Journal entry – 5 May 2016, Thurs – Hiking and Twisting

We hop on the motorcycle and head back to the park. On the way we pick up some stamps at a Post Office and send along the most recent post cards (and Mother’s Day cards!) We explore the nature trail and then head to the visitor center to park and hike more. The forest is beautiful!


At one point we stopped to see the World’s Largest Sitka Spruce. Lots of big trees here recently!

World's Largest Sitka Spruce World's Largest Sitka Spruce

Back on the motorcycle, we head on into the park (we’ve only been in forest until this point) and stop along the road to scramble up to the foot of a waterfall to enjoy our lunch.

picnic next to waterfall

Further along, we decide to head a mile up a trail to check out a lake. Along the way Ashley steps wrong or slips off a log or something and twists her ankle pretty badly. She must have stepped on a branch that “cracked!” loudly and first caused concern that she had broken something. That ended up not being the case, but our hiking was put on hold until she heals. We headed back to the RV for the night.

Saturday we’ll be meeting up with Cole and Elizabeth (the Switchback Kids) in Port Angeles before heading on to Jackie’s!