Quinault Loop Trails using Transit

  My son is on spring break this week from school.  I was hoping to go on a 4 day backpacking trip during this time period.  The weather forecast did not agree with this plan.  There was one really good day in this window for some hiking to be had.

  So we loaded up some water, sandwiches, snacks and hiker umbrellas in our pack.  Then climbed aboard the local bus system; which dropped us off right at the trailhead.  This whole adventure cost us $4 round trip in travel expenses.

  Exploring the local Quinault trail systems is a perfect way to spend any spring day.  Found more spring flowers than we could even count.  Most of which were Trillium's; which were in full bloom.  The sounds of birds echoing through he forest was also a highlight.  Even got 'buzzed' by a few humming birds.

  Finished the day with a picnic lunch on the Lake Quinault waterfront in the sun.  Then we loaded back on the late afternoon bus to take us home.   Looking at the Doppler once back into the safety of our domestic shelter, heavy rain system moved back into the area.  We timed our adventure perfectly!

Trillium in the Quinault Rainforest

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Lake Quinault
Spring quinault

Quinault trail map
Land navigation skills
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Found Bigfoot!

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Lunch spot

I love using public transportation to get to the trails of Olympic. Something about when it drops you and off, then drives away; connecting a hiker to the area that much more.

Updated in July 2015 by Barefoot Jake