Olympic Mountains


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Olympic Mountains,

highest part of the Coast RangesCoast Ranges,
series of mountain ranges along the Pacific coast of North America, extending from SE Alaska to Baja California; from 2,000 to 20,000 ft (610–6,100 m) high. The ranges include the St. Elias Mts.
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, on the Olympic Peninsula, NW Wash. Mt. Olympus (7,965 ft/2,427 m) is the highest point in the mountains, which are composed mainly of sedimentary rock. The western side of the mountains is in one of the areas of greatest precipitation in the United States, with an annual rainfall of c.130 in. (330 cm); the northeast side, in the rain shadow, is in one of the driest areas on the West Coast. On the upper slopes are about 60 small glaciers fed by heavy winter snows. The greater part of the Olympic Mts. is included in Olympic National Park, 922,651 acres (373,674 hectares). Proclaimed as Mount Olympus National Monument in 1909, it was established as a national park in 1938. Rugged mountains, alpine meadows, coniferous rain forests, glaciers, lakes, and streams characterize this area. The national park includes a 50-mi (80-km) stretch of scenic Pacific shoreline that contains wildlife sanctuaries. See National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Olympic Mountains

 

an isolated mountain massif in the Coast Ranges, in the state of Washington, USA. The Olympic Mountains are composed of quartzites, argillaceous schists, and intrusions. There are elevations to 2,424 m (Mount Olympus). The mountains constitute one of the most humid regions in the United States, having an annual precipitation of more than 2,000 mm. The slopes are covered with high coniferous forests; alpine meadows and glaciers cover the peaks. Most of the massif is part of Olympic National Park.

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To assess and improve the ability of the GPM satellite, the Olympic Mountains Experiment (OLYMPEX) was planned.
Cruising along the Alki bike trail affords amazing views of Puget Sound, Elliot Bay, the Olympic Mountains, Bainbridge Island and the city of Seattle.
He was simply gone, vanished, dissolved, swallowed by the beautiful, gnarly Olympic Mountains that hold 10 million nooks capable of the deed.
Like the spreading big-" leaf maples and majestic Sitka spruces lining the river banks, the Hoh's deliciously cool waters owe their existence to the Olympic mountains behind me.
This 605-foot tower gives a spectacular 360-degree panorama of the Seattle skyline, Puget Sound, and the Cascade and Olympic mountains from its observation platform at a mere 520 feet from the ground.
com), between the Olympic Mountains and the Pacific.
The university is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and overlooks the breathtaking Olympic Mountains.
The 401,346 s/fbuilding will have 283 units, a 10-level parking garage, retail space and views of the Olympic Mountains, Lake Union and the Cascade Mountains.
The Olympic Mountains create a breathtaking balustrade across the western horizon and "The Mountain," as Mount Rainier is known, looms to the east.
The Strait of Juan de Fuca is below, and you can see the Olympic Mountains to the south, and Mount Baker to the east.
Designed by Weiss/Manfredi of New York, the Olympic Sculpture Park integrates architecture, landscape and urban design, enabling residents and visitors to experience sculpture outdoors while enjoying magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains and Puget Sound.
Sandwiched between the Olympic Mountains and the Straight of Juan de Fuca, the venerable barn accommodates not only the winery, but also a tasting room, gift shop, wine lounge and music venue.

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