State Adventure: Washington



The state of Washington is jam-packed with possibilities for outdoor exploration. With raw natural geographical beauty like rainforests, deserts, alpine meadows, thousands of miles of coastline, and two major mountain ranges, this pacific coast state has tons of outdoor opportunities to offer.

Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains


Washington State is the home to two famous mountain ranges. The Cascade Range and the Olympic Mountains both offer numerous places for outdoor activities. Whether you’re looking to battle the heights of the mountain with rock climbing or just considering a serene hike through the forest, these mountains are packed with outdoor possibilities. During the summer months you can experience great mountain biking with picturesque views, and come winter, Washington’s mountains offer everything from expert black-diamond runs for daring skiers and snowboarders to easier green runs for beginners.

Hoh Rainforest


This lush, green region is located inside the Olympic National Park and is one of the major rainforests in the United States. The Hoh rainforest acquires around 140–170 inches of rain each year. The rain causes the forest to form a sort of canopy that covers the majority of the forest. This makes for some really unique adventures and hiking trails throughout the forest. The Hoh's major hiking trail is the Hoh River trail, which runs a little over 17 miles to the Glacier Meadows on the shoulder of Mount Olympus.

San Juan Island


During the spring, summer, and fall you can discover marvelous whale watching near the waters of San Juan Island, Washington. This region is widely known for amazing sightings of orca whales, sea kayaking, hiking, biking, and more.  Most of the whales seen in the San Juan Islands region are orcas and are typically in the area from mid-April to early October. You might also encounter other whale species like gray, minke, and humpback whales that visit these waters from time to time. But San Juan Island isn’t just for whale watching. You can also experience countless wildlife opportunities with seals, porpoises, sea lions, otters, bald eagles, and various types of seabirds.

Washington is the perfect spot to explore, hike, bike, ski, and to even learn more about our planet’s wildlife and geography. Tune in next week for another state adventure series post and don’t forget to share with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and use #HaveNoLimits.




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