Think I am just thinking.

Words are but thoughts made visible.

Washington’s Crescent Lake, Marymere Falls Trail area.

Heading toward the Hoh, you have the change to take a drive along the the isolated yet beautiful Lake Crescent area.  Stop off at the Ranger Station and you can take a short hike into the one of the Northwest’s tallest forests.  Here you will walk past giant Spruce’s towering over 200 feet overhead.  Taking a short detour uphill and you will find one of the area’s many spectacular waterfalls.

Follow the signs and you will find your way up to Marymere Falls.  This is a relatively short trial going back into old growth forest, crossing over Barnes Creek and the run off from the falls near it’s entry into Barnes.  Walking through old growth Spruce is a treat, in and of itself.  Having a chance to walk among tree’s that were alive back when my grand parents and likely my Great grand parents were just children, brings to life how precious these trees truly are.  Those who chose to make this area a National Park area, have done us and our children, and children’s children, a great service.  Our National Park Service forms the basis of one of our greatest national resources.  One your next vacation, take advantage of what has been saved for you to enjoy with your family, friends or even just by yourself.  

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September 9, 2008 Posted by | Lake Crescent, Washington State | , , | Leave a comment