The Pacific Northwest is home to some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the world and a popular place where people choose to be memorialized.
Seattle (Puget Sound)
Seattle’s Puget Sound is a picturesque inlet of the Pacific Ocean and has an important role in life in the Pacific Northwest. It stretches approximately 100 miles and is where nutrient-rich salt water from the ocean combines with fresh water flowing from thousands of rivers and streams, bringing snow and rain water from the Cascade and Olympic mountains. The Puget Sound is a thriving ecosystem with abundant wildlife - it is home to over 200 fish species, 100 birds, and 13 types of marine mammals.
Mount Rainier National Park
Home to the iconic 14,410 foot high Mount Rainier, Mount Rainier National Park has been a special place to many in the Pacific Northwest for hundreds of years. It is a peaceful, quiet place that is an iconic symbol in the Washington state landscape. The park is home to an abundance of beauty and wildlife and a place where many people love to visit. In addition, five major watersheds originate on Mount Rainier’s glaciers and provide fresh drinking water to the people in the Puget Sound region.
Olympic National Park
Spanning nearly one million acres, Olympic National Park is a treasure located in the Pacific Northwest. The park is home to stunning temperate rainforest, alpine highlands, peaceful lakeshores, and picturesque Pacific coastline that can seem untouched by mankind. It is also home to Mount Olympus, a 7,980 foot high peak that is a popular destination for hikers and mountain climbers. Another popular location visited in the park is Hurricane Ridge, an easily accessible area with stunning mountain and valley views.