After leaving misty Mora, we decided to risk it all and head to the Hoh Rain Forest. We had already proved we can brave the elements, so whats a little rain. We can handle it!
We arrive in the Hoh Rain Forest and it is sunny, 80 degrees and green, green green. We decide to take a short trail called Trail of Mosses. And true to its name there is Plenty of Moss. Since we have been living in the Rain Forest side of the Olympic Mountains for the last week we have seen plenty of green and oodles of moss. But this place is just Beautiful.
The diversity of the color and shades of green and all textures in the rain forest are amazing.
We risked rain and got sunburned! We we positively HOT after our hike. We have definitely found cool temperatures in our summer travels which have rarely been up to the seventies. So we head back to our mountain retreat at Sol Duc campground, a little farther North and East in the Olympic Peninsula.
On the Benchmark I found the campground confusing as the Benchmark listed an RV Resort and I KNEW it would Not be our kind of place and I was so right. On up the road anther 1/4 mile is another campground which is part of the Olympic National Park so it had great senior prices of $7.00 per nite. Most of the sites were adequate for us but might be challenging for a big rig. If you want hook ups or are traveling with a big rig the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort might better serve your needs.
Finding a level spot that provides enough sun to charge the battery is a challenge deep in the forest.