Thursday, October 29, 2015

Moments in Time Trail

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Me, Enchanted By The Moss Covered Trees, Moments In Time Trail, Olympic National Park
Moments In Time Trail was not a hike we planned at all, we encountered this trail when we were looking for food. Our day did not really start so well, we left Bellingham raining and foggy, and it was raining still when we got to Port Angeles. When we stopped by at Olympic National Park Visitor Center in Port Angeles for information on weather and trail conditions at Hurricane Ridge, the park ranger pointed to us the live video at Hurricane Ridge showing zero visibility, snowing and very windy. He advised us it is not the right time to hike up there because of such conditions, unless we are crazy about snow and wind ( we got too much snow already at North Cascades and we were not looking for more snow in the summer!). A little bit disappointed because of the weather conditions, we proceeded to drive West to Forks. Little did we know that Port Angeles would be the last city we will see before reaching Forks, and we were really very hungry. Of course, we have survival foods in the car, such as our hiking bars and nuts, but then, we wanted real foods, hot foods. I grabbed our GPS for foods, and it brought us to Lake Crescent.
Glacially Carved Lake Crescent
The first structure we saw at Lake Crescent was the Olympic National Park Ranger Station. We parked there first and went to the station to talk to the Park Ranger for more information regarding the area. He told us that the only warm foods we can find is at Lake Crescent Lodge which is 0.5 mile from the station. Because the lodge is only half a mile from the station, we decided to just walk instead of driving to there. 
Wildflower Meadow at Park Ranger Station
Our walk from the ranger station to Lake Crescent Lodge was not on a trail but on the side of the road. While walking, we saw the very enchanting moss hanging on the trees, and wondered if there is a trail inside the forest that we can walk instead of walking on the road.
Road Between Lake Crescent Lodge and Park Ranger Station
When we were near the lodge, we saw the "Moments In Time Trail" that is only a 2/3 mile loop. We had lunch first at the lodge, and then on our return back to the ranger station, we took this trail, and walked inside the forest which was a lot safer than walking on the road. 
Inside Moments In Time Trail
Stepping inside "Moments in Time" trail was like stepping back in time and felt so out of this world. Perhaps because it was our first time to walk inside an old growth forest with moss covering the trees. Also,somehow, in my thoughts, the mossy trees kept me singing "Somewhere In Time". I am singing now :) ....somewhere in time, we met on timeless hills, and in the evening mist we kissed and time stood still.......:)
Moments In Time Trail Passing through Lake Crescent Surrounded By Evergreen Covered Mountains
Here are some more pictures from Moments in Time Trail:
Interesting Tree I still Have To Know the Name
Wild Rose
More Moss
Want To Join Me Sitting Here?
Moments In Time Trail is one of those wonderful trails that we met accidentally. Finding Moments In Time Trail is like how I look at life as a wonderful journey, like a hike with ups and downs, passing through crossing trails, some switchbacks, and sometimes, some surprising scenic turns. Moments in Time was such a surprise scenic turn in our journey at Olympic National Park. 
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26 comments:

  1. That tress looks mighty ancient measured by the moss thickness.

    It's ok betchai, I will continue walk than sitting on than mossy bench. Thank you :)

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  2. Moments in Time Trail is my dreamland. You have to pass it to me.

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  3. if i hike with you, i definitely don't mind sitting in that mossy bench coz by the time we discover that bench i am already dead tired physically. LOL. nevertheless i'll never get tired of the wonders of nature...

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  4. good technique on these photos, i love the first one, the red breaks the otherwise lonely green.

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  5. Woah! I was enchanted too by those trees in the picture...

    Looks like they're really old. Good thing they were preserved...

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  6. Wow..interesting trail! The moss creates such a dreamy world all around, including the bench! Gorgeous pictures, Betchai.

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  7. Again... you amazed me with your photos. Through them I was able to see and feel the outdoors.

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  8. "Moments In Time" is such a lovely name, Beth! The moss creates a lovely drama. Like Che, I would love to be lost in such a place and sit with you guys for hours. Beautiful shots, Beth! :)

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  9. Fantastic trail! Like an enchanted forest..

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  10. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Sometimes, those are the best experiences, the ones you stumble upon because your original plan didn't work out.

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  11. I LOVED that hike, and feel refreshed after seeing the pics.

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  12. From the photos, it was really foggy. I don't like hiking on wet and rainy days.

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  13. beautiful pictures as always. I am also amazed with your moss photos, it's just incredible. Isn't it strange how you can find snow in the middle of summer? We were in Palm Springs and experienced snow in our shorts!

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  14. I like the moss on the trees and the bench.

    In Borneo, usually with moss, there are insects and worms, so sorry, i would join you.

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  15. i would love love love to join you in sitting there wonderwoman! whew, breathtaking photos as always!

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  16. Love the title of your post!

    What a pleasure to see and walking down this trail with you. Beautiful photos!

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  17. ancient looking n undisturbed. it is too hot n dry here fpr such heavy growth of moss here

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  18. Divine Inspiration, pure beauty...

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  19. What an adventure for all of you Betchai. We have gone from a camping trip last weekends and I thought of you! All of them are americans so no rice for me too!

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  20. What a lovely accidental discovery.

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  21. I am always amazed by the beauty and uniqueness of nature. I love the moss covered trees and the bench.

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  22. What a spectacular place! Truly amazing. I am especially entranced by the moss. I love moss covered trees.

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  23. Beautiful trees and surroundings. I love your nature walks and photos. They are very inspirational.

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  24. I've been to Olympic NP once, and it's just out of this world phenomenal. Thanks for the visit.

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  25. So much moss there! It must have been very humid and muggy?

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THANK YOU SO MUCH!!