Observations of Washington State Landscapes, Geology, Geography, Ecology, History and Land Use
Monday, October 25, 2010
Olympic Rain Shadow
I spent the day on the northwest portion of the Olympic Peninsula. Had a bit of dread given the storm off the coast and it was dumping all the way till I got to the Hood Canal Bridge. Then a peak of blue sky and no rain. I ate my lunch sitting in the sun! A great Olympic Mountains rain shadow experience.
Dan McShane is an engineering geologist with Stratum Group, a geology and environmental consulting company based in Bellingham, Washington. Dan has been reading Washington State landscapes since driving across the Horse Heaven Hills with his father and brother in 1970. Dan's wife has started painting Washington landscapes. The intent of this blog is to help all Washington travelers better understand the landscapes we see and share field observations.