Hey @LisaKF !  Thanks for the intro!  I, too, am a PNW native living in DC. I grew up in Everett, WA and have been in DC for just over a year now.  I love all the different ways DC allows you to be mobile. The bike commute options are unreal!  

I miss the ocean sometimes - and especially my favorite national park, Olympic. I'd choose beaches over mountains and love that Olympic NP offers both.

Once we re-open our stores, we look forward to seeing you and continue talking DC outdoors! 

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