Chris Portier, from Atlanta, takes in the breathtaking views at Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center, Tues., April 16, 2013. Portier said it is his first time up here, and is awestruck by the mountains. About a dozen visitors drove up to this point on the snow-cleared road, although drivers are advised to look out for rocks. The photo is taken from inside the visitor's center, about 17 miles from Port Angeles, looking westerly. Portier is outside the building on a wraparound deck.
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