Greetings from Olympic National Park!

A Bald Eagle way overhead. This was back in the 1980's when the Bald Eagle was still a pretty unusual bird to see in the wild. We were hiking up near the Wynoochie River when we spotted this lonely baldy soaring on the air currents high above us! The Olympics have always been that way, a wonderful source of rare beasts, amazing views, mountain peaks, and rare exotic native animals!

Sincerely,

Matthew J Van Camp

P.S. I support the parks because… Because they are an amazing, exotic source of what once was every where. A genetic diversity gene pool and the wide variety of ecosystems required to support such diversity.

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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park offers a variety of bioclimatic zones within its boundaries—high mountains with glaciers and flower-laden, sub-alpine meadows, deep river valleys draped in temperate rainforest, and wild, rugged Pacific coast. At nearly one million acres, the park is unique in that no road crosses its expanse, and thus, 95 percent of the park is designated wilderness.

  • State: Washington
  • Established: 1909
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