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Geology of the National Parks

GEOLOGY OF OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK: PART Il NOTES ON THE GEOLOGY

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Hurricane Ridge Road

STOP 7: Lake Dawn

Lake Dawn is a man-made lake scooped in Pleistocene gravels and sands that fill a gentle depression between steep hills of basalt.

Mastodon
Fig. FT 15. Mastodon.

In similar Pleistocene deposits east of Port Angeles a mastodon skeleton was recovered; the forest-dwelling hairy elephant, relative of the mammoth, once roamed the Olympic Peninsula (fig. FT 15).


On to Stop 8. Klahhane Ridge

Material in this site has been adapted from Guide to the Geology of Olympic National Park by Rowland W. Tabor, of the USGS. It is published by The Northwest Interpretive Association, Seattle.

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