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Thursday, April 17, 2014

"O" is for Olympic National Park

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Sunset at Olympic National Park - National Park Photo
Olympic National Park in the state of Washington was first created as Mount Olympus National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1909. In 1938, it was designated a National Park by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.

The park is located on the Olympic Peninsula and has four regions: the Pacific coastline, alpine, western rainforest, and eastern forests. In 1988, 95 percent of the park was designated the Olympic Wilderness by Congress.

The Northwest features so much beauty, it's hard not to want to spend vacation time every year in the area. I especially want to visit Mount Olympus which is 7, 965 feet high. It receives lots of snowfall and has the highest glaciation of any non-volcanic mountain in the 48 states.

Camera in hand, I look forward to visiting Olympic National Park.


7 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That park has been around a while.

Mary Montague Sikes said...

Yes, Alex. The oldest ones are especially impressive.

Melanie Schulz said...

I've never made it that far out west, but it looks so beautiful, I might have to make an effort to get out there.

Michael Di Gesu said...

What a STUNNING pic! Really lovely!

I would love to visit this.. I've never really been to any of our national parks, but someday I hope to experience them!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Sounds amazing - some place to keep in mind for vacation. Would love to see your pictures! :) Writer’s Mark

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Roosevelt did love his parks. I've been close to that park but never visited.

Julie Flanders said...

It would be hard to top that sunset. Stunning.