Why walk through the forest when you can run through it??
Today we all went to the Hoh rain forest. It’s a beautiful patch of ground. Trees 5 plus stories tall. While it’s not my favorite part of Olympic since its teeming with people I do enjoy the beauty of it. Even with the whining people.
We decided to head down the trail to go to a waterfall 2.7 miles down the trail. It was gorgeous. Granted, after yesterday’s 13(ish) mile hike the boys weren’t actually game for another hike. There was a small amount of temper tantrums on the trail especially when the trail went up.
When we got to the waterfall we turned around. That’s when I decided to run back; 30+ pound pack and all. It was the most enjoyable 3 miles. Big trees, huge ferns, and a gorgeous river. Even with the weight on my back I still felt like I was flying.
I wish more days could be like this. Just sheer joy.