The Pacific Northwest includes the areas bordered by the Pacific Ocean and Cascade Mountains in the northwestern corner of the United States, primarily the states of Washington and Oregon. This region stands out because of the beauty in its natural diversity.
The PNW -as it is often called – is home to dramatic coastlines, snow-capped mountains and lush forests.
It is here in the PNW where we find places like Olympic and Mt. Rainier National Parks, where glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rainforest and savage Pacific Ocean coastline converge. Ascending to over 14,000 feet above sea level Mount Rainier towers over the state of Washington as an icon of the region.
The beautiful and rugged Oregon coast stretches roughly 363 miles, divided into three regions based on the geologic formations that define them. Long stretches of unbroken beaches of the North Coast give way to a the sea cliffs, terraces and bays of the Central Coast. The South Coast is marked by sea cliffs, beaches and mountains. Found on the southern end are the Coast Redwoods, which are among the oldest living organisms in the world living upwards of 2,000 years.
One of the more remarkable regions in the United States, the diversity of the natural scenery makes the Pacific Northwest truly unique.