Mosses and ferns growing amoung cedars of Quinault Rainforest, Olympic National Park, Olympic Penninsula, Washington, USA

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Olympic Peninsula

Cut off from Washington state by water on three sides, the remote Olympic Peninsula exhibits all the characteristics of an island. The region's main population centers are in the northeast and include Port Angeles, Port Townsend and drier, balmier Sequim, now a budding retirement community. As the region is protected climatically by the Olympic Mountains, outdoor activities abound here.


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