Sunday, April 19, 2009

Revisited: Sol Duc Falls

As an outdoor photographer, I'm privileged to get to go to a lot of cool places. One of my personal favourites also happens to be just a short trip from home...

Olympic National Park is a special place. I've been able to see the Olympic Mountains from Victoria all of my life, but never made it over there to explore until just a few years ago. What an amazing place! I've never been to a place that feels so pure and pristine, which is surprising given how many people visit the park each year. There are a lot of cool places in Olympic National Park, but one of my favourites is Sol Duc Falls (also spelled Soleduck Falls - I've seen both on signs & maps). A perfect three-pronged waterfall on the Sol Duc River spills into a deep gorge in one of the most spectacular rainforests I've ever been in...

Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc Falls

Sol Duc River Waterfall

Sol Duc River & Waterfall

And after a day of exploring in the damp rainforest of the Sol Duc valley, there's nothing like soaking in the Sol Duc hotsprings, only 5 minutes from the trailhead! If you ever get the chance to explore the Olympics, do it! Check out more photos of Olympic National Park in my Washington State Photos gallery.

Cheers, Josh
Copyright © 2009 Josh McCulloch.


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