Jefferson County, Washington

Top Stories in and near Jefferson County

  • 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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  • 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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  • Seattle, Washington

    The 20 Best Campsites near Seattle

    Located down the road from the San Juan Islands and kitty corner from Olympic National Park, Seattle is a mecca for outdoor adventure enthusiasts. Seattle’s infamous rain shadow allows the flora and fauna to flourish and creates some of the most breathtaking scenery you’ll ever lay eyes on. We’ve...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    5 Epic Summit Hikes near Seattle

    If you've ever been to Seattle, you know the proximity to amazing outdoor adventures is pretty ideal. If you haven't, it's about time to plan a weekend trip. From Seattle, you don't have to drive too far to find some of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in the country and of course, the best ...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    6 Amazing Winter Hikes Within Two Hours Of Seattle

    Winter can often be thought of as a time to stay indoors, drink hot chocolate, and hibernate. The opposite couldn't be more true. When you explore in the winter, not only do you get to see landscapes in an entirely different way, but you also get to enjoy a little more solitude that you typically...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    8 Amazing Spring Hikes Near Seattle

    Skip the long lines for coffee or brunch this weekend and head out on a hike for some challenging uphill climbs, stunning lake views, cascading waterfalls, and an escape from the city. Because there are so many options immediately surrounding the city, just choosing your hike is a challenge. We'v...
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  • What's In My Camera Bag?

    While this is everything that I own and use, you don’t by any means need to buy all of it to take great photos and videos! This is my complete gear list and I definitely don’t bring it all out with me on every trip. I customize my bag for each adventure depending on what I’ll be doing and what th...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Weekend Warrior: 72 Hours In Seattle, WA

    If you’re looking for a three-day getaway in the United States, you cannot go wrong with the Emerald City in the Evergreen State: Seattle, Washington. Stereotypes of never-ending rain aside, Seattle offers a diverse mix of activities and scenery to satisfy any modern day traveler.On top of numero...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Seattle's Best Beginner Backpacking Trips

    Backpacking for the first time can be both scary (in a good way!) and exhilarating. Here are a few relatively easy backpacking trips in Washington to get you hiking. Trust me, once you start, you can’t stop!1. Thunder Creek - North Cascades National ParkPhoto: Dawn CoyoteDistance: options for 5-1...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    Feathered Friends Swallow UL 20 Sleeping Bag Review

    It does not matter whether I am car camping with luxuries or on an expedition to climb some of the worlds most remote peaks, my Feathered Friends Swallow UL 20 Sleeping Bag goes everywhere I go. As a 3-season 20-degree bag, I have happily used it on chilly summer nights in the Blue Ridge Mountain...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    5 Trail Runs For Busy Seattleites

    Seattle has many miles of paved trails throughout the city, but hitting the trails doesn’t just have to be for weekend pursuits. There are many opportunities for singletrack and these trails are all within 20 miles of downtown Seattle. So get up, get dirty, and get to work before your boss. These...
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  • Seattle, Washington

    The Best Women’s Gear for Seattle Peak Bagging

    Most people know that Seattle is one of the greatest cities in the world for outdoor enthusiasts (opinion). Yet while some may assume summer is ripe for adventure, spring and fall actually offer hikers, scramblers, and mountain runners the best conditions to explore Seattle’s local peaks (fact). ...
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  • Hiking together during #LatinxHeritageMonth

    I attended an excursion led by one of my co-workers through Trailhead Direct. It's an amazing pilot project co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks to provide public transportation and expand access to hiking destinations along I-90 near Seattle, Washington. Our hike at Poo Poo Point tr...
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  • Olympic, Washington

    10 Photos to Inspire You to Explore Olympic National Park

    All photos shot for Dirt Road Travels. For my first trip to the PNW I got the chance to hike through a rainforest and camp on a spectacular beach in Olympic National Park. It's one of the least visited national parks, which is an absolute shame.  The hike in is gorgeous and mysterious So north...
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  • Olympic, Washington

    7 Reasons Why Olympic National Park Should Be Your Next Destination

    Olympic National Park, located in northwest Washington proves to be an excellent destination for the adventurer of any kind. With multi-night backpacking trips all the way to drive through zoos, the Olympic Peninsula is the perfect destination for families, climbers, hikers, and backpackers alike...
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  • Olympic, Washington

    Test Your Skills on a Sunset Hike to Olympic NP's Mt. Storm King

    The hike for Mt. Storm King can be found here. This hike is truly amazing and no walk in the park. If you tried this hike at all right after the winter season then you know that it was quite tricky. Well, there were no ropes. So that added some much needed danger to this hike (sarcasm).   Now th...
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