Day Trips: Olympic National Park - Maple Glade Rain Forest Trail
The Quinault River Inn (with its five RV spaces) is on the edge of a residential area and I spotted this bus waiting for the kids when I woke up and peered out the back window. It felt a little odd "camping" so close to these houses, but it was quiet in the evening so no complaints from us.
It was chilly in the trailer, so I turned up the heater and made coffee. Another beautiful morning by the river.
Here's a shot of our campsite. Nice level gravel pad with some grassy areas and a picnic table.
Our neighbors on one side left after breakfast, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves for our final day.
After breakfast and puttering around, we drove over to the North Shore and stopped at the Quinault River Ranger Station. It was getting warm in the sun and the sky was full of beautiful white clouds against the bright blue sky. Thankfully, we didn't see a single cougar or bear! (Probably a good thing since I forgot the bear spray and bear bells* in the trailer.)
The fall colors were just beginning to appear. Another week or so and I suspect this view will look a little bit like New England.
*For more about bear bells, click here. The jury's still out.
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