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    Climbing in 18-Degree Weather to Shoot the Sunrise

    One of the things that I love about photography is how the quality of light can make or break a photo. When shooting outdoors it is those early hours in the morning that I love the most. There is something profound about sitting freezing in the quiet cold air with nothing but your thoughts runnin...
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    Washington's 30 Most Incredible Backpacking Trips

    Whatever kind of backcountry adventure you're looking for, you're likely to find it in Washington. From the rugged coast to the Cascade mountains, there is no shortage of amazing trails and beautiful places to spend a night under the stars. Newbie backpackers and seasoned vets alike can find the ...
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    My Top 5 Hikes in Washington State

    I couldn't be more lucky than moving to Washington from France. This is where I found out my love for hiking and how much I enjoy my time in the mountains. Here's my 5 favorite hikes I have done:  1. Burroughs Mountain at Mt. Rainier NP This trail is amazing from beginning to end and offers one o...
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    10 Incredible Coastal Campsites in Washington

    Is there anything that says summer more than camping on the Washington coast? The Evergreen State is beautiful all year round, but it is next level magical when summer hits. The typically blustery, grey coast transforms into a land of golden waters and welcoming shores for just a few months out o...
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    Washington’s 10 Best Last-Minute Backpacking Destinations

    The northwest boasts some of the country’s finest backcountry camping, along well-maintained trails, past gleaming alpine lakes, through thick forests, and underneath soaring peaks with unparalleled views. Many of these environments are fragile and vulnerable to overuse, and so they’ve been prote...
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  • 5 Questions to Answer Before Going Hammock Backpacking

    In the past, your shelter options while backpacking were pretty limited – tent or…… tent. Then ultralight cuben fiber flat tarps and pyramids came along, but everything was still on the ground. Now, backpacking in hammocks is a serious option with multiple manufacturers offering products suited t...
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  • Make these camp cocktails on your next adventure

    Sponsored by TINCUP® Whiskey. I will never pass up the chance to create a fun and delicious cocktail, especially while camping. The TINCUP Adventure Pack makes camp cocktails much easier. Now, I can slip the sleek and lightweight stainless steel bottle into any pack and avoid lugging heavy (an...
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    Explore 25 Gorgeous Lakes in Washington

    Sure, adventure is all about the journey. But it doesn’t hurt when the final destination comes with lunch (and maybe a cold one) next a beautiful mountain lake, right? If you agree, then you’ll love exploring Washington. With nearly 8,000 lakes across the state, there are plenty of options to sat...
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    How to Go Whale Watching in Washington (for Free!)

    I recently moved to Washington from Florida on a whim. Normally, my life is a little more planned out than moving across the country without first having a job lined up, but this move needed to happen. I can honestly say that moving to Washington state has been one of the greatest decisions that ...
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    One of My Favorite Washington Trips: Camping at Diablo Lake in the North Cascades

    The last hurrah, the last weekend in Washington, so of course I had to go down swinging. My friends Brian and Tim from home came up for the weekend and I decided I needed to go to the North Cascades and Diablo Lake to cap off my year. With good weather in the forecast, I was really excited to go ...
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    5 Gorgeous Alpine Lakes In Washington That Aren’t The Enchantments

    Chances also are that you haven’t won a permit in the lottery system. Sure, the Enchantments are beautiful. In fact, they’re drop-dead gorgeous. But for those of us who haven’t won it big in the lottery yet, here are some of my favorite alternatives. These five lesser-known Washington gems have v...
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    10 Incredible Winter Backpacking Trips in Washington

    Winter is in full force up in Washington and for those of you ready to take on the elements, the backcountry has turned into a winter wonderland for adventure. Backpacking destinations that are typically packed with campers all spring, summer, and fall are now your own personal snowy playground. ...
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    10 Spectacular hikes in Washington's Snoqualmie Pass

    Snoqualmie Pass is one of my favorite areas in the state. Not only does it have the mountains, forests, and lakes that Washington is known for, it's also home to some incredible waterfalls like Snoqualmie Falls! If you’re in Washington, visit Snoqualmie Pass and go on these 10 spectacular hikes. ...
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    Washington, I'm Impressed: A Day at Snoqualmie Falls

    Moving up here from California was a bit of a change (um, hello, WATER). Once I got settled in around UW and got to know the city better, I've started looking outward. The Olympic Peninsula, The Northern Cascades, British Columbia, Victoria Island, I get so excited thinking about the next 4 years...
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    The 16 Best Outdoor Adventure Burger Stops in Washington

    You’ve just checked off that grueling hike, climb, ride,etc. from your bucket list and now you’re tired, sweaty, thirsty and mostimportantly hungry. What better way to reward yourself than a big juicy burger,fresh cut fries and a refreshing milkshake. Luckily for you, that little sliceof American...
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    Chasing Washington's Best Waterfalls

    The Pacific Northwest is blessed with amazing waterfalls. Although the Columbia River Gorge is often hailed as the waterfall mecca, there are plenty of incredible cascades to explore in Washington's interior. Whether it's a quick day trip from Seattle or a weekend getaway across the state, Washin...
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