Since the Staircase Loop Trail is short and well-marked getting lost on it is unusual.
Jul 13, The unexplained tree fall was first reported by Bill Bacchus, chief scientist of Olympic National Park, who wrote to meteorologist and weather blogger Cliff Mass for his expertise on the mystery. In his message to Mass, Bacchus described a surreal scene of massive old-growth trees splayed out in a semi-circular pattern, broken off at their bases:Estimated Reading Time: 3 mins.
At least that insomnia logic makes sense to me right now.
Sep 29, The many rainforests of Olympic provide ample growing space for moss. NPS Photo. Olympic National Park is well-known for its expansive temperate stumpcut.barns of visitors each year stroll through the greenery of plants to be awestruck by the neck craning views of towering spruce and hemlock trees rising over a hundred feet above.
With exciting panoramic views and surprises. Feb 15, February 15, at am PST By Craig Sailor, The News Tribune.
OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK - It came in the night, snapping trees like chopsticks. During the early hours of Jan. 27 more than Feb 07, Bill Bacchus, chief scientist of Olympic National Park, sent me this map of the damage, based on Janet's survey of the scene, and the following narrative:"Most of the trees appeared to be wind thrown, but as you can see from the photos, many were also broken near the stumpcut.bar: Cliff Mass Weather Blog.
Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. Feb 05, According to the folks at Olympic National Park and Grays Harbor PUD, the big tree fall occurred between and AM on January 27th.
What could cause winds that would produce limited tree falls in a broad area and catastrophic winds in a small one?
Only when we saw the tent crumpled nearby did we realize how close we were to being smashed by the tent weapon.
The Daily World and some folks at Olympic National Park suggest a microburst. Jun 24, The Staircase area of Olympic National Park is located 30 minutes outside of the town, Hoodsport, in a lowland old-growth forest.
It is the base to a seasonal ranger station, a campground, and the trailhead for the North Fork Skokomish River Trail, a beautiful spot for backpacking, or, for day hikers, the beginning of the Staircase Rapids Loop.