Tiger Lilies on the High Divide trail in Olympic National Park. The Lilies are a little soft (out of focus) and the detail in the clouds are totally lost, both of which were not intentional, but the composition of this photo makes up for those photographic errors, in my opinion. This shot was taken August 5, 2001 at 10 am with a Nikon CoolPix 990.
Removing the dams in Olympic National Park has been a very long process, but when it is finally completed, river restoration for the Elwha will mean the return of salmon, bears, eagles and more.
Planning a backcountry visit to Olympic National Park any time soon? If so, you might want to be sure to pack crampons and an ice axe, as last winter's heavy snowfall has left a good bit of the high country still buried this far into the summer.
The USOC is focusing its power on an Olympic National Park ranger, demanding that he be careful with how he uses the world "Olympic." And it wants him to forget about trademarking his guidebook 'Best of the Olympic Peninsula'.