Wellesley Peak of the Olympic Range

Wellesley Peak is named for a member of the Worthington family, Grace Worthington Swabey, who attended Wellesley College in 1914 to 1916.

The first Quilcene forest ranger for the U.S. Forest Service was G.A. Whitehead who came to Quilcene in 1910 and worked exploring the National Forest for eight years.  He explored every stream to its headwaters from Port Angeles to Hoodsport naming streams and peaks as he went.

He became a life-long friend of the Worthington family, often hiking with them. He wanted to honor Grace’s courage and accomplishment in attending the prestigious college in New England so far from home.

— Ellen W. Jenner