pacific northwest

Samuel Boardman State Park, ORThe Pacific Northwest boasts the most scenic coasts of the States.  US 101, outside of busy California, hugs the coast here, and strings together an endless series of state parks: on a good tourist map their names crowd the entire border line.  Along with the Gulf Coast, this is among the least touristed of watery borders, a delight for those who enjoy rain and drama.  (Shots supplement, without repeating, those of the Borderlands USA color ebook.)  [please hover over images for captions]