The Olympic Mountains are a range situated on the Olympic peninsula of western Washington State in the United States. They are a part of the Pacific Coast Ranges and run off as a circular, or horseshoe cluster of mountains at 47 degrees, 50 minutes North Latitude, and 123 degrees, 50 minutes West Longitude. That is from west of Puget Sound to the south of Juan de Fuca. The highest peak of the rage is the eponymous
The Olympic Mountains Eco-region
The protected Olympic wilderness is home to a large variety of flora and fauna, many of whom are endemic to the region. Scattered below the towering coniferous trees are exotic sounding plants like Mountain milkvetch, Piper's bellflower, Spotted coralroot, Flett's violet, Thompson's wandering fleabane, Quinault fawn lily, rockmat, groundsel, cut-leaf synthyris, dandelion and Olympic violet. Various animal species thrive in the Olympic National Park, 16 of which are endemic. Mammals include marmot, chipmunk, snow mole, Mazama pocket gopher and ermine. Torrent salamander is the lone native amphibian in the region. The lakes and streams of the park are home to a variety of native fish like the mudminnow, the Beardslee rainbow trout, and the Crescenti cutthroat trout. Species that occur in the Olympics as well as nearby include Cope’s giant salamander, Van Dyke’s salamander, the tailed frog, and the mountain beaver.
Rich Natural Habitats
Olympic Mountains Of Washington State, U.S.A.
|The Olympic Mountains||Facts|
|Highest Point||Mount Olympus, 7,962 feet|
|Family of Mountains||Pacific Coast Ranges|
|Location||Washington State, United States|
|Dominant Ecosystem||Coniferous Temperate Rainforest|
|Conserved Areas||Olympic Wilderness|
|Latitude||47 Degrees, 50 Minutes North|
|Longitude||123 Degrees, 50 Minutes West|
|UNESCO World Heritage Site Designation of Mount Olympus||1981|
|Precipitation||Varies considerably; Mount Olympus houses one of the wettest spots in the U.S.|
|Mean Temperature||37 degrees Fahrenheit in winter; 63 degrees Fahrenheit in summer.|