One day's exposure to mountains is better than cartloads of books.
~John Muir ~


Olympic National Park, established on this date in 1938, protects nearly a million acres on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The park includes several striking habitats, including alpine meadows at elevation, temperate rain forests along the Pacific side of the coast mountains, and more than seventy miles of Pacific coastline.

Olympic National Park
Photo: NPS.

More than ninety-five percent of the park is designated wilderness, and the great majority of the interior is roadless.