Hike #5: Lower South Fork Skokomish River
Participants: Anna, Clare, Julia, and Ida
Mileage: ~6 roundtrip
Elevation Gain: ~400 ft
The first group hike of 2015! Clare and I had been looking at this hike for a few weeks, and thought it looked like the perfect opportunity to get us out to the lower Olympic Peninsula.
As usual, the colors were incredible. Sword ferns and mosses everywhere, in their element. And many adorable mushrooms of various sizes. The fallen trees were also particularly interesting on this hike.
These particular groups of mushrooms were along an incline up a hill and they were my favorites to photograph.
And Anna found these along the second creek we crossed.
Mushrooms make for wonderful hikes, even on rainy days.