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  • A hiker balances on a log while crossing a creek in Olympic National Park, WA. Mountain Woman: Summiting Mt. Olympus - Proving yourself as the only woman in the group By Madeline Downie After driving six or so hours from Bellingham to the Hoh Rainforest Campground in Olympic National Park, I was happy to be out of the car and stretching my legs. It was still early morning, and while I and the three guys I […]
  • Park questing: A Q&A with Matt Treat - By Ian Haupt Matt Treat is halfway to his goal of visiting every U.S. national park. During the pandemic, Treat said — like most people — he started thinking about places to visit that were lightly populated and not overseas. National parks naturally came to mind, and as travel restrictions were lifted, Treat said he […]
  • Truck Camping (in the Snow) - Story and photos by Tony Moceri The Pacific Northwest is a camper’s paradise giving those of us that like to leave our houses behind endless options to explore new locations and return to old favorites. Whether sheltered amongst large fir trees, eating your dinner next to a rushing creek, or bedding down with a bay […]
  • Sucia Island boat camping - Story and photos by Jason Griffith The sky seemed to have merged with the sea, except the stars below the horizon were like fireflies winking on and off, too numerous to count. I’d never seen bioluminescence* like this.  The slightest movement in the water left a wake of blue-green sparkling fire that slowly faded to […]
  • Go your own pace - Solo backpacking to Wing Lake and Black Peak Story and photos by Skye Schillhammer I spent most of my life hiking, backpacking and exploring the lakes and mountains in the North Cascades. Along with my family and friends, we climbed volcanoes, completed high alpine traverses, fished as many lakes as we could find on the […]
  • Fall gear guide, 2021 - Nemo Helio Portable Shower $99.95 Unlike gravity camp showers, the Helio portable pressurized shower and sprayer rests on the ground. The 2.9-gallon tank is pressurized with a foot pump — and with occasional pumps you can keep it fully pressurized for 5-7 minutes of strong, continuous spray. The tank cannot be over-inflated. Set the black […]
  • Family backpacking trip along Chelan Lakeshore Trail to remote town of Stehekin - Story and photos by Jason Griffith Trail stats Distance: 17 miles, one way Elevation gain: 4,000 feet Max elevation: 1,700 feet Best: Spring or fall, summers are quite hot The drone of the Lady of the Lake faded slowly as we stood on the dock at Prince Creek, fiddling with gear and eating snacks, delaying […]
  • San Juans in a 16-foot outboard boat: an exotic island trip close to home - By Jason Griffith Nosing our way to the beach on Clark Island, I focused on the water, looking for rocks and trying to pick a clear path. Suddenly the cry of “Orca!” came from our friends’ boat, their children excitedly pointing to the channel between Clark and Barnes islands. I turned and looked just in […]
  • Cargo bike touring on the San Juan Islands - A professional cyclist relaxes into the pace of touring with a toddler-laden cargo bike By Spencer Paxson The prologue leg of our four-day San Juan Islands bike trip was only 50 miles, stretching from Bellingham to our first stop on Lopez Island. Normally, I wouldn’t raise a brow at that mileage, but my bike weighed […]

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