Enormous Driftwood Washes Ashore in Washington
In a part of the country accustomed to towering trees, a massive piece of driftwood washed ashore recently in La Push, a small community on the northwest coast of Washington’s most westerly peninsula.
"It’s not uncommon to find one as tall as I am, but that’s pretty big," said Barb Manse of Olympic National Park, which surrounds La Push.
This “piece” of driftwood is actually called a drift log. It wasn’t measured, but finding trees in the forest between 5 and 10 feet (1.5 and 3 meters) in diameter and a couple hundred feet tall isn’t uncommon, Manse said.
Powerful winds accompanied by high tides are required to bring these monsters ashore.
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