|Photo Courtesy of the National Park Service|
These majestic mountains reside in my backyard!
I wake up every morning to see them glistening in the distance.
In a short 20 mile drive, I can be in the Olympic National Park.
Who's a lucky girl?!
The Olympic National Park is surely the most diverse of all of our grand national parks. Within its boundaries are miles of coastal and tide lands, the largest old-growth forest with trees over 1000 years old, temperate rain forests, hot water springs, sub alpine meadows and magnificent glaciers.
|Map of Olympic National Park (courtesy of gorp.com)|
|Top: Photos of the drive up the mountain. Snow started only a few miles up. |
Bottom: 'Looks like Christmas!' Deer nibbling the new growth along the road.
|View of Straight of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island in the distance.|
Tidbit: At 7,980 feet, Mount Olympus is the highest peak
in Olympic National Park and has the third largest
glacial system in the contiguous U.S.
|This is what Hurricane Ridge looks like in July and August - wild flowers replace the snow!|
Tidbit: 95 percent of Olympic National Park is designated as Wilderness.
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