Thursday, August 18, 2011

Writer in the Woods

Lake Quinault has roads on both its north shore and its south shore; these are connected by a bridge across the river in the upper valley.
This allows the sightseer to enjoy a beautiful drive around the entire lake. Be aware - the eastern portion of the loop is frequently closed during the winter months.

With only two remaining weeks on this "tour" of the Olympic National Forest, the Lady Fern is our last featured fern. It can grow to five or six feet high, and like all rain forest ferns, prefers a moist shady spot to grow. This delicate specimen has lacy green leaves that are easily bruised or broken; because of its fragile beauty it is a popular subject in poetry.

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