Douglas Scott for Roots Rated and Outdoor Research

I have said it before and I will say it again, until my dying days: You need to explore the northern Olympic Peninsula.

There are few stretches of land in America that are more beautiful than the northern edge of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula. Within a 100 miles on the north Olympics, you can explore beaches with sea stacks and hike in mountains full of marmots and snow. You can get out and explore dense forests along glacial rivers, climb peaks to panoramic views, wander along fern-clad box canyons leading to waterfalls, or just sit back in the car and soak it all in along the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

While there are year’s worth of adventures all around the Olympic Peninsula, I was asked by Roots Rated and Outdoor Research to compile a list of 10 of my favorites. From east to west, the locations in link link below will leave you in awe at what is around every bend and turn in the road, fueling your desire to see every inch of the always beautiful, remote, and verdant peninsula. You haven’t experienced Washington State until you’ve explore this incredible region on the Olympic Peninsula.

Continue reading on