Come and explore the seven natural wonders of Washington State
This web site was created to highlight the seven natural wonders of Washington State. It is the companion web site for the book, The Seven Wonders of Washington State, by Howard Frisk. These seven locations are not part of any official list. They are based on my own travels and my own opinion on what are the most amazing places in this great evergreen state. I chose these locations because there is something very special about each one, they are easily accessible, and they provide opportunities to have personal experiences with the most fascinating places nature has to offer.
Most of the wonders of Washington State are one-of-a-kind geological formations that are found nowhere else in the world. Washington State is among the most ecologically diverse states in the country, and each of the seven wonders represents a different aspect of that ecological diversity. Where else on Earth can you travel from a rain forest to a desert in less than 100 miles?
Some of Washington State's natural wonders, such as Mt Rainier, are world famous. Every time I go to the Paradise Visitor Center I hear a multitude of languages being spoken by park visitors as I hike along the trails. People come here from all over the world to marvel at its massive glaciers, meadows bursting with millions of wildflowers, or autumn leaves exploding with color. On the other hand, some of Washington State's natural wonders, such as the Channeled Scablands, are virtually unknown, even to most of the residents of western Washington. The story of how the Channeled Scablands were formed is mind-boggling, and all the geological evidence is there for you to behold.
It is my hope that you will not be content to just peruse the photographs and read my comments, but more importantly, you will feel inspired to visit each of Washington State's natural wonders and experience them for yourself. This web site is a preview of the natural wonders that await you, containing a sample of the photographs and content of the book, which is available on Amazon.com and over 50 retail stores in Washington State.