We awoke to a cloudy day, but with no rain in the forecast until tonight we packed up our gear for a hike to Sol Duc Falls. The Sol Duc area of Olympic National Park is a few miles past the western end of Lake Crescent. Our trailhead was located at the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort.
|Sol Duc River|
|A backcountry picnic shelter|
We followed our trail which skirted the west side of the Sol Duc River for 3 miles. A footbridge provided access to the east side of the river and our best view of the falls was from the bridge. We found a bench for our lunch break. For our return trip, we chose a trail on the east side of the river.
|Sol Duc Falls|
|Lunch at the falls|
Two long hikes two days in a row has my lower extremities feeling the pain. Tomorrow will be a rest day for me.