Olympic National Park, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member HeyRob4449
N 48° 05.996 W 123° 25.543
10U E 468304 N 5327495
Quick Description: Olympic National Park, in Washington State was designated a World Heritage Site in 1981.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 10/22/2007 8:30:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM2F3Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tervas
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Long Description:
The coordinates I listed above are for the visitor center on the northern border of the park in the city of Port Angeles and are about 25 miles north of those given on the UNESCO link, which is in the mountains in the middle of the park.

Here is a paragraph from the NPS about the park...
The 1,400 square miles of Olympic National Park encompasses not only snow-capped Mount Olympus, glaciers, alpine meadows and rocky Pacific Mountain coastline, but also one of the few temperate rain forests in the world. The luxuriant forest is created by the warm, moisture-laden air from the Pacific, meeting the mountains and dropping more than 12 feet of rain a year. This cool, perpetually damp environment results in a dense, green, jungle-like world. It is home to some of the world's largest conifers, towering 230 feet; moss-enshrouded maple trees with 40 foot spans; and a dense undergrowth of shrubs, wildflowers, ferns and lichen. All are vying for light and room to grow. The cycle of growth and decay is abundantly demonstrated here, for example when new trees sprout up along the decaying trunks of fallen trees. The biological evolution, the ecological variety and the sheer splendor of the coastline, forests and mountains of Olympic make it a special place.
Type: Site

Reference number: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/151

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