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This is one of our rare games with positions assigned from preference lists. Four of you preferred
England. Three of those wanted France second. You guys are so difficult. Three of you got your
first preference. Nobody got their second choice, but two of you got your third. One of you got
your fifth listed power, and the last position went to the guy who said, "any." One of you said
nothing about press, the rest of you preferred or at least did not object to black press. Five of
you said, "ok," to DIAS; two of you would rather something else. Sorry, the majority gets it.
Have a nice trip, guys, and enjoy your stay in the Enchanted Valley Lodge!
Like many rivers on the Olympic Peninsula, the Quinault has two branches in the mountains, and it
drains a large part of the southwestern Olympics. The North Fork, flowing down from Low Divide,
and the East Fork, which heads near Anderson Pass, come together in the foothills. The river then
flows through a broad, level valley to Lake Quinault. Glacial action created this lake during the
Ice Age, when an alpine glacier deposited rock debris across the valley, thus damming the river.
The lake lies on the edge of the mountains, midway between the river's source and the Pacific.
Below the lake the Quinault River meanders across the Quinault Indian Reservation.
The East Fork Quinault, sustained by glaciers on Mount Anderson, sweeps in an almost straight line
down a long, narrow valley bordered by timbered mountains. The deep upper part, walled in by
precipitous slopes, is known as the Enchanted Valley. On the northwest, it is flanked by the Burke
Range, so named in 1890 by the Press Expedition for Judge Thomas Burke of Seattle. The most
important peaks in this range, which soar to almost 7000 ft/2134 m, are Crystal, Chimney, and
Watterson. Muncaster Mountain, rising between the East Fork and Rustler Creek, marks the range's
western end. The major peaks southeast of the East Fork LaCrosse, White, Duckabush, and Steel
exceed 6000 ft/1829 m in elevation.
Below Enchanted Valley the East Fork is bordered by high, forested ridges. The river is paralleled
on the north by a ridge that extends from Muncaster mountain to the forks of the river. South of
the East Fork, the major tributaries such as Graves Creek and O'Neil Creek break the continuity
of the ridges, beyond which lie the headwaters of the rivers that flow from the southern flanks of
Lake Quinault lies less that 200 feet above sea level, surrounded by low, forest-clad mountains
that culminate in Colonel Bob (4492 ft/1369 m). The slopes north of the lake are in the national
park, but the more impressive peaks and ridges to the south are in the national forest. The river
flows into the lake's northeastern end, where it has built a delta, then exits on the southwest side.
Approximately four miles long by two miles wide, the lake covers 3729 acres and lies within the
Quinault Indian Reservation.
The Quinault Valley is rain forest country, with an average annual precipitation of 140 inches on the
lowlands and much more on the high peaks at the head of the valley. Because the temperatures are mild
and the rainfall abundant, the trees on the river bottoms grow to enormous size, and the undergrowth
is dense and luxuriant.
from Olympic Mountain Trail Guide by Robert L. Wood