Crescent Lake is about 35 miles from Sequim and located in the Olympic National Park. Two facts are remarkable about this lake (1) it is over 1,000 feet deep, and (2) it is amazingly clear due to little nitrogen in the water inhibiting the growth of algae. Around the lake are a few hikes and we picked the Marymere trail up to the falls. It has been two months since we have hiked and it felt so good to get out in the countryside again.
What a difference a short 35 miles makes on the Olympic Peninsula. The Crescent Lake area is definitely getting into the famous Olympic Peninsula rainforest with trees dripping with moss and branches looking as if they are covered in velvet. No recent rain, yet the air was heavy with moisture. When we returned to Sequim, you could really notice the drier feel and fewer clouds.