Sol Duc Falls.  Sol Duc Falls is one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in Olympic National Park, seen here from a bridge that crosses the canyon just below the falls. Surrounding the falls is an old-growth forest of hemlocks and douglas firs, some of which are three hundred years in age, Sol Duc Springs

Sol Duc Falls, Sol Duc Springs

Old growth forest of douglas firs and hemlocks, with forest floor carpeted in ferns and mosses.  Sol Duc Springs, Olympic National Park, Washington

Sol Duc Springs

Marymere Falls drops 90 feet through an old-growth forest of Douglas firs, near Lake Crescent, Olympic National Park, Washington

Marymere Falls, Lake Crescent

Kalaloch Lodge sits atop bluffs overlooking the Kalaloch River and Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, Washington

Kalaloch Beach

Sunset over the Pacific, Kalaloch Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Kalaloch Beach

Ruby Beach, sunset lights up the trees along the beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach, sunset, Olympic National Park, Washington

Ruby Beach

Ruby Beach and its famous seastack, blurry ocean waves, sunset, Olympic National Park, Washington

Ruby Beach

A small waterfall tumbles through old growth forest of douglas firs and hemlocks.  Sol Duc Springs, Olympic National Park, Washington

Sol Duc Falls, Sol Duc Springs

Log cabin on the trail to Sol Duc Falls, Sol Duc Springs, Olympic National Park, Washington

Sol Duc Springs

Douglas squirrel, a common rodent in coniferous forests in western North American, eats a mushroom, Hoh rainforest, Tamiasciurus douglasii, Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington

Douglas Squirrel, Hoh Rainforest

Kalaloch Lodge sits atop bluffs overlooking the Kalaloch River and Pacific Ocean, Olympic National Park, Washington

Kalaloch Beach

Enormous driftwood logs stack up on the wide flat sand beaches at Kalaloch, Olympic National Park, Washington

Kalaloch Beach

Evening beach fire, Kalaloch, Olympic National Park, Washington

Kalaloch Beach

Water flows past beach cobblestones, blur, Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Ruby Beach

Foggy morning, Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Ruby Beach

Surfer pills are small beach stones eroded into smooth small round shapes, Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Ruby Beach

Lake Quinalt Lodge, Olympic National Park, Washington

Lake Quinalt

Logging companies have clear cut this forest near Lake Quinalt, leaving wreckage in their wake, Olympic National Park, Washington

Lake Quinalt

Trees, morning light and mist, Ruby Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington

Ruby Beach