Olympic Hot Springs Road Closed
The Elwha Valley's Olympic Hot Springs Road is closed to public entry beyond the Altair Campground. Olympic Hot Springs is not accessible from the Elwha. The road is expected to re-open by Summer 2015.
Safety Advisory: Mountain Goats
NPS has received reports of aggressive mountain goats near trails at Hurricane Ridge, Royal Basin, Seven Lakes Basin, Lake of the Angeles, & Grand Pass. Visitors are required to maintain a distance of at least 50 yards from all wildlife. More »
Glacial Mass Balance
Use the interactive tool above to learn how climate affects glacial mass balance on glaciers. The animation contains two primary sections. Shifting Seasons explains how yearly snowfall patterns determine whether or not a glacier grows or shrinks in size. A Climate Indicator allows users to adjust temperatures to visualize how a glacier responds to long-term climate shifts.
Did You Know?
The old growth forests of the Pacific Northwest produce three times the biomass (living or once living material) of tropical rain forests. More...