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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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The subject of a recent complete remodel, the comfortable lodge is located adjacent to a golf course open to the public and is known for many complimentary offerings including year-round outdoor heated pool and spa with a view of the Olympic Range, exercise room and wireless Internet.
The clay targets are voice activated and contain the same 1-3 second delay as the Olympic range.
Floored in masonry tile, wrapped with wrought-iron railing, and capped with a trellis, the space is enclosed enough to feel neither exposed nor perilously lofty Yet it gets full sun and offers a good view of the Olympic range.
West of the Olympic Range, the temperate rain forests see anywhere from 80 to more than 150 inches annually.
We have some exciting new projects in the pipeline, such as expanding our precious metal bullion and international businesses, along with the Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 Olympic ranges.

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