Washington: the one that has them all
Washington may not be the most visited US state. It may not be the most touristy as well. But it certainly is the most intriguing and rich, when it comes to outdoor possibilities. Have a look at the state's national parks: Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic and you'll understand Washington's popularity among outdoor travelers. With incredible range in elevation, stretching from the rugged seashore to the snow-peaked summits, Washington landscapes include rainforests, deserts, alpine meadows and wetlands. When it comes to the landscapes, Washington simply has them all.
Washington adventures are as diverse as state's ecosystems. Thousands of miles of multipurpose trails lead you to the whale spotting in San Juan Islands, awesome surfing along 3,000 miles-long coastline or snowshoeing through vast, snow-capped plains. Following more demanding routes allows you to admire shimmering glaciers in North Cascades National Park or climb among boulders and loose pumice to the top of still active volcano – Mount St. Helens. If you are looking for a less-thrills-more-feels outdoor adventures in Washington, all you have to do is get a boat and paddle the lazy sections of Wenatchee River beneath clear, blue sky.