Olympic National Park, Washington

photos by Kristen > travel photos

I hiked Ho Rain Forest, Quinault Rain Forest, and Flattery Bay. All featured temperate rainforest typical of the rainy northwest. July is the best time to go because the sun appears for a short time! It was gorgeous, and tropical, and extremely lush. The pictures don't really capture how much moss covers every last thing. The telephone polls. The houses. Everything. I spent five days here but you can really spend a lot of time, and it's hard to book hotels. I would book ahead by two months and plan to spend two weeks. Book a place INSIDE the park.