Dwight Peck's personal Web site

Summer 2004

The Olympic Peninsula in Washington, USA


You may not find this terribly rewarding unless you're included here, so this is a good time for casual and random browsers to turn back before they get too caught up in the sweep and majesty of the proceedings and can't let go.

Hurricane Ridge and Obstruction Point

Kristin at dusk in nice lodgings on Dungeness Harbor, just coastwise from undistinguished downtown Sequim (supposedly pronounced "squim"), 21-26 July 2004. Vancouver can be seen on the horizon across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

Mount Olympus and friends at the centre of the Olympic National Park, seen from the visitors' centre at Hurricane Ridge (1754m) at the top of one of the very few roads into the mountains, this from the town of Port Angeles on the northern coast.

Kristin at the Obstruction Point trailhead (1859m), at the end of a dirt road 8 miles out Hurricane Ridge southeast of the visitors' centre. We're headed past Elk Mountain on the upper right.

Mount Olympus from Obstruction Point. At 2432m (7980 ft), Olympus stands just slightly higher than the Tour d'Aï above Leysin, but it's got lots more glaciers because of its peculiar rainy Pacific Northwest climate.

Obstruction Peak (1966m) with the trail leading away from Obstruction Point around the far left.

Port Angeles on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with Vancouver, Canada, behind; 22 July 2004.

Kristin at Elk Mountain (2065m)

The far side of Elk Mountain, heading east.

Time for lunch, Seattle in the distance.

Alpine fun in Olympic National Park, July 2004.

Back to the car

Visit to North America, July 2004
Olympic National Park, Washington, USA, July 2004
Hoh Rain Forest and the Quileute Reservation at La Push
Ozette Lake and Cape Alava
Cape Flattery, Rialto Beach, and the Hole in the Wall
Hurricane Ridge and Obstruction Point
Dungeness Spit and Whidbey Island
and then
Visit to Marlowe, Ottawa, Ontario, 2004
The Thousand Islands and Boldt Castle

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Olympic National Park, 2004