Saturday, 21 November 2015

Olympic National Park

According to Julie, visit this park is like visiting three parks in one! There are the sub-alpine mountains, the  beach coast of the Pacific and the rain forests! I like when the sender of the postcard write me his own impression of the place shown in the card and Julie does that perfectly! She even drew me a map :)

Quinault Old Growth Forest

Located in the north-west of Washington State, Olympic National Park is renowned for the diversity of its ecosystems. Glacier-clad peaks interspersed with extensive alpine meadows are surrounded by an extensive old growth forest, among which is the best example of intact and protected temperate rainforest in the Pacific Northwest. Eleven major river systems drain the Olympic mountains, offering some of the best habitat for anadromous fish species in the country. The park also includes 100 km of wilderness coastline, the longest undeveloped coast in the contiguous United States, and is rich in native and endemic animal and plant species, including critical populations of the endangered northern spotted owl, marbled murrelet and bull trout. - in:

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