OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK
Waves boom along wilderness beaches and mix with snow-fed rivers. Ancient trees shelter wildlife. Rugged peaks embrace glaciers and sub-alpine meadows. Coast, forest, and mountain ecosystems combine to create this spectacular wilderness park.
The Olympic Peninsula is home to eight American Indian tribes that developed complex hunter-gatherer societies and continue to keep their traditions alive. European explorers who ventured here in the late 1700s heralded the way for homesteaders. The Olympics were set aside as a national monument in 1909 and further protected as Olympic National Park in 1938. Today the park is internationally recognized as a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site, testimony to its rich resources.
Olympic National Park protects the largest old-growth forest in the Pacific North-West. Its unique character begins with ancient trees that took root 200 to 1,000 years ago. Elks and deer. They are the most popular animals in Washington State. After travel to Sequim we came back to Seattle.
We were visiting Lithuanian graves in Roslyn city. A lot of Lithuanians were working in mining. They immigrated to United States in the beginning of the 20th century. We were going to a lot of trails. And traveling around Seattle for two weeks.
And our last trip was to the east of Washington.
We saw a lot of beautiful views there. The climate there is very interesting: in the West Washington, Summers are not very hot and winters are not very cold. And in the East Washington summers are hot and winters – cold.
We were in America for three weeks and then came back to Lithuania.
Dreams do come true :-p May 20, 2017
I would like to travel the US, it has been my dream for a while now. I envy you so much right now! It looks amazing, the nature, the small towns and the mega cities, the atmosphere is pierced with vibrations and liveliness, great article, thanks for sharing. It’s awesome to get the impressions first hand 🙂