That's Sol Folks, Sol Duc, Olympic National Park, WA: It was a 2 hour ride from Kalaloch to Sol Duc, home of the hot springs. Hmmm, the hot spring was actually a cement pool and big hot tub with the temperature turned up to 103. The large hot tub had 30 plus people in it of all ages, shapes and sizes sitting wall to wall, buttocks to buttocks. Go figure, we weren’t interested at all with just sitting in water with all those poached bodies. We instead hopped on our bikes and road to a trail head two miles away and then hiked a mile on a trailed named Lover’s Lane to Sol Duc Falls, the most impressive falls we’ve seen on our travels this Fall. It was a great hike that we both could do and we both enjoyed a truly beautiful forest.
But, that was all she wrote in Sol Duc. Isolated in this valley, there was not much else to do. I wasn’t interested in 8 mile RT hikes up the side of a mountain. I was done, did my all my planned and non planned adventures. To make it worse, a giant green school bus that was turned into a make shift RV with a couple of young twenty somethings driving it, backed into the site right next to us. Fortunately the psychedelic strobe light in it's interior didn't keep us up at night. But our new neighbors finally tipped the scale. With no cell service or wifi anywhere close by, we decided to vacate Sol Duc one day early and return to civilization and looked for a place to camp in Port Angeles, Sequim or Port Townsend, closer to Seattle. A Walmart would be fine as long as AT&T was in the neighborhood. We were getting a little weary of the mostly non-existent cell service for the past six days.