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Monday, October 21, 2013

The Beautiful Quinault Rainforest!

I hope you enjoyed the cranberry post from yesterday.  This was our last full day on our short little vacation.  We had never been to the Quinault Rainforest and it was only about 35 minutes north so we decided to go that way.  It turned out to be a great decision!  We saw a beautiful old lodge,some huge trees, a pretty lake and more interesting mushrooms than I can count!  In fact, this week-end they are having a mushroom festival.


 I guess this photo shows why Washington is called the Evergreen State!!

 This is one of the very old National Park Lodges built in 1926., very warm and inviting.


I am just showing you a few of the most unusual mushrooms .  We saw many more.

 My DH says these look just like fried eggs.


 I call this one the space ship!



 The purpose of the hike was to see this lovely waterfall.

 This Valley is home to 6 conifer trees recognized by the Forestry Association  as the largest living specimens of their species.  This tree was not one of them. Still so amazing.

On our way down, we saw this warning.  The sign said to make noise!  I talked to my DH all the way down!!!

 It takes a lot of rain to grow these giants!


Thanks so much for joining me on this great little trip.  I'll catch up on cross stitch on my next post!

18 comments:

  1. I enjoyed the pictures of the mushrooms. I like to take pictures of the flora and fauna when we are travelling:)

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  2. What a great sidetrip! Those mushrooms aer so unusual...especially the fried egg ones.

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  3. So pretty Barb. What a special day. The tree are like cathedrals..

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  4. Fantastic photos, I especially love the last one of the lake. It is beautiful.

    Those mushrooms are like alien life forms.

    As much as I like big cats I certainly wouldn't want to meet a wild one. I enjoyed reading the sign on what to do should you cross paths with one.

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  5. Amazing pictures.
    The last one is beautiful!
    Greetings from Germany

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  6. I do love your road trip posts Barb . Great pictures . I love the fried egg mushrooms. Breakfast in one go ,yum . The other one looks like a bird bath to me ,lol .
    Thanks for sharing x

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  7. Wow, those are some big trees!
    Love the Spaceship. :)
    The lake is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Marilyn

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  8. Wow! What a great post. I love your exploring.

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  9. Beautiful! Love the old lodge...mushrooms are so cool.

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  10. I find fungi facsinating and the 'fried egg' fungi is fantastic.great phots Barb,thank you

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  11. Great photos ! Such strange mushrooms :) The waterfall is beautiful !

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  12. i would love to visit this place. i wish i knew more about mushrooms. my father and grandfather were foragers. really cold and snow here later today!

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  13. Great Pictures. The strange mushrooms are really interesting.

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  14. This forest looks positively enchanted! Thanks for sharing it.

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  15. Piękna wycieczka.Dziękuję za fotorelację -mogłam zobaczyć pierwszy raz takie ciekawe grzyby i piękne widoki.

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  16. Such a gorgeous trip you took, Barb. Those egg mushrooms are so funny and I love the look of that lodge, too!

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