Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Washington

The Hoh Rainforest is a magical place. It is one of the largest temperate rainforests in the United States. This area gets a whopping yearly rainfall of 140-170 inches (that’s 12-14 feet). 

The Sitka Spruce and Western Hemlock grow to enormous sizes (312 feet) and there are loads of Coast Douglas Firs and Maple Trees. Under this amazing canopy is an understory of ferns, mosses and lichens blanketing the ground.

During our visit we were happily hiking in the rain– isn’t that what you hope for in a rainforest?



“Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” ~ Langston Hughes



Lifting Fog, Olympic National Forest

Lifting Fog, Olympic National Forest



Moss and Branches, Hoh Rainforest

Moss and Branches, Hoh Rainforest



“Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet.” ~ Roger Miller



Moss and Light

Moss and Light



Newborn Fern

Newborn Fern



“Don’t threaten me with love, baby. Let’s just go walking in the rain. ~ Billie Holliday



Roots and Trunks, Hoh Rainforest

Roots and Trunks, Hoh Rainforest



Rain and Maple Leaves

Rain and Maple Leaves


Morning Walk

Morning Walk


Mossy Silhouette

Mossy Silhouette




“For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow




Sitka Spruce and Moss

Sitka Spruce and Moss



Fern Floor

Fern Floor



“Being soaked alone is cold. Being soaked with your best friend is an adventure.” ~ Emily Wing Smith

Just Walking in the Rain

Just Walking in the Rain



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  1. Amazing shots of an amazing place. I was up here earlier in June. Carrie and I hope to be moving to Bellingham Washington next year

  2. Stunning beauty! I really love the mossy trees. You’ve captured Washington’s rainforests wonderfully.

  3. Raindrops my fav. Love how you got it just as it was about to seemingly drop Jane. (semi action photo). Raindrops are my new fav image item to experiment with. Prob cause its been raining in my neck of the woods way too much. dsuppl

  4. We went to this area in 1970 and fell in love. It is one of our favorite parks. Brings back great memories.

  5. What shall i say… Just fantastic ! We don´t have anything like that in Sweden. Thank you for taking us with you on this hike ! // Maria

  6. Oh Jane, I can smell that delicious wet forest scent – beautiful images.

  7. Absolutely phenomenal!!! I do adore how the moss and the lichens tend to “glow” against the backdrop of dark dank wood in the sodden forest, such exquisite, rich colour. Gorgeous vitative photos, fantastic post, many cheers,

    Autumn Jade

  8. Now, that’s my type of landscape! Beautiful greenery, I love the moss growing all over. I hope I can make it there one day. Washington State is a lot greener than Southern California for sure!

  9. Fantastic .shots…..mysterious & intriguing!! Loving your quotes…especially “some ppl walk in the rain..others just get wet” Hmmmmmm….GREAT stuff

  10. Through your lens you bring hidden lush greens out into the open. Beautiful photography!

  11. Pics are fabulous but I like the quotes even better!

  12. Reblogueó esto en Manuel Puentes Rojasy comentado:
    I like the fog and I love this photo.

  13. loved your shots….

  14. Love all the shades of green. That is a lovely, damp place.

  15. Wow, I never heard of it, it is certainly not Hoh-Hum. Great photos.

  16. These are wonderful photographs. What an amazing place – I wasn’t aware it existed. Thanks.

  17. These are beautiful!

  18. Those are absolutely outstanding Jane! Would love to see this.

    • Hi Phil, Thank you! You would love it. I know there is a lot of wildlife to shoot, too, but it was quiet when we were there. It was great to go outside of summer…very few people.

  19. Love the furry trees

  20. Jane, the greens and the mood are amazing. What a treat to see your take on the rainforest. So wonderful.

  21. Jane, great shots. The fern is exquisite. It looks like such an interesting place. K

  22. It looks very good ! I whould love to visit a rainforest myself one day 🙂

  23. You are right. This is a very magical place.
    Thanks for sharing
    Cheers Angela 🙂

  24. Love them. Especially those two rain soaked folks!

    Sent from my iPhone

  25. Wow! If you stay in the forest too long, do you turn green? It looks magical! Suzie

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