The Olympic Peninsula is quite a ways from where we live and only infrequently do we get to see the Olympic Mountains very clearly. But recently we had two days in a row when we could see them - such excitement.
The mountains are in the Olympic National Park - we live in Bellingham (top middle-ish) and we were a little north of LaConner, on Fir Island (which isn't marked on the map - but LaConner is) when I took the photos.
There was a flock of Snow Geese in the fields on the way to Stanwood - with the Olympics in the background - what a lucky day it was for us.
And the next day there were no clouds - and the glorious mountains again were clear enough to see. We spent our vacation last summer on the Olympic Peninsula - such beauty to explore - so much to see - glorious scenery. Plus we got to visit with another blogger - Kay - who has the best blog about the Olympic Peninsula and her town of Sequim (pronounced Squim). We talked for hours with Kay and her husband Roger., - had ice cream treats and decided we wanted to talk more and went to dinner together.
Click HERE - or Kay's name above and see her post about seeing our mountains - probably on the same day was we saw theirs.
The view was stunning - we often see the Olympics as a fuzzy blur on the horizon - but these two days were exceptional.
Mt. Olympus is the highest peak in the range, at 7,980 feet. The mountains are protected in the Olympic National Park and the west side of the mountains receive 140 to 170 inches of rain a year - the wettest area in the United States - while the area Northeast of the mountains is in a rain shadow and receives as little at 16 inches of rain a year, and that is where Sequim is located, so we had fabulous weather for our vacation and our visit with Kay and Roger.