Trip Start Jul 15, 2009
71Trip End Jun 01, 2010
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Walking through the river valleys of the Olympics was an inspiring visit. From the expansive views across the river to the minute things we encountered.
In the background it seemed there was almost always the sound of rushing water. At times it dominated the environment. One morning the only audible thing above the sound of the rushing water was the singing of a Winter Wren (very close to our tent).
Present many days was the awesome extent of erosion from floodwaters the previous winters. So many washouts where trail was eroded away. Leaving hikers a bit on their own to figure out how to make way
The Olympics are spectacular and i have been fortunate for the years I have lived there so far. I write this last Washington entry from Spokane. Overall, I don't feel a loss of leaving this place for now, just thankful.
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