Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Olympic National Park

It's Wanderlust Wednesday! Today we're talking about Olympic National Park in Washington.

1. The park is huge! It's almost a million acres big. To see it all you'll need more than just a couple days.

2. You'll find mountains, beaches, and rain forests - all in the same park.

3. You can't just drive through the park from one entrance to the other. From Highway 101 you can take side roads to get into the park, but to just drive through it like you might at Yellowstone? Nope.

4. You can see Canada from the park. See that city in the distance? It's Victoria, British Columbia.(Sorry, not the best of cameras.)

5. The weather can be unpredictable. Hurricane Ridge can have strong winds, heavy snow, and good ole blizzards. Even heading into the summer, snow can be several feet deep while you're enjoying a back-of-the-car picnic lunch.