|The Largest (?) Sitka Spruce|
We followed that by driving along the north shore to a ranger station and nature trail - that is very well done and very informative. Some parts of the trail reminded me of east Texas bayous.
The day ended at a very special place - Lake Crescent Lodge. Lake Crescent is a gem in the northwestern corner of Olympic National Park. A deep crescent shaped lake perhaps five miles long, Lake Crescent has steep mountains on both sides. The Lodge is an old-style resort hotel with a couple of dozen old cabins and some motel rooms. It reminds me of the Watson House, an old hotel that sat at the end of a lake in the Poconos that my family knew 60 years ago. It is a place of calm and quiet.