Christmas in the Hoh Rain Forest

For Christmas, I drove up the coast and into the Olympic National Park to spend the day exploring a small section of the Hoh Rain Forest. The area I visited is generally known as “The Hall of Mosses.” Dense club mosses cover the trees and keep the park a moist vibrant green throughout the winter. A constant downpour of rain ensured I saw more elk than people on the trail. I also saw the end of the spawning season for oceanic coho salmon swimming up the Hoh River. They were massive fish, over two and a half feet long. The males had bright red sides and long, hooked snouts. Truly a breathtaking sight to behold. Can you feel the magic?

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