American Guide. Olympic Peninsula Rain Forest. Waddle Creek State Park.


 

fvebuszeapgutgb0lqv5The western half of the  state of Washington’s rain forests are quite the contrast to the eastern’s  arid deserts, of  scrub trees, sage and cacti. Giant trees , ferns and other fauna grow immense with the abundant rain. Lush and dense hues of green and brown the forest surrounds and blankets the individual. I enjoy listening to the rain fall patter patter at times as well as a raging torrent beating  against the tent. Whether a mist or deluge or something in between the water from the heavens is a Constant.   The musky dampness of decaying detritus permeates the Olympic Peninsula rain forest and the gray clouds dip down to the earth like blanketing the forest like a lid on a pot.

Waddle Creek camp ground is just a few miles from the capital Olympia and is very convenient (and cheap) and pleasant site to bed down  if you happen to be site seeing in Olympia and do not wish to stay in a hotel.  The camp ground is staffed with a host and the park rangers come through often.

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