Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Mount Olympus

I found this in my drafts folder and thought I would share it today.

We wandered up where Chief Seattle tred along time ago, Mount Olympus. What a beautiful site on a beautiful day!

"Mount Olympus (Greek: Όλυμπος ; also transliterated as Ólympos, and on Greek maps, Óros Ólimbos) is the highest mountain in Greece at 2,919 metres high (9,577 feet).[1] Since its base is located at sea level, it is one of the highest mountains in Europe in terms of topographic prominence, the relative altitude from base to top. It is located in Macedonia, about 100 km away from Thessaloniki, Greece's second largest city.

Mount Olympus is noted for its very rich flora with several endemic species. The highest peak on Mount Olympus is Mitikas at 2,919 metres high (9,577 feet), which in Greek means "nose" (an alternative transliterated spelling of this name is "Mytikas"). Mitikas is the highest peak in Greece, the second highest being Skolio (2912 m).

In Greek mythology the mountain was regarded as the "home of the gods", specifically of the Twelve Olympians, the twelve principal gods of the ancient Hellenistic world.[2] Any climb to Mount Olympus starts from the town of Litochoro, which took the name City of Gods because of its location on the roots of the mountain."

Thank you again, Wiki.

We took the ferry on Route 20 across Pugent sound for $13, saved a lot of gas.

We are in Burlington tonight. The Cascades tomorrow and Mt. Rainier then rest up for the trip to Alaska Saturday.


I think that was a few summers ago.  I do know that was a great trip, when we met our NAT friends from Oregon and Washington.  Grasseed, Orin, Budde and a whole lot more friends were met.

Ed and LuAnn

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