The elk know where to hike. We wandered through a very primitive forest floor, surrounded by trees big as cars. Winter storms often topple over old growth every season, making it impossible to walk anything close to a straight line. However, with a keen eye and a little animal instinct, a hiker can find there way through the dense rain forest; simply by following elk trails. Doing this allows you to see things that perhaps no human has witnessed before, a mind can only wander.
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There is something about being in the forest on a hot summer day. Old growth trees provide a great deal of natural shade. Call them natures sun umbrellas. If you plan your cards right, one can spend the heat of the day near a nice cool creek or river. When water naturally falls down terrain, if forms a nice soft cool breeze in the area. I often like to stare at the rapid, and spot the never ending patterns in moving water. Perfect way to beat the summer heat!
Car camping in Washington State has a lot of different opportunities. A family can load up all their gear in a vehicle and go explore remote roads in the region. The best example of this is on National Forest Land and take advantage of dispersed camping rules. These rules allow you to camp in the same location for up to 16 days (free) in most areas. Talk about a cheap and fun family adventure!