Sunday, August 17, 2014

8/16 Hoh Valley, Olympic National Park, WA

The Hoh is a wide, flat river that drains much of the rainforest here.  It is a long, but worthwhile drive up along the river to the visitor's center and hiking trails. 

I think this is a Western Red Cedar.

This is called the Moss Trail, so lots of ferns and moss. Most of the stuff on this log is Fern Moss.

Western Maidenhair Fern

Western Sword Fern

Lettuce Lichen growing on tree roots.  

 Artist's Fungus

Bracken Fern
Because the soil is so poor, many young trees grow on fallen trees.  Once the "nurse" tree completely decays, the roots of the trees that grew on it, still show its shape and location. 

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