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Ruby Beach, Washington

Photo of the week: Ruby Beach, Washington Located on the western edge of the Olympic National Park where rainforest meets ocean. Truly a magical place at sunset!

Astoria, Oregon: A visit to downtown’s waterfront

A visit to downtown Astoria, Oregon where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. A scenic maritime town full of history and wildlife.

10 Best Geologic Wonders

Most people have heard of Oregon’s famous Crater Lake, a crystal blue lake formed inside the caldera of an ancient volcano. Oregon is also famous for  the Columbia River Gorge with its many towering waterfalls.  Or perhaps the beautiful rock formations dotting just off the water’s edge on the coastline from Bandon, Oregon to the […]

Best Northwest Wildlfower Walks

Where to Find Wildflowers in the Pacific Northwest   There is no shortage of natural beauty around the Pacific Northwest, but if you time it right, you might just be in for a real treat when wildflowers are in bloom. Usually between April to August, you can find fields of color if you know where […]

Camassia at Finley Wildlife Refuge

Camassia at Finley Wildlife Refuge

In mid to late April, walk the paths at the Finley Wildlife Refuge and you may see swaths of camassia wild flowers in bloom. They don’t have much fragrance, but were once a source of food for native populations. They are beautiful to photograph, but stay on the paths and don’t pick!  

Skagit Valley Daffodils and Geese

Snow geese and daffodils greet you in early spring while driving the back roads around Skagit Valley in northern Washington state. Migrating snow geese are an amazing sight when alongside the blooming fields! Photo by Mark Ahlness on Flickr