sol duc Klahowya sign

We are so fortunate to live in an area surrounded by wilderness with dozens of campgrounds within an hour’s drive. One of our favorites is Klahowya on the Sol Duc River, about 45 minutes away. “Klahowya” is a greeting meaning “welcome” in the Chinook jargon.   It is an incredibly beautiful spot with huge, old, moss draped trees growing above an understory of vine maple and other lower growing greenery.

This week we decided to pack the motor home and drive out on Thursday night and drive back on Friday morning for school and work.   We were the first campers to use our favorite site this year and we gathered the small sticks and limbs that had fallen over the winter and had a lovely camp fire. It was a little chilly waking up on Friday morning but we quickly got ready and headed for town.

sol duc motorhome

It is a tight fit for our motor home but Ted good at getting it into tight places.

sol duc river in background

The river was high

sol duc S and R

Water was cold but not too cold for wading

We took some walks along the river. The water was very cold but that didn’t stop Seneca and Raven from doing some wading.   We found fungus, a dried out wasps nest, many types of wild flowers and dozens of types of moss. We pretty much had the whole campground to ourselves.

sol duc tent

The kids slept in their small tents

Sol duc salmonberry

Salmonberry blossoms

Ted had a storytelling event to attend in Port Angeles Saturday night, so we had to head home, but it was a refreshing mini-vacation, and we know the motor home will be in good shape for our vacation in Eastern Washington later this month. But we will be back to Klahowya!!

Thanks to those of you who have left comments on previous blogs, I love to read them!!

sol duc campsite