I spent the early part of this week in Olympic National Park, which has some of the most diverse landscapes and life zones of the national parks-- a fitting way to celebrate National Parks Week in this year of the National Park Service Centennial. I traveled between sea level and the heights of Hurricane Ridge, observed coastal, temperate rain forest and montane flora. The weather was downright weird. Rialto Beach was windless and in the 80s, and the Hoh Rainforest approached 90 degrees. That was perhaps not the ideal experience of the rainforest, but it gave me alot to ponder. How would our experiences of these places change in the new world of climate impacts? A reality check in the week of John Muir's birthday, and on Earth Day.