MTJP (More than Just Parks) | OLYMPIC is a visually stunning journey through Olympic National Park. This video is the culmination of a month spent backpacking through Olympic National Park. We chose Olympic as our first of the More Than Just Parks short films due to its incredible diversity. It is unlike any park on the planet offering glacial mountain peaks, old-growth rainforests, and over seventy miles of wilderness coast - all within a day’s drive. This film was shot entirely in 4K.
a sampling of what one would see while taking an evening stroll along the
forest nature trail that starts from the Heart O’ the Hills campground in
Olympic National Park. I was especially taken by the colors that the moss and
lichens add to the trunks of old cedar trees. This is a fine example of
temperate rainforest that consists primarily of western hemlock (tsuga heterophylla),
western red cedar (thuja plicata), and pacific silver fir (abies amabilis). I
have also included a photo of an iconic animal of the Pacific Northwest, the Pacific
banana slug (ariomax columbianus).