By Allie Wisniewski, American Forests
When you hear of the PNW, maybe you think of endless rain, the Space Needle, or Starbucks. Maybe you think of cycling, hipsters or Portlandia. The Pacific Northwest is much more than all of those things, however. With mountains, temperate rainforests, natural hot springs, waterfalls — you name it — this iconic region of the U.S. is a nature lover’s paradise. Let’s take a look at some of its most enchanting wilderness areas and revel in the magic of the PNW.