The Olympic Peninsula, Washington

Strait Of Juan De Fuca and Elwa River

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These photos are from my first, of what I hope is many, trip to the Olympic Peninsula in Northeast Washington. The peninsula is dominated by Olympic National Park. On this trip, I only a saw a few of the possible areas on the northern end of the peninsula. My three days there could have easily gone to a week or more had I explored the entire park, not to mention that Mount Rainier National Park is not all that far from the south end of the park

The prevailing feature of this park is the variety of ecosystems and how close they are to each other. In the same relatively short drive we could see the strait from the Pacific Ocean that separates Canada and the US, and then beautifully clear, fresh water from an inland river.