Frost Flower (Feather Frost)

  With a last minute message on the ol' internet, I was out the door with a friend.  We had various options for the day, but decided on exploring some off trail parts of the Elwha River.  Taking time to experience the small things has its benefits.  I have grown to prefer this style of the outdoors, over putting in long milage days.  Perhaps that is the greatest life lesson of all.  Stop, ground yourself, look around and enjoy the moment.

Elwha Valley

Frost Flower
Rare Frost Flower (Feather Fost).
Elwha River
Hiking along the Elwha River, on a low 20 degree morning. 

Olympic Elk
Olympic Elk - shared on Instagram. 

A beautiful coffee table book on The Undammed Elwha River.