101 wildflowers of Olympic National Park

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University of Washington Press , Seattle
Wild flowers -- Washington (State) -- Olympic National
Statement[by Grant and Wenonah Sharpe].
ContributionsSharpe, Wenonah,
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p. :
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Open LibraryOL14423867M

Genre/Form: Field guides Identification: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Sharpe, Grant William. wildflowers of Olympic National Park. : Wildflowers of the Olympics;: wildflowers of Olympic National Park (): Charles Stewart: BooksPrice: $ wildflowers of Olympic National Park.

[Seattle, University of Washington Press, ] (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Grant William Sharpe. There are flowers present in Olympic National Park throughout the year; the trick is finding them when and where they bloom.

The Park has a number of climatic zones between near sea level and alpine rock and ice, generally above 6, feet of elevation. A Gallery of Wildflowers in Olympic National Park Olympic National Park From massive conifers over 20 stories tall, to minute clumps of pink Douglasia prying a life out of rocky peaks, the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park boast an amazing diversity of plant life.

Alpine Wildflowers Flett’s violet – Viola flettii (unique to the Olympic Mountains) Piper’s bellflower – Campanula piperi (unique to the Olympic Mountains) Scalloped onion – Allium crenulatum Smooth douglasia – Douglasia laevigata Spreading phlox – Phlox diffusa.

Port Angeles is fifteen miles from Sequim and is a great base for exploring the Olympic National Park.

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The mile drive up Hurricane Ridge Road (reach it, via Race Street S.) delivers awe-inspiring views with every turn, as it winds its way to Hurricane 101 wildflowers of Olympic National Park book (H1) at an elevation of 5, feet. The road is open 24 hours a day from mid-May to 4/5().

Hi kateanddjango, I do not know of any campgrounds in the park with showers. Here is some information on showers near the park. Ozette area: Lost Resort - campground right as you are leaving the Ozette Ranger Station has showers available to backpackers.

$5 per shower - although better water pressure and cheaper shower can be found at Sekiu's Olsen Hotel. Olympic National Park Tourism Olympic National Park Hotels Hurricane Ridge wildflowers season - Olympic National Park Forum. United States ; Washington (WA) so still need to somewhat plan in advance to ensure i can book a decent-priced place to stay.

Report inappropriate content. glaciermeadows. Poulsbo, Washington. Level Contributor. Wildflower Hunting in Washington and Oregon The rains that many people complain about lead to good wildflowers in Washington and Oregon.

Rainer National Park, the Cascades, the Olympics and Columbia River Gorge all are associated with great wildflower hikes and viewing. Below are resources to help you plan your wildflower excursions. It is no secret that Olympic National Park's Grand Valley is aptly named.

Grand Valley is grand.

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Unquestionably popular, this trail is an unlikely place to find solitude--the views encountered in the first mile alone are enough to draw a crowd/5(3). Return to Highway and head south. Make a left at Upper Hoh Road, and travel along the Hoh River to the entrance to Olympic National Park.

Spend some time exploring one, or several, of the trails in the Hoh Rain Forest, then visit the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center to learn about the natural forces that make the Hoh Rain Forest unique. ucked on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Olympic National Park is unique among the national park sites.

Not only is it home to four of the world’s few remaining intact temperate rainforests, but it has a breathtaking coastline and craggy alpine peaks. Elevations range from sea level to 7, feet at Mt.

Olympus. Renowned for its old-growth rain forest, wilderness coast, and glaciated peaks, Olympic National Park is a living laboratory for ecological renewal, especial.

Olympic National Park is one of the most majestic parks in the United States. Initially established as a national monument init later became a national park in The furthest reaches of the park are only miles or so from Seattle, but incredibly Olympic houses some of the most remote wilderness in the lower Olympic National Park protects wilderness for visitors of all ages, interests and abilities to Highway encircles the park and several spur roads lead to mountains, forest and coast.

Look for interpretive wildlife, wildflowers and other features of the Olympic landscape. program. The city’s Olympic National Park Visitor Center provides the usual range of information, books, and maps, as well as hands-on exhibits on the park’s human and natural history.

Two short nature. With temperate rainforests, snowcapped mountains, and driftwood-strewn beaches, the Olympic National Park is the stuff that dreams are made of.

Those famous PNW clouds hang low, giving the whole area an ethereal quality. And yes, waterfalls really are everywhere on the Olympic Peninsula. There are tons of fun things to do in Olympic National Park. Hike through a tunnel of rhododendron blooms and second-growth forest to views of the Olympic Peninsula interior and a carpet of wildflowers.

Hike this route in the early summer and you may be lucky enough to see Deer Park with no cars, since the road to Deer Park often doesn't open until late in the season/5(13). Shi Shi Beach Two Deer / CC BY SA / Ron Clausen. Located on a peninsula on the north west coast of Washington State, Olympic National Park encompasses nearly a million acres.

Created as a national monument in by Theodore Rooseveldt, it was finally made a National Park in by Franklin Rooseveldt. UNESCO made the park an International Biosphere Author: Danny Dotson. I recently read a review in my local newspaper of a new book just published by the author, Bob Gibbons, entitled Wildflower Wonders: The 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World, whereby he states that Mount Rainier National Park ranks at the top of that site that makes me feel good since I live not far from the park, and I can identify with the author’s sensationalism about the park.

These national parks really show off how beautiful the colors of nature can be in the spring. The post The Best National Parks to Visit for Spring Wildflowers appeared first on Reader's Digest.

The small town of Forks, Wash., is a gateway to the Hoh Rain Forest (31 miles away), Rialto Beach (14 miles away) and Kalaloch Beach (34 miles away), although some visitors may know it from the Twilight book series written by Stephenie Meyer.

A series of vampire-themed fantasy romance novels, Twilight features the life of teen Bella Swan who moves to Forks, Wash., and. Get a dose of Northwest summer beauty with hikes among the wildflowers In Olympic National Park, Photos from the 1, images found in Turner’s book. An Olympic National Park road trip has been on my Washington to do list since we landed in America.

It has to be one of the most diverse national parks on the planet. Stretching over nearly a million acres on Washington’s west coast, its beauty encompasses wild beaches, rugged coastlines, wet dense rainforest, epic mountain ranges, waterfalls. From ice-encrusted crags to crisp glacial lakes to over 70 miles of salty ocean beaches and the deep quiet damp of the temperate rain forest, Olympic National Park is a small paradise on earth.

In summer, deer and bear meander across slopes strewn with wildflowers, while visitors mosey along narrow trails that penetrate this beautiful wilderness. Olympic National Park is well known for having several different ecosystems to explore: subalpine forest, wildflower meadows, temperate rain-forest, and the rugged Pacific Shore.

This twelve-hour tour allows you to sample each of these systems with the added advantage of having an experienced guide to answer any questions that may arise. Key Details: Olympic National Park Tour from Seattle. Olympic National Park Tour Price: $ per person before WA tax.

All-inclusive. Must be 10 years & up. Tour Timing: a to p. April through October: Monday through Saturday November through March: Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday Tour Group Size: Ten or fewer Private Olympic National Park tours are 5/5().

Scenic Highway travels around the perimeter of the Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park, making it possible to see the best the area has to offer in a limited amount of time. Starting at charming Port Townsend, US bends west around the north end of the Olympic National Forest, passing near the most northwesterly tip of the.

The Olympic National Park is internationally designated as a “World Heritage Park.” Stunningly beautiful seascapes, waterfalls, rivers and lush green forests provide an unforgettable visual experience. LOCAL ATTRACTIONS. FORKS. Home of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight book series, situated on a broad prairie about 14 miles from the ocean.

The naming of Olympic National Park’s Maiden Peak is under debate, but the most likely story of why the area is called as such comes from the book Gods and the book, it is said that Maiden Lake and Maiden Peak got named in the summer ofwhen a bunch of young men and women from around the PNW decided to make it their summer camping destination.Most of the park's attractions are found either off U.S.

or down trails that require hikes of 15 minutes or longer.

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The west-coast beaches are linked to the highway by downhill tracks; the.OLYMPIC PARK MAP Explore mountains, rainforests and Pacific beaches at Olympic and Mt. Rainer National Parks. OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK Hurricane Ridge Located at 5, feet in the park’s northeast corner, Hurricane Ridge is accessible by car and the quick-est way to reach Olympic’s alpine zone.

In spring and.