Drive down one of America's best scenic drives. Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park in Washington is breathtaking year round. #scenicwa

Have you driven Hurricane Ridge in Olympica National Park? Another pinner said: "Drive down one of America's best scenic drives. Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park in Washington is breathtaking year round.

Hurricane Ridge weather

Hurricane Ridge weather

Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. In clear weather, fantastic views can be enjoyed throughout the year.  Hurricane Ridge is located 17 miles south of Port Angeles on Hurricane Ridge Road, off Mount Angeles Road (directions).  The road is open throughout summer. During the winter season, the road is scheduled to be open Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays, weather and road conditions permitting. All vehicles must carry tire chains…

Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. In clear weather, fantastic views can be enjoyed throughout the year. Hurricane Ridge is located 17 miles south of Port Angeles on Hurricane Ridge Road, off Mount Angeles Road (directions). The road is open throughout summer. During the winter season, the road is scheduled to be open Friday through Sunday and holiday Mondays, weather and road conditions permitting. All vehicles must carry tire chains…

Popular on 500px : Weather Breaks over Hurricane Ridge by bwm1953

Popular on 500px : Weather Breaks over Hurricane Ridge by bwm1953

HURRICANE RIDGE  Hurricane Ridge is named for its intense gales and winds. The weather in the Olympic Mountains is unpredictable, and visitors should be prepared for snow at any time of year.

Hurricane Ridge, Olympic National Park by Ivan Meljac

Olympic National Park in Washington is a wonderful place to visit! Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. In clear weather, fantastic views can be enjoyed throughout the year. It sometimes takes all summer for the snow to melt completely on Hurricane Ridge.

Olympic National Park in Washington is a wonderful place to visit! Hurricane Ridge is the most easily accessed mountain area within Olympic National Park. In clear weather, fantastic views can be enjoyed throughout the year. It sometimes takes all summer for the snow to melt completely on Hurricane Ridge.

rime ice coating a weather station tower on hurricane ridge - olympic national park, washington state

rime ice coating a weather station tower on hurricane ridge - olympic national park, washington state

Break in the Weather ... Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park, Washington | photo by Stan Rose Images

Break in the Weather : Olympic National Park, Washington : Photography by Stan Rose

To consider myself lucky would be an understatement. --- On Saturday I had my heart set on visiting Hurricane Ridge for the first time in almost a year. Unfortunately the weather/visibility was looking pretty miserable on the drive up - so miserable that I couldn't see 15 yards in front of me.  Amazingly about two miles from the overlook the highway rose above the clouds and I was greeted by a dramatic unobstructed view of the Olympics. --- I wasn't 100% satisfied with the parking lot view…

To consider myself lucky would be an understatement. --- On Saturday I had my heart set on visiting Hurricane Ridge for the first time in almost a year. Unfortunately the weather/visibility was looking pretty miserable on the drive up - so miserable that I couldn't see 15 yards in front of me. Amazingly about two miles from the overlook the highway rose above the clouds and I was greeted by a dramatic unobstructed view of the Olympics. --- I wasn't 100% satisfied with the parking lot view…

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