What remains near Mt. Saint Helens was probably little compared to what was there before the eruption. There is still new growth that is coming in but this is one of the many dead trees lying in the pumice stone covered hills.
The rain forest in Olympic National Park was really awesome. There was no rain and the sun was out but the ferns and moss were still dense in this part of the park. The trail “Hall of Mosses” was an easy walk and had lots of great vegetation but of course pretty busy and a lot of people. I took this looking up at the mosses draping over the maples.
It is hiking time. Hiking is really something that I enjoy and of course capturing photos. Black Rock is a short hike within Shenandoah National Park. It was something to relax on, easy walk, short and a place to sit and have a 300 degree view.
Taken with a Bessa R4M on Ilford Delta 100 pushed to 200
So I managed to get in some time and drive 3.5 hours to Cascade falls that were a lovely falls but for some reason I didn’t get any good pictures of the falls so I might try again some day. The hike was great and cool, a nice breath from the summer. The trail travels right along the stream the entire time so there is always a photo opportunity. I even stopped by Mountain Lake right after this where the filmed Dirty Dancing.