yourself when I commented on a couple of blogs yesterday, the "I am not a robot" made me tick in the little square....then some photos appeared and I had to click on the ones pertaining to whatever they asked. For example, "which photos have pancakes in them". Very annoying. Anyway, I sent an e-mail to Blogger about it and thankfully I haven't had these issues since. I can't stand those things. LOL! :)

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  81. Beautiful area ... wonderful Fall colors. That one tree on the path....how it is curved into an 'arch' is awesome.

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  82. Some really stunning scenery Eileen.

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  83. Boa tarde, perfeito momento fotográfico e apresentação da maravilho e a força da natureza.
    AG

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  84. Dearest Eileen; How magnificent blue sky at the Hoh River and the autumn color, big trees are Fabulous♡♡♡ Thank you for the word 'nurse log', sure is the wonderful and the wonder of the nature, isn't it(^_^)v
    GORGEOUS place and pictures; making me to go along with you :-)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  85. Hello,Eileen!
    How gorgeous photos as always!! All of them are wonderful and especially I like the fourth one that was taken from low angle.

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  86. the majestic towering trees and the sprinkling of autumn colours is wonderful.

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  87. Hello Eileen,
    Wonderful pictures of this beautiful nature.
    Best regards, Irma

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  88. WoW vika träd och så vacker höst du visar
    Ha det gott
    Kram Meta

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  89. Wow what beauty. Love the huge trees.

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  90. Hello Eileen,

    What a lovely collection of autumn photos. Such a lovely park. Is it in your area of the world, I see you're in Maryland. You must take great delight in visiting there.

    Wishing you a beautiful day...
    Brenda (from Alberta, Canada)

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  91. That is one beautiful place Eileen. The trees especially are simply wonderful.

    If it's any consolation our European Dippers are equally flighty and difficult to photograph.

    Enjoy the rest of your week and I hope it stays dry and sunny for you.

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  92. These are again beautiful pictures of autumn colors in the park. I'm really impressed by the many beautiful trees and flowing streams. Beautiful colors also the bladeren.In the last photograph then again many beautiful ducks :-)

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  93. Beautiful photos Eileen! It's been decades since I've been to this area. Your photos make me want to get back up there.

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  94. Too beautiful for words...love that first shot in the second collage...and love that nest to the last collage, too.

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  95. Oh my, beautiful place!! The river is so beautiful and amazingly blue. Great shots of a wonderful national park, Eileen!

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  96. A very beautiful and peaceful place...
    I love those huge trees!
    Remarkable shots, Eileen!
    All the best!
    Ana

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  97. Buen fin de semana Eileen ;)
    Besos.

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  98. Eileen... I can't remember if you had left a comment on Pat's Bailey Road after her passing Thursday.. Her husband Rick is reading them...Michelle

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  99. It's my first time visiting your blog Eileen, but I have to say I've had a delightful time.
    You have some amazing and wonderful photo's.
    I adore trees so I was in my element!
    Thanks for sharing ;D

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  100. I can't wait to visit this area. You really have taken some stunning shots here. Sorry about the Dipper. They can be tricky and flitty:) Perhaps on your next trip back:)

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