4. Dive into Tenino’s emerald Rock Quarry Pool, converted from an active rock quarry into an entertaining oasis when a spring hit by miners filled the pit with water.
7. Pull off winding State Route 821 along the lovely Yakima River near Ellensburg for a jump off the Pac-Man Cliff, named for a painting of the video game icon on the side of the 40-foot-high rock.
9. Get lost along the scenic Snake River Road where the Grande Ronde River meets up with the interstate Snake River, about 30 miles south of Clarkston.
— Elisabeth Schyberg
Photo Credit: Tenino Rock Quarry Pool/Tom Byrne/Flickr