Mountains, seashore, and rainforest.
|Olympic National Park consists of three different ecosystems.|
|Hiking through diverse landscapes is a prime activity in Olympic.|
|Madison Falls was an easy hike.|
First, we hiked the Madison Falls trail on Olympic Hot Springs Road that runs along the Elwha River. It’s a short trek on an accessible path to a tall, slender fall, the first of many we would see in the park. Trail guides identify trees and ferns, so we looked for different varieties of flora—and stopped to take photos of many.
|Hiking to Marymere Falls took us|
through lush vegetation.
|Green is the color of the day along |
hiking trails in the rain forest.
|Overlooking Crescent Lake, a scenic spot in Olympic National Park.|
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier