After the ASSC conference in San Diego was over, my real vacation began: I flew north to Tacoma, WA. There, my grandparents met me, RV already packed. In the days that followed, camped in my grandparents’ RV by the ocean, I definitely got my fill of nature!
Though we were only there for three days, there was a lot to see, so I was glad to borrow my granddad’s fantastic (though heavy) camera, to make up for leaving mine at home before the conference.
Hiking in the pine and moss-filled temperate rainforest was amazing–though any calories burned were immediately regained through nature-food. Relying on my ability to recognize berries, I ate huckleberries off trail-side bushes by the handful!
Below are some pictures from our rainforest walks.