The Hoh River and Rainforest

Our final journey during our exploration of the Olympic Peninsula took us to one of the most unique ecosystems in all of North America; the temperate rainforest of the Hoh River Valley. The average annual rainfall of the forest is 120 inches, but we were greeted with another day of clear blue skies. The sunshine filtered down to the forest floor to illuminate the hanging mosses and ferns in an incredible shade of lime green. The crystal clear glacial waters of the Hoh provided the perfect setting for the students to perfect their stone-skipping skills. Our evening activity is a campfire with our guide, Nick; an ideal setting to reflect on our experiences of the trip.