Now that it’s October and the new season of The Walking Dead is approaching, you may or may not have zombies on your mind. But have you ever stopped to think about where you would head to in our Northwest state in case of a zombie apocalypse?
You would certainly want to evacuate from any big city like Seattle, Spokane, Olympia, Tacoma, or Vancouver and find safety in one of these much more remote areas:
1. A barn on the Palouse
Pros: It's a completely isolated area and you'd be able to see everything in sight with miles of farmland to escape on.
Cons: You could possibly trip and fall over the rolling hills when you're running away in panic.
2. Heybrook Lookout Tower
Pros: In this tower standing at 73-feet tall in the Central Cascades, you'd definitely be able to see zombies coming from miles away and if they even tried to climb up, you could easily shoot at them or just chuck things down at them if you ran out of ammo.
Cons: You'd have no escape route at all, and you could run out of food or supplies quickly if you weren't prepared for a long stay.
3. Walla Walla State Penitentiary
Pros: You'd be inside an extremely secure, locked location that's surrounded by wheat fields.
Cons: It's still a prison...so not exactly a great atmosphere. And if zombies do get inside, there is little to no room to run away.
4. San Juan Island
Pros: Seeing as that zombies can't swim, you'd be quite safe while hiding on this isolated island that's only accessible via ferry, plane or private boat.
Cons: If they did make it onto the island somehow, you wouldn't really have a way out unless you could get back to the mainland.
5. A cabin in Leavenworth
Pros: They're comfy to stay in anyways, and being surrounded by forest in the Cascade Mountains will keep you out of sight.
Cons: None, really. Staying in a
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6. Your nearest Costco
Pros: Hiding in a warehouse would be perfect cause you'd have an unlimited supply of pretty much everything. Unlike a lot of the other hiding spots where you could go hungry trying to conserve on food, you'd at least be able to feast on anything you want here.
Cons: Being inside you wouldn't have any kind of heads up to see if zombies were coming, and you could also be surrounded pretty easily in the store with nowhere left to run.
7. Go camping in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest
Pros: As Washingtonians, we already know how to survive out in the woods, so this wouldn't really feel like hiding. Besides, there are so many acres of Evergreen land it's highly unlikely that zombies would find your exact camping spot, but if they did, you could run in any direction.
Cons: Eventually you'd run out of supplies, and campsites aren't enclosed so you'd want to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
8. Mount Pilchuck Lookout
Pros: This remote lookout in the North Cascades sits on a summit and has a ton of windows so you'd be able to keep an eye out for anyone approaching and have plenty of time to evacuate.
Cons: It's another location where you might be limited on supplies and would want to have a solid escape route planned out.