Martin, Mary, Nathan and Kevin trekked to Sol Duc Falls from Sol Duc Hot Spring Resort. The round trip was 10 kilometers. This volkswalk is a seasonal event sponsored by the Olympic Peninsula Explorers Volkssporting Club from Port Angeles.
Looking up the Sol Duc River from the bridge at the Sol Duc Hot Springs.
We walked on the east side of the river on the way up to the falls. Initially, the path was broad and flat. We were shaded by an Alder grove.
The trail took us through the Sol Duc Campground in Olympic National Park.
After leaving the campground, we travelled most of the rest of the way in old growth evergreen forest of fir and spruce.
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Rambling through the forest.
Hard to see, but that is a squirrel.
Beautiful forest trail.
Over the bridge ...
This is a back country shelter next to the trail not far from Sol Duc Falls.
This foot bridge crosses the river at the falls below it.
The river above the falls.
The main falls drop about 30 feet.
The gorge just below the falls and on the upriver side of the bridge.
Looking straight down at water on the downriver side of the bridge. The water level in the gorge is about 50 feet below the bridge.
The view looking downriver from the bridge.
On the bridge. (foreground to background) Mary, Kevin, Nathan in the distance.
The falls and bridge in the distance.
Mary and Kevin.
Two upper sections of the falls.
We took the trail on the west side of the river, named the Lovers Lane Trail, back to Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.
The Lovers Lane Trail was more rugged than the trail on the east side of the river.
One lane bridge. Mary.
Hang on, Mary!
A creek coming down the hillside.
Dense vegetation along the trail.
Mary in red and Kevin in white are dwarfed by the trees.
Sol Duc River from Lovers Lane Trail.
Sol Duc River.
Ferns under the evergreens.
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