November 2013

What to Wear on a Snowshoe Hike

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Ready to hit the trails this winter? Having the right clothing on in the snowy backcountry can make all the difference between a miserable, cold day or a warm, comfortable day. This is true everywhere, but it’s especially important in the Pacific Northwest where our snow tends to be heavy and wet, as opposed to […]

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Quick Escape: Family Jaunt to San Juan Island

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Of the four San Juan Islands reachable by ferry, San Juan Island is my favorite car-free family getaway for its dozens of restaurants and great lodgings, most within walking distance of the ferry dock. Thanks to the tourist-friendly town of Friday Harbor, San Juan Island is usually quite crowded in summer. No reservations? Wait until […]

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CAMP & HIKE: Silver Falls State Park

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At Silver Falls State Park, you’re in the best of both worlds–a stone’s throw from Willamette Valley wine country, and inching up the west slope of the Oregon Cascades. And by “cascades” we mean mountains… and waterfalls. Lots of waterfalls. We are spoiled rotten. In the Pacific Northwest where huge swaths of land are protected […]

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