Greetings from Olympic National Park

Two years ago I visited a Ruby Beach in Olympic National Park. I was absolutely stunned by its beauty. I was recently inspired to write this piece.

Ruby Beach by Abby

There is such a place a man visits that he never forgets.
He can remember the feeling of the wind on his face,
The cool mists kissing his nose as to make him crimson.
Such a place exists in every man’s heart that he can’t help but be curious

The dark forests behind his back,
Looking out at an expanse of water wholly unknown to him.
It is a place that is engraved in his hardened hands and feet.
The smoothness of stone caressing, tickling his toes,
His fingers trace the shore as a delicate sketch.
This place was of his childhood and
This place is of his future.

Thank you so much for what you do.

Sincerely,
Abby

Olympic National Park

Exploring Olympic’s dynamic landscape is like visiting three parks in one. The high mountains offer snow, glaciers, wilderness and — if you time it right — acres of wildflowers. The lush, verdant Hoh Rainforest is unlike anything else in the Lower 48, and home to Roosevelt elk, black bears and other charismatic wildlife. And the park’s stunning coast offers some of the country's wildest and most spectacular beaches, dotted with tide pools and sea stacks. Visitors can now see where park staff recently removed two large dams, letting the Elwha River flow freely again for the first time in more than 100 years.

State(s): Washington

Established: 1938

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