Washington Travel Guide
Washington Points of Interest
*Grand Coulee Dam
Built from 1933 to 1975, it is 550 feet tall, from the 500 foot wide polished granite base, to the 30 foot wide crest which supports a paved two lane road. When you include the third power house, Grand Coulee Dam is almost 1 mile long. Did you know there is enough concrete in the Grand Coulee Dam to build a 60 foot wide highway four inches thick, from Los Angeles to New York City! ~ That is a 4 lane Highway 3,000 miles long.
**Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument
- *Chittenden Locks
- *International District
- *Pike Place Market
Surroundings of Seattle:
- **Boeing Aircraft Company
- *Museum of Flight
Washington National Parks
Rainier National Park
Mont Rainier is the highest volcano (14,410') in the region
of waterfalls. Its' enormity creates its' own climate. The park covers
35 square miles of Alpin landscapes. It is the habitat of
pumas, coyotes, mountain goats, minks, bears etc.
Whether hiking on its flanks, climbing its summit, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing on its slopes, camping along its glacier-fed rivers, photographing wildflower displays in subalpine meadows, or just admiring the view, nearly two million people come to enjoy the grandeur and beauty of Mount Rainier each year.
North Cascades National Park
North Cascades is the most extensive and uneven of
Alpin type regions in the United States. The park includes numerous
mountain apexes, over 400 glaciers, a red cedar
forest and fauna that include grey wolves and grizzlies. It is characterized by rugged beauty, this steep mountain range is filled with jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and glaciers.
Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park has three different ecosystems;
glaciers with irregular forms, a savage coast over one hundred kilometers
bordering the Pacific and a temperate and humid forest. 95% of the park
remains in a state of wilderness and is accessible only by paths built by
Olympic is also known for its biological diversity.
Isolated for eons by glacial ice, and later the waters of Puget Sound and the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Olympic Peninsula has developed its own distinct array of plants and animals. Eight kinds of plants and 15 kinds of animals are found on the peninsula but no where else on Earth.
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