Mount Washington (Olympics) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Washington
Mount Washington seen from Seattle
|Elevation||6,260 ft (1,908 m)|
|Prominence||2,615 ft (797 m)|
|Parent range||Olympic Mountains|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Washington|
|Easiest route||Route 1A from the Olympic Mountains Climbing Guide provides a direct approach with few route finding difficulties.|
As fronts approach, they are forced upward by the peaks of the Olympic Range, causing them to drop their moisture in the form of rain or snowfall (Orographic lift). As a result, the Olympics experience high precipitation, especially during the winter months. During winter months, weather is usually cloudy, but, due to high pressure systems over the Pacific Ocean that intensify during summer months, there is often little or no cloud cover during the summer. Because of maritime influence, snow tends to be wet and heavy, resulting in avalanche danger. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into the Hamma Hamma River and Skokomish River.
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