I keep coming back to Olympic National Park. Have done a number of trips there and I will be leading a workshop there this fall. While most people see this ridge called Hurricane Ridge from the parking lot, I decided to see a ridge I saw off in the distance and thus traveled a very rough road out to a farther ridge. along the way on the top of the ridge were testaments to the battle trees fight to make their stance on this ridge. There are small hearty evergreens with deep roots and then there are the ones like in this photo that fought the battle and lost. Now they are at the mercy of the winds and nature and while dead take on a whole new look as natures wears them down.