Dwight Peck's personal website
Olympic Peninsula in Washington, USA
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.
Ridge and Obstruction Point
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.
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.
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.
Olympus from Obstruction Point. At 2432m (7980 ft), Olympus stands just slightly
higher than the Tour d'Aï back home above Leysin, Switzerland, but it's got lots more glaciers because
of its peculiar rainy Pacific Northwest climate.
Peak (1966m) with the trail leading away from Obstruction Point around the far
Angeles on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, with Vancouver, Canada, behind; 22 July
at Elk Mountain (2065m)
far side of Elk Mountain, heading east.
for lunch, Seattle in the distance.
fun in Olympic National Park, July 2004.
Back to the car
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January 2008, 15 April 2023.