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Quinault River

(2001G)

Winter 1900

Predictive Adjustments

Regular Diplomacy
DIAS
Black Press

Initial Unit Positions:

Austria (Milewski) A Bud, F Tri, A Vie
England (Fetter) F Edi, F Lon, A Lpl
France (Evans) F Bre, A Mar, A Par
Germany (Lurz) A Ber, F Kie, A Mun
Italy (Wiedemeyer) F Nap, A Rom, A Ven
Russia (Reynolds) A Mos, F Sev, F StP(sc), A War
Turkey (Denny) F Ank, A Con, A Smy.

Game Notes:
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 the Olympics.
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
Deadline for Spring 1901 is 6 PM PST on Tuesday, 29 January 2002