Olympic National Park: Big Cedar Tree

After leaving Beach 1, we continued north on 101 until we came to a pullout on the inland side. Near Beach 5 was a short side road that led to one of the world’s largest cedar trees, boasting a girth of 66 feet.

The view up the interior of the trunk.

Kathrin’s photo (which you can see her taking in the previous image) documents delicate lichen on the massive root. Image: Kathrin Russette

After visiting the giant cedar, we continued north to the Beach 6 overlook, a pullout on the Pacific side, to gaze at the ocean.

Destruction Island lies 3.5 miles off the coast.

A magnified view of Destruction Island Lighthouse.

Image: Kathrin Russette

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