Two teenage boys, ages 18 and 16, died Sunday during a hike in the mountains east of Seattle after falling from rocks near a water fall.
Mount St. Helens has become one of the most popular destinations for hikers in Washington state.
Little crocuses are beginning to bloom, giving away the first signs of spring. During spring and summer, Washington’s wildflowers are a beautiful sight for photographers, campers and hikers.
Settled in 1851, Port Townsend was originally named “Port Townshend”, by George Vancouver, for his friend the Marquis of Townshend. Found to be a safe harbor, the community thrived on fishing and shipping. Many of its original Victorian homes and beautiful early 1900’s buildings remain. And Port Townsend has become a destination for romantic weekend getaways.
Their motto is “Real Islands… Real Close”. The San Juans, a cluster of over 70 islands to the north and west of Seattle, are just a car and ferry ride away. A destination spot for romantic getaways, cycling trips or adventurists, three of the islands – San Juan, Orcas, and Lopez offer a variety of accomodations and dining experiences for your next getaway.