Olympic National Park, Washington Card

Back of card text:
Here you will find Pacific Ocean beaches, rain forest valleys, glacier-capped peaks and a stunning variety of plants and animals. Roads provide access to the outer edges of the park, but the heart of Olympic is wilderness; a primeval sanctuary for humans and wild creatures alike.

Celebrate your favorite national park with one of these beautiful map cards of Olympic National Park! They make excellent gifts as well as dispatches to friends and relatives. Made from official National Park Service maps, formatted to fit these nicely printed cards.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm


The Olympic Mountains are the result of eons of geologic forces. Original sandstone and shale was compressed and folded by tectonic plates colliding, then was shot through with igneous rocks creating a dome structure. Over time, the dome has been eroded by the incessant flow of moist air from the Pacific Ocean. In the lower elevations the streams erode the landscape, and in the higher elevations the moisture feeds the glaciers, which carve the alpine peaks and valleys. Olympic National Park is dominated by the 7,965 foot Mount Olympus, which has several active glaciers still at work. This image shows the eastern portion of the Park.

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Maps-al-Fresco harken back to the days in cartography when plaster relief models were made, often for the purpose of wall or museum display, or to be photographed for a printed relief map background. Plain in appearance, they show the landscape in it’s simplest, greyscale form.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm.


The Olympic Mountains are the result of eons of geologic forces. Original sandstone and shale was compressed and folded by tectonic plates colliding, then was shot through with igneous rocks creating a dome structure. Over time, the dome has been eroded by the incessant flow of moist air from the Pacific Ocean. In the lower elevations the streams erode the landscape, and in the higher elevations the moisture feeds the glaciers, which carve the alpine peaks and valleys. Olympic National Park is dominated by the 7,965 foot Mount Olympus, which has several active glaciers still at work. This image shows the eastern portion of the Park.


Maps-au-Naturel images eliminate the presence of man to show only the natural landscape. These maps are created to be more of an artistic approximation, a feeling, of a particular landscape, rather than an exact rendering of every detail. The actual topography and coloration of the terrain are researched and studied in maps, photos and satellite imagery, and then applied generally to the Maps-au-Naturel image.

These posters are available on high-quality media (various papers and canvas) using archival inks, and print clearly up to about 34” x 23” (“Large” size). Fulfilled by Zazzle.com. There is a framing option on their website.

Park information: http://www.nps.gov/olym/index.htm