I would be remiss if I didn't thank a few special people that made this trip possible. Cate
(the shuttle driver from Forks) was nothing short of a "godmother" for my trip... most of the planning and imperative details would have been immensely difficult without her help. Tigger, without your friendship and help, I doubt I'd have ever been ready for a trip like this... I'd have gone anyway, but I woudn't have been ready
. The PNWH crew, you guys are the best... special thanks to WrongBridge, Fogduo and Dicentra for their companionship and endless generosity. And finally, to my wife Traci, who knows in her own way about my little obsessions, and reluctantly lets me pursue them against anyone's better judgement.
It was a helluva ride, and I couldn't have done it without any of y'all.
Note from Mike:
After that 2004 journey, I did not (in fact) give up on my quest to find Service Falls. Quite to the contrary, I returned to the area a year later to head back up the rainforest Canyon. If you want to read on, that journal is posted here: Queets Canyon Trip Report, 2005