Nature’s Champion Olympic National Park, National Geographic: Hurricane Ridge Landscape

Empty landscape of barren trees in fog.

A harsh landscape is revealed between Obstruction Point and Hurricane Ridge as frequent assaults by cold, snow and wind can turn a tree into a bleached and tortured sculpture.

Much of the sub-alpine area of Olympic National Park is accessible in summer after the 30 feet of snow melts, and visible when not shrouded in heavy fog. Olympic is one of the wildest places remaining in the contiguous United States.

Buy This Image