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Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park is on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The park sprawls across several different ecosystems, from the dramatic peaks of the Olympic Mountains to old-growth forests. The summit of glacier-clad Mt. Olympus is popular with climbers, and numerous hiking and backpacking trails cut through the park’s rainforests and along its…read more »

Olympic National Park is on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The park sprawls across several different ecosystems, from the dramatic peaks of the Olympic Mountains to old-growth forests. The summit of glacier-clad Mt. Olympus is popular with climbers, and numerous hiking and backpacking trails cut through the park’s rainforests and along its Pacific coastline. With 95% of the park designated as wilderness and an absence of human-caused light, Olympic is a perfect place to experience natural darkness and the splendor of our natural lightscape. The park also offers night sky programs. For information, see the website.

Deborah Byrd