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(previous page) As winter snow melts back from High Divide in the central Olympics,
fields of avalanche lilies flutter in the summer breeze. The glaciers of Mount Olympus in
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the background are still laden with winter snow. photo by keith lazelle.
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(above) Plants of the alpine and subalpine zones have adapted to cope with quickly
changing conditions. An early summer snowfall melts back from the blossoms of spread-
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ing phlox. photo by keith lazelle.


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(right) Lake Constance and Avalanche Canyon below Mount Constance are carved into
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thick marine basalts of the Crescent Formation. The rugged character of the east Olympics
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is a product of its geological origins. photo by keith lazelle.


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