October 2012

Waterfall Weekend: Columbia River Gorge

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I know it’s unconventional, but I don’t subscribe to the idea of “summer vacation.” Here’s the deal: my family takes our vacations in small, weekend-sized chunks close to our home base of Seattle. With our energy-filled son in tow, we combine outdoor activities like day hiking with exploring small towns or visiting local wineries. Local, bite-sized […]

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Bring Nature Inside with Good Nature Publishing’s Wall Posters

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On a recent hike on the wet west slope of the North Cascades, I ambled along as fellow hikers zoomed past me to the summit. And in between admiring the subtle beauty of a Queen’s Cup and the showy flair of a Tiger Lily, I realized something. I don’t hike to bag peaks. If I […]

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Fall Gear Sale at REI.com

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Every fall when I pack up our outdoor gear, I make a list of the things we need to repair or replace. It’s a wishful list. Times are tough, and I’m not buying much new gear these days. But REI.com is hosting a special deal right now, the kind of deal I can’t quite ignore, […]

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Razor Clamming Season Begins on the Washington Coast

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To learn all about razor clamming, including what equipment and license you need and how to use the gear to dig for clams, check out Northwest TripFinder’s Guide to Razor Clamming. Get out your clamming tube! This year may just be a record razor clam season at some Washington state beaches.   Digging days and evening low […]

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Beach Bounty: Guide to Digging for Razor Clams

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Where to Dig for Clams DIG DATES: Fall 2016, Washington Beaches   Below is the tentative schedule of proposed razor clam digs for Washington state beaches, along with evening low tides. Dates are subject to cancellation if testing shows marine toxins are high. Nov 17, Thursday, 8:37 pm, -1.3 feet, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks Nov 18, Friday, 9:28 pm, -0.8, Twin […]

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Scenic Drive: Skagit Flats and Chuckanut Drive

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Everyone knows that if you’re just trying to get to Bellingham, Interstate 5 is the fast way there. But not everyone knows there’s a slow road to Bellingham, a scenic drive to rival all scenic drives. The route takes you from the charming seaside town of La Conner all the way to Bellingham’s Fairhaven District. […]

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Fall Camping Tips

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Psst…. get our premier guide to fall travel – Autumn Escapes in the Pacific Northwest. Get inspired to spend your fall weekends combing rocky beaches, savoring the harvest, and hiking scenic mountain trails of Washington and Oregon. Get it here.   Faced with the end of summer, you might be packing away your camping gear for the season. […]

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