We woke up the next morning at Erickson Bay (how we got there) to clear skies and calm water and paddled back to head to our next adventure.
We drove to Hoh Rainforest but along the way checked out Kalaloch campground (since it’s one of the few you can reserve) for future trips and wrote down what sites we would want to stay in.
We also stopped along the beautiful coastal drive to smell the ocean and feel the breeze (which made us realize camping ON the beach might require some tie downs).
Hoh rainforest was our big stop of the day.
We did the two short loops from the visitors center (hall of mosses and spruce nature trail), taking our time to check everything out.
Then we did a short stop at Quinault (a 45 minute ish drive away if I remember right) after returning the bear canister to the south ranger station.
There’s a half mile trail (rain forest nature train) that costs $5 for parking but is worth it!
A short drive and short walk away is the world’s largest Spruce tree!!
This Sitka Spruce is almost 59 feet… In circumference!
191 feet tall!
Aaand about 1000 years old and still standing!
Then we headed home. Our path took us all the way around the Olympic National Park in one weekend!