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Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge • Port Angeles, Washington. Cancellation stamp: June 3, 2005

Wildflowers on mountain meadow at Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park, Washington

Hurricane Ridge  From Port Angeles, drive south on Hurricane Ridge road for 17 miles. Named for the 75-mile-an-hour winds that can blow here in winter, in summer the Ridge is merely spectacular, offering amazing views of the Olympic Mountains and the Olympic Peninsula coastline. Two good easy hikes start near the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center: Hurricane Hill and Cirque Rim

Your Best Three Days in Olympic National Park

Have you driven Hurricane Ridge in Olympica National Park? Another pinner said: "Drive down one of America's best scenic drives. Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park in Washington is breathtaking year round.

At Summit on Trail Ridge Road Colorado, highest paved mountain rd in the U.S. at elev. 11,827 ft/3,604 m.

At Summit on Trail Ridge Road Colorado, highest paved mountain rd in the U. at elev.

The Hoh Rain Forest is located in the stretch of the Pacific Northwest rainforest which once spanned the Pacific coast from southeastern Alaska to the central coast of California. The Hoh is one of the finest remaining examples of temperate rainforest in the United States and is one of the park’s most popular destinations (including the Hall of Mosses pictured above).Photo: National Park Service

Hall of Mosses in Olympic National Park, WA. I heart trees! :-) Hall of Mosses in Olympic National Park, WA. I heart trees!

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