Sail and Seal Rocks rise from the seascape in front
of you, where Snow Creek enters the Strait of Juan
de Fuca. This rich and productive marine habitat
attracts fishermen, divers, kayakers—and whales!
Snow Creek overlook is one of the . . . — — Map (db m83679) HM
The temperate rain forest is dominated by Sitka spruce. Except where it penetrates valley such as the Hoh, the Sitka spruce grows along a narrow coastal strip from northern California to Alaska.
High rainfall, fog, and ocean-moderated . . . — — Map (db m83654) HM
The Spanish Captain Juan Perez sailed north from San Blas in 1774 with orders from Spain to claim the Coast against the Russians. Perez discovered Nootka Sound on the West shore of Vancouver Island and traded with the natives of the Queen . . . — — Map (db m83652) HM
The landscape of the Strait of Juan de Fuca was
carved out by ice-age glaciers 13,000 years ago.
The retreat of the glaciers created deep fjords which
provide abundant food and habitat for many species
of marine mammals.
By the mid-1900’s, . . . — — Map (db m83693) HM
Approximately 10,000 years ago
Dungeness Spit began to form. The Spit is formed from sand and gravel from the Olympic Mountains carried by the Dungeness River into Dungeness Bay.
Debris is also sloughed off the bluffs to the . . . — — Map (db m102078) HM