closely at some of the bigger trees in the forest. See the stilts? We discovered
that these stilts were made as the roots of the saplings grew stronger
and stronger and the nurse log finally rotted away. It take years and years
for nurse logs to rot in the rainforest, because the climate is cool. So
once the nurse log is gone, the new trees are often left on stilts.
At the end of the day, the kids sent us on our way. Next stop an hour away -- the Hoh Rainforest!