HIKING MADISON FALLS TRAIL Olympic National Park, Washington

Hiking Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller

Date: July 1, 2022

We drove eight miles from the Lake Crescent section to the Elwha Valley Section of the park. Just past the parking lot the road was washed out due to flooding. The trailhead started across from the Elwha River and ascended about .6 mile up to the alluring Madison Falls. We sat and enjoyed the refreshing breeze and rushing sounds of the falls before heading back down. The Elwha is the Olympic Peninsula’s largest watershed and currently in the site of a large ecosystem restoration project. The mighty river is born of snowmelt and flows 45 miles into the Strait of Juan De Fuca. Driving back to on HWY 101 to Port Angeles we stopped and posed by giant bigfoot statues. Driving through the town of Port Angeles we stopped to view the Strait where across from this body of water to the north is Victoria, Canada and a little farther north is Vancouver, Canada. We picked up salmon and vegetables for dinner and headed back to the campground.

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