Tag Archives: Nature

Hoh Rain Forest Hall of Mosses Trail


Activity: Nature Walk

1 mile, 80′ elevation gain, 30 min duration, rated Easy

Date: 6-7-22

One of the most popular hikes in the Olympic National Park is Hall of Mosses Trail. The reason likely is that it is short and sweet, most everyone can enjoy this outing and discover what a rainforest is all about. It is a beautiful and interesting place. The stately evergreen Western Hemlock and Coastal Douglas Fir stretch for the cloudy sky as the splendid Sitka Spruce and the Big Leaf Maple trees are quite literally dripping with moss below. Everything seems to be growing on top of each other in a rainforest. The Hoh Rain Forest is one of the largest temperate rainforests in the US.

The easy trail through this old growth forest is simply enchanting and is a must see when at the Olympic National Park. The trees, the moss, the ponds and the streams are all incredibly gorgeous.

Be sure to stop in the Hoh Rainforest Visitor Center, which is where the nature walk begins. It is very informative and quite interesting. The water gauge is crazy- to think that amount of rainfall is even possible.

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Hoh Rainforest Hall of Mosses
No other place on earth feels so lush. Sometimes we picture it as an echo of the original Garden of Eden.” – Diane Ackerman
Alec finds Hoh Rain Forest’s Hall of Mosses Trail truly magical.

Thanks for joining Alec and I at the Hoh Rainforest’s Hall of Mosses hike. Like I alluded to, it is more of a nature walk, but what you see during the outing is not to be missed. It is quite an experience. Just this little jaunt leaves an impression that won’t leave you. Rainforests are marvelous and this spot showcases, in an easy manner, what you would see on more aggressive hikes. There is more to come in our adventure in the Hoh Rainforest so stay tuned by doing this: COMMENT, LIKE, FOLLOW and SHARE. When you go to the menu above you will discover that PBTA travels all over the West to not only National Parks, but State Parks as well as backcountry hiking, backpacking and a host of other activities. Each category, be it by location or activity, is a separate website and thus needs to be FOLLOWED independently. Now that you are getting ideas about where you want to take a hike you will need Adventure Wear. I literally have you covered with my fine line of top quality lids and shirts, please visit SHOP APPAREL and check it out.

Happy Trails-

Roger Jenkins

Pursing Balance Through Adventure


Bridalveil Falls


Activity: Chasing Waterfalls

Date: 5-24-22

Driving through the tunnel that opens up to that grand vista, is so extraordinary that it literately takes your breath away. Viewing Half Dome, El Capitan and Bridalveil Falls all at once is almost visual overload. It is surely one of the most spectacular views anywhere.

When we arrived at Bridalveil Falls it was just a short hike to the viewpoint. My daughter Marina, son Alec and I scampered even closer to feel the mist on our face and to stand in awe.

The 620’ waterfall flows all year long with its heaviest flow during the Spring must surely get it’s name from the veil of mist tumbling down the rock as the breeze changes the course of the spray with a gust of wind.

Waterfalls need to be viewed in person, but if not at least in motion. Please checkout the Pursuing Balance Through Adventure YouTube Channel for this episode featuring Yosemite’s outstanding Bridalveil Falls. (Click the Pic)
Bridalveil Falls
Marina basks in the glory of Bridalveil Falls

Gentle murmurs caught in whispering winds quietly flows
Gathering momentum in soft sunlight through willow trees
A cool meandering transparent watery bliss that grows

Over the precipice their curtain hangs moving with ease
Forming eddies whose chorus sings nature’s sweet song 
A mild turbulence of frothy spray rising in a cool breeze

Spreading to either bank rings of bright water flow along
This beautiful sight spread before my deep pensive eye
This image to remain in my heart so incredibly strong

Where kingfishers live alone in the banks dive and try
To catch confused minnows caught up in the rush
Now it’s only a stream flowing along just a gentle sigh

A waterfall can be a foaming torrent or a quiet soft gush
Its rich perspective is a reward that is so pleasantly plush 

David Wood
Marina and Alec at the Yosemite View Point

Thanks for joining Marina, Alec and I at the first stop of our Road Trip from Southern California to the tip of Washington. Yosemite is such a special place and even though we were on an accelerated pace we still took time to stand in awe of it’s beauty. Everyone needs to go to such places at least once a year to bring everything back into balance. We all have very busy lives with many obligations pulling us in different directions, but heed my words, it is important to your soul and your very being to get out into nature and feel it’s magnificence, because that magnificence heals, nature heals. We hope that you will stay with us on this journey and the many journeys that ’Pursing Balance Through Adventure’ can take you on. If you go to the menu above you will discover that PBTA travels throughout the West. Each location is a separate website and thus needs to be FOLLOWED independently. To stay with us please COMMENT, LIKE. FOLLOW and SHARE. If you are so inclined checkout SHOP APPAREL for your adventure wear needs.

Happy Trails-

Roger Jenkins

Pursuing Balance Through Adventure