Winter Trail

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The lowland forests of the Pacific Northwest are usually snow free most of the winter. The trails are muddy sometimes… but not as crowded as in the summer. Occasionally you will have to climb over a tree that has blown down. But the solitude and quiet are worth it.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 38mm
ISO 1250    1/100 sec    f/5

Quilcene Canyon Wall

Quilcene River Canyon Wall by Allan J Jones
Quilcene River Canyon Wall

View of the Quilcene River Canyon from the Falls View Campground nature loop, Olympic National Forest. It always amazes me where the trees will go to escape the loggers.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 48mm
ISO 1000    1/160 sec    f/6.3

Waterfall (un-named creek)

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The view of this falls is accessed by a short nature loop in Falls View Campground in Olympic National Forest, just outside of the small town of Quilcene. The un-named creek is a tributary of the Quilcene River.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 40mm
ISO 1000    1/200 sec   f/7.1

Quilcene River in Winter

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There is a short loop trail that runs from the Falls View Campground in the Olympic National Forest. It’s a nice walk through the woods, but there isn’t a lot of access to the river bank. This is one of the few. A nice winter walk … especially when the river is running low and not all angry like.

Camera: Nikon D850
Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 85mm
ISO 100    1/50 sec    f/4.5

Big Leaf Maple and Elwha Ranger Station

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The sun shining on the mossy trunk of the maple really caught my attention… having the ranger station in the background was a plus. The hill behind has the bluish cast due to the mists forming in the valley (my hypothesis). Across from the ranger station is the old gas station used for fueling park vehicles.

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Camera: Nikon D850

Lens: Nikon 24-85mm set at 31mm (top) and 32mm (bottom)

ISO 400    1/250 sec at f/7.1 (top)    1/60 sec at f/8 (bottom)