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Anacortes, Washington

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  • A Spring PNW hike to remember

    This story is presented by Oboz.  My first spring PNW hike of the season was filled with blue skies, lots of native plants that got me excited for a fruitful foraging season, and even some splashing sea lions! My Spring PNW hike When the alarm went off on the morning of my group hike that I p...
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  • 5 Fall Hikes in Whatcom County

    Fall is in full swing here in Whatcom County, and it’s the perfect time of year to lace up those hiking boots and get into the woods. With sunshine, cool temps, and beautiful foliage, the mountains are calling Bellingham visitors outside and onto the trails. With the Chuckanuts to the South and t...
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  • Mount Baker, Washington

    Dare to Challenge Winter in the Mount Baker Backcountry and the Payoffs Can Be Monumental

    Take a moment to just look as far as you can see. Basking in the reality of the moment. Photo: Randy Gordon Once you're up there and doing that, you're off to a pretty good start in the backcountry of the Mount Baker Wilderness. In the midst of some of the most stunning scenery that Washington St...
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  • Adventure on the Lake: Kayaking to the Stave Falls Dam Powerhouse

    (Author's note: this article was originally written on Friday January 13th, 2023) In honor of Friday the 13th, I wanted to share my short, yet creepy story of a trip to one of British Columbia's most historic and reportedly haunted locations: The Powerhouse at Stave Falls, in Mission BC. This...
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  • Port Angeles, Washington

    Olympic National Park's 10 Best Hikes

    As soon as you arrive in Olympic National Park, the first thing you’ll want to do is get out of the car and lose yourself in the deep forests, towering peaks, and endless lakes and waterfalls. Spend the night at one of the beautiful lodges near the Port Angeles entrance and spend your days explor...
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