After shelling out $10.00 to enter the park, and another $8.00 for a backcountry permit at the ranger station, learning about how to protect ourselves from bears, and where to urinate, we set off down the trail.  The first thing we noticed was the size of the trees.  The old growth trees were all ten feet across or more!  In fact, Olympic National Park is home to nine record trees, the largest of their species!