Now, Washington might be going on the list as one of the prettiest states to date. Which is actually saying something considering how amazing our country really is. We headed toward Rainier, stopping one night in Natches, then the next night near Packwood. Much to my surprise, there was ample free dispersed camping near Rainier even on a weekend in summer (Although the actual park campground was quite booked to capacity). We rode through the park, stopping what seemed like every 100 feet for pictures, since the views just got more and more over the top every step you went, and hiked down to some waterfalls. (Being from Los Angeles, seeing water still really, really excites me, haha.) We spent some time with some of the locals in Packwood as we went into town for breakfast. It’s always such an interesting contrast from what I’m used to meeting people who live in small, tight knit communities where everyone knows everyone, and they’re quick to be inviting and hospitable even to strangers. Not really what we get in the city.