October 2009

A Spa in the Woods: Dip into Northwest Hot Springs

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It’s hard to believe, but fall and winter are the quiet season at Northwest natural hot springs. Even when the temperature outside is chilly, these pools are nice and hot. After a day of brisk autumn hiking in the Northwest backcountry I can think of few things more satisfying than dipping into a steaming vat of […]

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Warm Hospitality in the Methow Valley

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Below is a trip report from Seattle reader Chad Lewis. I like to think of myself as a spontaneous weekend traveler, though it’s probably more accurate to think of myself as a procrastinator. Regardless of the terminology, sometimes a planned-the-day-before weekend trip can be even more satisfying than an elaborately scheduled one. The trip my […]

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