The Olympic Peninsula at the Vernal Equinox

The Olympic Peninsula at the Vernal Equinox @ AMERICAN DIGEST

“THE FIRST THING YOU LEARN IS your don’t go “into” the Olympic Peninsula. You go around it.(Unless you backpack) Although Seattle has the feel of being on a coast, it’s really an interior city protected from the lashing storms of the Northwest Pacific by a vast up-welling of mountains, as much as it is protected from the cutting edge of our political storms by its removal to the far corner of the nation. One of the advantages of the city is that it sits at the bottom of a vast bowl of straits, lakes and mountains. When the rain clears out and you take in the western view from the top of Queen Anne Hill (the highest hill in Seattle) you see the barrier of the Olympic Mountains that seems to wrap around half the horizon. After seeing this a number of time, two words appear in the mind: Road Trip.”

 

 

 

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