Latest Olympic Peninsula Stories

2009-12-16 06:58:50

Earlier, more accurate river flow predictions possible In a pilot project that could help better manage the planet's strained natural resources, space-age technologies are helping a Washington state community monitor its water availability. NASA satellites and sensors are providing the information needed to make more accurate river flow predictions on a daily basis. "World leaders are struggling to protect natural resources for future generations," said Jeff Ward, a senior research scientist...

2009-11-03 08:00:00

OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the premiere of the second "Twilight" movie, "New Moon," both Team Edward and Team Jacob can agree on one thing: a visit to Washington's Olympic Peninsula is a Twilight fan's ultimate dream vacation. Washington State Tourism today announced the launch of a special Twilight travel page on its Web site. Found at www.ExperienceWA.com/Twilight, the page aims to help "Twi-hard" fans plan a trip to see the locations that inspired...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Chester Allen, The Olympian, Olympia, Wash. Jul. 16----What: Outing to the north shoreline of Lake Cushman along Olympic National Forest Road 24, which eventually leads to Staircase in Olympic National Park. --To do: This is the most beautiful part of Lake Cushman. The steep shoreline features huge boulders, large trees -- and plenty of spots to swim, picnic, fish or just loaf away a hot day. Some visitors jump into the cold lake from boulders along the shore, but that's a risky way...

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