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The Eagles Have Landed: Winter eagle watching on local rivers

By Oliver Lazenby From late November to late January, thousands of bald eagles descend on local rivers and streams in search of chum salmon. Eagles...

Fall hikes to golden larch groves

By Jason Griffith The long days of sweating up trails and swatting flies are mostly behind us. Fortunately, the cool, crisp days of fall are...

Postcards: The Methow Valley’s healing waters

Story and photo by Nick Belcaster I’d never seen a man drive a car with his left foot until that day. But then again there...

Parting Shot: Cellist on the Pacific Crest Trail

“I was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass solo. This fellow was on a summer break from school and...

Happy, Healthy Far-Out trails on BC’s Sunshine Coast hut system

Story and photos By Brandon Fralic Jesse shifts the Yukon into park and says, “Hold on, I think this might be the Hill of Death.”...

Herbal and healing tea from foraged plants

By Amy Gibson For many, summer is a time to relax, slow down, and enjoy the warm season of our lives. One way I’ve found...

Skagit Land Trust acquires 1,000 acres of key habitat

By Oliver Lazenby Photos courtesy of Skagit Land Trust Earlier this spring the Skagit Land Trust acquired 1,000 acres of land east of Concrete in the...

Vitamin N (nature): A small dose provides substantial stress relief

  By Mandy LeBlanc A midweek hike through Discovery Park in Seattle recently brought a surprising amount of tranquility to my life – after a short sunset...

The Trailblazing Packable Tool

Locally made Trail Boss sells worldwide By Oliver Lazenby In February 2017, Bellingham resident Bill Hasenjaeger attended an outdoor expo where he walked into a talk...

Postcard: Greetings from Walla Walla

By Brandon Fralic We are bumping along Jasper Mountain Road in the Blue Mountains east of Walla Walla when our guide, Mike, slows the vehicle...