These are the big ones in the Olympics:
West red cedar
I can ID them all except for maybe Vine Maple, but that's just making an effort to look it up and know what I am looking for.
Been spending most of my outdoor time in the Olympics this time of year. Still a lot of snow in the Cascades. I think I am heading out there next week when the 21 yr old is home for Spring Break, so we will see what we can find.
And I am in no hurry. I am still working on my first official walking stick that I first cut down back 2008 or 2009. Sugar Maple from Northern Michigan. So letting them dry for a year or two or three isn't a big deal. I just wanted to get a few from so locally available wood, before I leave the area in the next 18 months or so.
So for instance I really want to get some Sitka Spruce, I wont be finding much of that if I go back east
I was just wondering if anyone had experience with these wood types out here, and if there was one kind or another to avoid for some reason.