Washington State is an amazing state to live in or visit if you are an outdoor enthusiast.  While the weather acts as a deterrent for many people, the diverse environments from the coastal rainforest on the Olympic Peninsula to the arid deserts in eastern Washington provide something for just about everyone.  There are several National Parks within the state and even more state parks that are equally as beautiful.  There are two mountain ranges (Olympics and Cascades) that provide snowcapped vista backdrops all year and an abundant amount of rivers, lakes, and islands (San Juan’s) in the Puget Sound that provide a lot spectacular scenery.

Snoqualmie Falls

Rialto Beach (Olympic Penninsula)

Deer Creek Falls (Mt. Rainier)

Sunset over the Pacific

Mt Shuksan (Cascades)

Bridal Falls (Cascades)

Sunset on the Olympic Peninsula

Kalaloch Creek

Point of Arches (Shi Shi Beach)

Snow Lake (Cascades)

View of the Cascades from Alpental

Wenatchee River

Two Trees (Alpental)

Sea Stacks on Shi Shi Beach

Mt Rainier (Arial Close Up)

Ruby Beach (Olympic Penninsula)

Skagit Valley Tulips

Alpental Back Country

Merrymere Falls (Olympics)

Mt Baker National Forest (Sunrise)

Sol Duc Falls (Olympic Peninsula)

La Push (Olympic Peninsula)

Cascade Mountains Back Country

River Rock (Olympic Peninsula)

Mt Rainier National Park

A Sunset on the Cascade Mtns

MT Rainier (Close-Up)

Douglas Firs (Olympic Peninsula)

Mt Rainer from Above

Big Horn Sheep (Yakima Canyon)

Kevin Pacella
Redmond WA 98053  |  kpacella1@icloud.com

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