This was a February day, canoeing on Lake Quinault in the middle of the rain forest just outside Olympic National Park. Having a windless, sunny day in the middle of winter in the Olympics is the definition of a Happy Day.
This shot was taken on Lake Quinault … in the rain forest, from a canoe.
It’s pretty rare that you get a clear day in the middle of winter in the Olympic rain forests. even rarer when you get one without wind. We paddled to the other side of the lake and had to head back because it was getting dark. But not before we saw a couple of snow geese.
These are some pretty good skipping rocks. I have thrown a lot of them ever since I was a kid. I feel like it is helping them on their journey to the sea. But, I was never very good at getting them to skip. Not like my friend Jeff.
Lunch Lake is in Seven Lakes Basin in the Olympic National Park along the High Divide trail. This is one of the highest usage areas in the park … reservations are required … and hard to get. I would like to get back up there … maybe next year I can score a reservation.
This was one of the best of a lot of magnificent camps in the Olympic National Park. A quiet morning with just a few wisps of mist with the ridge reflecting in the still surface of the lake. Perfection!