Olympic Mountains

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 20 July 2012 in Landscape & Rural.

The Olympic Mountains are in western Washington in the United States. The mountains, part of the Pacific Coast Ranges, are not especially high - Mount Olympus is the highest at 7,962 ft (2,427 m). The western slopes of the Olympics are the wettest place in the 48 contiguous states. 140 to 170 inches (3,600 to 4,300 mm) of rain falls on the Hoh Rainforest annually. Conversely, areas to the northeast of the mountains are located in a rain shadow and receive as little as 16 in (410 mm) of precipitation. Wikipedia