Bainbridge Ferry Dock with Olympic Mountains
View of the ferry dock at Edmonds, WA (west side of Puget Sound) with the high peaks of the eastern Olympic Mountains in the distance. The high peaks are part of the erosionally dissected plateau that forms the core of the Olympic Peninsula, much of which is within Olympic National Park. Oceanic rocks of Eocene to Miocene age of sedimentary and igneous origin have been accreted onto western coast of Washington through tectonic motion. These rocks have experienced a range of metamorphic alteration, folding, and faulting during the migration from the ocean basin to the high peaks region now exposed in the Olympia Highlands of northwestern Washington (Harris and others, 1997; Rau, 1987; Tabor, 1987).
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