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Sol Duc Falls and I, Breaker of Droughts (Day 30)

Never been to the Sol Duc part of Olympic National Park before. Now I have. Was pretty, the waterfall was unusual, and the weather was rainy.  I kind of prefer the spelling of droughth with the h at the end. Should’ve used it in the title.

We camped out by the rain forest. Started raining during the night some time — which you sort of expect in a rain forest, I guess. Drove out of there and tried — nearly failed — to get breakfast in Forks. We were, though, able to verify that the town’s economy is still mostly Twilight-based. If only the author had visited before writing the books. So lame.

The hike up to Sol Duc falls was only 0.9 miles from the trailhead, well within tourist range, even with the rain. But on the plus side, it was the first time all trip I got to break out my rain gear, which is really good at keeping rain out. Which you’d think would be true of all rain gear, but alas.

hwy 101 in the rainHighway 101 at 12:11:16 on August 10th.

sol duc fallsSol Duc Falls, with impressive triple-cascade action!

sol duc falls bridgeYou know it’s a tourist when he’s carrying a golf umbrella onto the trail.

crescent lake cloudsAnd then the loch ness monster came and ate our car.

I guess they’d had a long droughth up here. And it’s not that hard for me to look back at my 106-degree Yosemite photos and think about the two averaging out.


  1. Bice710
    August 15th, 2009 at 21:11 | #1

    I just envision you reading aloud and having a speech impediment when you say droughth.

  2. telkontar
    August 18th, 2009 at 22:36 | #2

    I believe you wnet to Sol Duc Hot Springs once as a child.

  3. August 26th, 2009 at 21:28 | #3

    Do you have proof? Didn’t look very familiar.

  4. Telkontar
    August 27th, 2009 at 08:57 | #4

    It included a trip to Dosewallips, which my father said meant that kids get hit twice.

    He was joking.

    I think.

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