All Photos - Brad Lee Dale North

Lifting the Forlorn

When you think “rainforest”, images of deep verdant greens are conjured up. Even a google image search will present you with lush, emerald carpets of moss, lichen and leaves. It’s not often we associate the colors of Fall in this type of environment. However on the Olympic Peninsula, the magical and mystic Hoh Rainforest, one of the largest of the temperate type shows pockets of change at the beginning of Autumn. Many of the green leaves blanket the forest floor in shades of orange and yellow. Early morning light pierces the thinning canopy and enhances the warm palette, seemingly setting it ablaze. Strangely enough, the scent of rain and moisture still lingers in the air, unlike the familiar crisp and for some reason, slightly acrid smell of Fall.

hohrainforestolympicpeninsulafallautumnlandscapesunlighttravelbeautifultreesmosshall of mosses