Via 100 inviting color photographs (some are two-page spreads), a Seattle-based travel writer-photographer pays homage to the spectacular, diverse regions of the Olympic Peninsula: the Northeast, Northern shore, Olympic National Park, and the Western coast. The introduction provides personal, ecological, and historical context, and notes on tourism and recommended sites. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)Mbi Pub Co
The Olympic Peninsula, located within easy proximity to several metropolitan areas including Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Portland, attracts more than three million visitors each year. It is one of the most diverse regions in the country with spectacular mountains, rugged coastlines, and verdant rain forests. Join writer and photographer Mike Sedam as he circles the peninsula on historic Highway 101, taking time to visit scenic coastal villages, to watch a sunset from Rialto beach, spot a humpback whale, and to photograph the towering sandstone islands known as sea stacks. Then, head inland to the heart of the peninsula and Olympic National Park, famous for graceful waterfalls, breathtaking glaciers, old-growth rain forest, and an abundance of wildlife. This is the Olympic Peninsula in all its splendor and magnificence--in all its grace and grandeur.
The Peninsula, which is home to temperate rain forests, ice cold rivers, grand waterfalls, alpine peaks, breathtaking glaciers, rugged coastlines, and an abundance of wildlife, is a spectacularly picturesque area. In 100 vivid, stunning photos and extended captions, this volume captures the impressive area and serves as a cherished souvenir or gift.