Olympic

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WELCOME TO OLYMPIC

Olympic National Park is a wilderness empire rich with evergreen forests, alpine meadows gaily sprinkled with fragrant wildflowers, snowcapped mountain, azure lakes, lazily winding rivers, and animals which roam the forests and valleys. Located in the northwest corner of the United States, this park occupies the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, which is washed on three sides by the waters of the Pacific Ocean, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Puget Sound. (Olympic National Park Washington Brochure, United States Department of Interior, 1942)

PARK FEATURES

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HOH RAINFOREST

View of Hurricane Ridge at Olympic National Park

HURRICANE RIDGE

Ruby Beach sunset at Olympic National Park

RUBY BEACH

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Historic black and white photo of Olympic hot springs
Historic black and white photo of Crescent Lake

WHY WE LOVE THIS PARK

It is hard to get enough of Hurricane Ridge’s towering view over the Olympic Peninsula. It is so well placed that you might wonder if its alpine hillsides and snow-capped peaks go on forever.

SCENIC HWYS ILLUSTRATIONS

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: HURRICANE RIDGE

When Olympic National Park was established in 1938, a primitive motor path led from Whiskey Bend on the Elwha River to the top of Hurricane Ridge. It was Inadequate for modern, low slung cars, so a new “Heart of the Hills” highway opened in 1958. This road along Hurricane Ridge is one of few avenues that penetrate the Olympic mountains, offering visitors great views of the park while preserving its wilderness interior.

Posters are available with fade resistant, UV treated inks on stiff coated paper. They also include a matte UV finish that reduces glare. At 14″ x 22″ it is the perfect size for display.

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Mount Rainier rising over trees and water

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