Olympic Rainforest

Elk, Quinault River

Kathy and I recently revisited some of my favorite haunts in the Rainforest of Olympic National Park.  We spent a few days photographing in the Quinault and Solduc river valleys with a short visit to Rialto Beach.  Big leaf and vine maples were in prime fall color making a fine complement to the lush greens of the conifers and hanging mosses. A surreal morning band of fog gave us a watercolor view of a herd of elk and we got a rare glimpse of a bobcat, but it vanished before we could photograph it.  A low afternoon sun made the maples glow along the river and made fiery reflections in the water. Later that night we listened to the sweet sound of rain on the roof of our VW camper…

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