Mt. Olympus in
Olympic National Park
In the state with Olympia as the capital. #howsthatforconfusing 🤦🏼♀️ Minus the multiple reminders of which was the mountain, and which was the park, and which was the capital....Olympic National Park was fascinating! It covers mountains, rainforests and the coastline! The Pacific Northwest does not disappoint!
After a two week break I returned to hiking to try and escape the smoke. It was still a bit smoky at Paradise, I often found myself short of breath, but far clearer air than I’ve been experiencing. We hiked from the visitors center along Lakes Trail and then back along Skyline Trail. There were a lot of inclines and it was definitely the most difficult hike I’ve done this summer.
Paradise lived up to its name, it was gorgeous despite the haze with an abundance of beautiful scenery and busy wildlife. Five hours flew by fast. Can’t wait to return! Well... maybe I can. I’m exhausted.