How do you know that you are living in the Pacific NW? First off, let’s hope you remember growing up here or moving here. So much for rhetorical questions. 🙂
Forget finding your orientation in the woods by looking for moss growing on the north side of anything. Moss will cover everything in its path, much like the 60’s movie “The Blob”. Secondly, you can construct an entire new fir tree from the branches that smacked onto your roof all night long during last night’s storm.