Washington is an outdoor paradise at the extreme edge of the Continental United States. It’s the most northwest of the Pacific Northwest where everything, even the major metropolitan greater Seattle area, is draped with nature.
Only there isn’t ‘one Washington’. There are at least four with the cool and wet coast, the western lowlands, the dry and sunny Columbia Plateau, and the mountains that divide them. For example, Coastal Washington has the largest temperate rainforests in the lower 48, while Naval Air Station Pasco was selected because it’s almost always sunny. Somewhere in between, there’s Seattle, with nine months of drizzle and three brilliant fleeting months of the most beautiful summers imaginable.