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Olympic Mountains


  • Type: Mountain Range

The mountains in the Olympic Peninsula of northwest Washington State, which describe a backwards C, are quite young. This crescentic pattern took form in Tertiary time as the western margin of North America - much like its earlier Appalachian counterpart - grew through the accretion of several geologic terranes, bits and pieces of drifting oceanic crust that collided with and became joined to the continent. - USGS


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Olympic National Park

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