Run, river, run. That was the sentiment in the fall of 2011 when work began on the largest dam removal project in U.S. history. Taking down the 105-foot-high Elwha Dam and its sibling, the 210-foot-high Glines Canyon Dam, was history in the making. With the Elwha River’s headwaters high in Olympic National Park, it was more than just the removal of concrete.
National parks can be great places to fly kites, and those with beaches often are best thanks to the lack of trees and steady breezes. These kites took wing at Kalaloch in Olympic National Park.