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On the Edge of Wilderness: The Olympic Penninsula By Dana Sheppard SOFOBOMO 2009

All photographs and text copyright @ 2009 by Dana Sheppard

This book is dedicated to all my family and friends who support me with my photography. I’m always looking for constructive criticism, for questions and comments, please contact me at

This book is all about the beauty of the Olympic Peninsula. The Olympic Peninsula is a large arm of land in Western Washington. On the west is the Pacific Ocean and to the north is the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The Olympic mountain range sits in the center of the peninsula. These pictures are taken from different spots along the peninsula and the Olympic National Park. I had fun doing this project. I hope you enjoy this. I want to thank Louise for going with me, helping me carry my equipment, and being patient with me while I try to get the perfect picture, and also having to stop the car every 5 minutes.

SoFoBoMo was started by Paul Butzi and is short for Solo Photo Book Month - a group event in which photographers create solo photo books, start to finish, at more or less the same time. The goal is to make the photos, write any needed text and layout the book all within the 31 days of the “fuzzy month�.

QUINAULT RAIN FOREST Quinault Rain Forest is one of the three rain forests located within the Olympic peninsula. Quinault is located on the west side of the Olympic mountains.

LAKE QUINAULT Lake Quinault is a glacier carved and glacier fed lake, located at the southwest end of the Olympic National Park and surrounded by the Quinault Rain Forest.

HOH RAIN FOREST The Hoh Rain Forest is a protected temperate rain forest in the Northern Hemisphere and located in the Olympic National Park. This rain forest averages 12 feet of rain per year.



Both Kalaloch and Rialto beaches are located on the Pacific Ocean. Kalaloch is 35 miles south of Forks, Washington and is a long stretch of sandy beach. Rialto is north of Kalaloch and is known for its rugged sea stacks and miles of driftwood.

STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA AND CAPE FLATTERY Strait of Juan de Fuca is a large body of water, 95 miles long, that separates the United States and Canada. Cape Flattery is the most northwestern point in the continental United States, located on the Makah Indian Reservation.

SOL DUC HOT SPRINGS Located 12 miles into the Olympic National Park. Sol Duc Hot Springs is a resort built around the natural hot springs here. Also, Sol Duc Falls is one of the largest and most beautiful waterfalls in the Olympic National Park.

LAKE CRESCENT Located in the north end of the Olympic Peninsula. Lake Crescent is 12 miles long and 600 feet at its deepest. This lake was formed by glaciers.


High above Port Angeles, located in the northern half of Olympic National Park. This 17 mile drive goes up to 5,240 feet in elevation.

On the edge of wilderness: The Olympic Peninsula  

Book for SoFoBoMo 2009

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