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Locally crafted: ciders, meads and distilleries

For people who enjoy a good artisanal alcoholic beverage, the Pacific Northwest is the place to be.

Washington Sno-Park fees increase for first time since 2009

Washington State Parks will be increasing the price of its Sno-Park permits this year, which go on sale November 1. The seasonal permit fee...

Finding the Lost Ledge: A miniguide

Guide and photos by Jason D. Martin, executive director of the American Alpine Institute Discovered and developed by a small cadre of Bellingham boulderers, the...

Skagit Headwaters

B.C. and Washington governments, tribes, businesses continue to oppose mining in headwaters of Skagit River Story by Ian Haupt Photos courtesy of the Wilderness Committee Those in...

Pandemic pivot

Events-based nonprofit shifts focus to outdoor recreation and nature education Story and photos by Ian Haupt If you sign up for one of Recreation Northwest’s Nature...

Q&A: Commissioner of public lands Hilary Franz on Washington’s wildfires, new...

As commissioner of public lands, Hilary Franz oversees the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Franz developed a wildfire and forest health funding...

Firecraft Northwest

A one-person outdoor education program Story by Ian Haupt Rubbing two sticks together. Put so simply, it sounds trivial. Yet it was necessary for all that’s...

Hart Steens odyssey

A road trip to the Northwest’s ‘real West’ Story and photos by Eric Lucas I’m a middle-age white guy in a 1999 4Runner, V6, 206 cubic...

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...

Among the birds

Early morning birding on Galbraith Mountain Story and photos by Ben Stalheim I hate my alarm. It’s set to my favorite song of all time, Rusted Root’s...