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Exploring Washington’s Desert Country
John Day Fossil Beds
Three gorgeous desert hikes in Washington state, plus where to stay overnight in the area.
Hike a trail then sample local ales in Central Oregon.
This Central Oregon National Monument is beautiful and often quite sunny in the off-season.
More Spring Trips
Salt Spring Island
Stay & Play
Off the beaten path, the cute town of Walla Walla is worth the trip for an immersion in one of the Northwest's best wine regions.
Visit sunny Salt Spring Island year-round for an immersion in Northwest nature and a gentle nudge to slow down to the pace of “island time.”
An ancient rain forest flanks this glacial lake in the Olympics.
Still More Spring Trips
Quick Escape: Depoe Bay
A springtime trip to this Oregon Coast town is great for spotting whales, tidepooling and storm watching.
Jump start spring with a visit to one of the region's tulip towns. The Skagit Valley Tulip Festival runs April 1-30, 2015.