Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula forms the northwest corner of the contiguous United States. Its mountainous core and marine climate nourishes moss-draped temperate rain forests in the west and a rainshadow protects native cactus in the northeast. The mountains are steep and environments change quickly. In summer one can dig bare toes into warm, sandy Port Angeles beaches, and within the same hour throw snowballs in a mountain meadow on Hurricane Ridge. No roads cross the mountains. Nine hundred miles of trail give hikers access. The towns are small and the roads are few, but the beauty of the Olympics is known the world over.
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