The Hills Are Alive

Olympic National Park

Washington’s Olympic National Park is a land of beauty and variety. With nearly 1 million acres, the park encompasses several distinctly different ecosystems. Visitors can take in fantastic views of scenic vistas of snow-capped peaks and subalpine forests at Hurricane Ridge, the park’s most easily accessed location in high country. Hurricane Ridge has a number of hiking trails, from ridgetop traverses to steep trails that descend to subalpine lakes and valleys. Photo courtesy of Jayasimha Murthy (www.sharetheexperience.org).