January 2013

Reader Trip: Bald Eagles and Sunshine on the Skagit River

Even bald eagles enjoy relaxing in the sunshine. Northwest TripFinder reader Josh Pelman captured this shot of an adult bald eagle from below during his trip to visit the Skagit River Bald Eagle Festival this past weekend. The pilgrimage to see this dense congregation of eagles is a winter tradition in the North Cascade Mountains along the scenic […]

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Northwest Gear Closet: Sweet Deals on Camping Gear

We scoured the internet for camping and adventure travel deals and this is what we’ve found. Prices are as we state them at the time of publication. CAMPING GEAR REI Lumen +40 Sleeping Bag DEAL: 26% off right now at $109 WHY WE LOVE IT: Because you don’t need a zero degree bag in summer, so why […]

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Plan Now, Camp Later: Reserve Early for the Best Northwest Campsites

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Skip the last-minute scramble before your summer camping trip by reserving your Washington state yurt or tent site early. Get more tips on Northwest camping by subscribing here – it’s free. Remember the spontaneous camping trip? You’d wake up, have a yearning for fresh mountain air, pack the gear into the trunk and just go. […]

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Fishing in the City

Perhaps you’ve seen them fishing off the pier along Ruston Way in Tacoma, or casting from the beach in West Seattle. Have you wondered what those people are fishing for? That depends on the season. And of course, the time of day. This coming August we’ll host a run of pink salmon in Puget Sound. They surge into our […]

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On the Mountain with Jack Kerouac

In 1956, twelve years before the land under his boots would become North Cascades National Park, Jack Kerouac spent 63 days in the deep, craggy wilderness of Washington state. It was a year before the publication of On The Road, a year before Jack Kerouac would become a household name and a beat generation icon. […]

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