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Washington state is the heart of the Pacific Northwest. With that title comes everything you'd hope for, from the lush, green Olympic Peninsula to the wild white peaks of the Cascade Mountains and the relaxed, kayaker-friendly San Juan Islands. Head east and you'll see another side of the state: aridly beautiful, with upscale wineries and cowboy-style breakfasts in equal measure, plus orchards, wheat fields and pioneer history.


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An African American man and his dog hiking in the snow covered mountain areas of Washington state, USA.  An exciting winter adventure.


The 10 most magnificent hikes in Washington

Apr 6, 2024 • 9 min read

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