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ONP - Hall of Mosses Trail, Hoh Rainforest

ONP - Hall of Mosses Trail, Hoh Rainforest

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Object Title: ONP - Hall of Mosses Trail, Hoh Rainforest

Image Type(s): Hiking, Informational, Scenery


Page By: silversummit

Created/Edited: Oct 24, 2009 / Oct 24, 2009

Object ID: 566931

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Page Score: 85.87% - 21 Votes 

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The Hoh Rainforest is a moderate or temperate rainforest, truly a rarity in the world and in the world of rainforests as well. There are actually three of this type though in Olympic National Park along the Quinalt, Queets and Hoh Rivers. Other temperate rainforests are also found in southern Chile, western British Columbia and New Zealand.

In late August of 2009 I walked the short Hall of Mosses Trail (round trip of less than 1.5 miles) with less than 100 feet of elevation gain. It is a wonderful hike of contrasts with mosses, ferns, fungus, tall firs, hemlocks and spruce as well as a truly unique glade of mossy, "dancing" maple trees. There are even a few wooden benches scattered along the paths to stop and rest and admire the beauty of a rainforest experience.

Feel free to add your images if you have walked this beautiful trail.



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Anya JingleWhat a great album!

Anya Jingle

Voted 10/10

Great photography of such a magical place. Thank you for putting this together. I really enjoyed it. Since I'm viewing it right before bedtime I hope to dream of dancing maple trees tonight ;) Cheers.
Posted Oct 24, 2009 2:50 am

silversummitRe: What a great album!


Hasn't voted

Yes, it is a wonderful place with special things to see at every turn. Thank you for your very kind words! Sweet dreams!
Posted Oct 24, 2009 9:56 am

Bill ReedLove the Hoh!!

Bill Reed

Voted 10/10

Thanks for posting. Makes me what to go back even more!
Posted Oct 24, 2009 9:04 pm

silversummitRe: Love the Hoh!!


Hasn't voted

Thank you! Glad to hear from another Hoh fan!
Posted Oct 24, 2009 9:30 pm

Bill ReedRe: Love the Hoh!!

Bill Reed

Voted 10/10

You may all ready be aware of this, but if you're not and you're interested, check out the Hoh River Trust at this link: http://www.hohrivertrust.org/
They're doing a lot the save and protect the river.

Posted Oct 25, 2009 2:54 pm

John DuffieldOlympic

John Duffield

Voted 10/10

I was surprised how many of the largest trees of their species were in the park. Real monsters.
Posted Oct 31, 2009 10:31 am

silversummitRe: Olympic


Hasn't voted

Me too once I started hiking in the rainforest. I expected the mosses but all those tall, huge trees were amazing. Thanks for visiting.
Posted Oct 31, 2009 11:05 am

myroneEmerald, green...my favorite color


Voted 10/10

Dang Girl!!!
Let's see some green already!!!!!
Beautiful, as always...........
Thank you for sharing, again.
Posted Nov 1, 2009 8:45 pm

silversummitRe: Emerald, green...my favorite color


Hasn't voted

I aim to please! Thanks for noticing!

But I love icy white snow which we get so little of here in the Washington, DC area!
Posted Nov 1, 2009 9:45 pm

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