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Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Washington
Every national forest holds its own special wonders to be discovered. It just so happens that the Okanagen-Wenatchee National Forest is particularly loaded with them. But when you look at the sheer Read more...
Every national forest holds its own special wonders to be discovered. It just so happens that the Okanagen-Wenatchee National Forest is particularly loaded with them. But when you look at the sheer size of the region and the geographical terrain it spans, it’s not hard to believe. Bound to the north by the Canadian border, the forest stretches a whopping 180 miles south, totaling four million acres. In that space you’ll find intimidating alpine peaks that seem to pierce the sky and deep valleys of lush, old-growth forest. Areas that receive more than 70 inches of precipitation each year and areas that scarcely see 10. You’ll find mountain goats that make scaling a cliff look like a walk in the park and bears that snatch salmon out of the water with the same ease as if they were at a fish market.
With such geographical diversity comes an equally diverse range of ways to enjoy it. You can backpack deep into remote regions rarely visited by humans, fly fish on the Columbia River or rock climb towering granite faces. And that’s not even scratching the surface. But you won’t need any help finding something to do here. Now, deciding what to do? With so many options, that one might be a little trickier. Nevertheless, it’s a good problem to have.