High Country Hikes: Epic Northwest Trails for Blooms and Views

High and Dry: Epic Northwest Hikes to Do in Summer

While some epic hikes can be thoroughly enjoyed year-round (like these), others must be waited for, patiently. These are the high country trails of the Northwest, where late summer snowmelt, when it finally happens, gives way to glorious meadows, mountain views and colorful carpets of wildflowers. These are trails best saved for sunny July and […]

The Pacific Northwest Summer Bucket List

It’s summertime, and the living is easy… I read there are more than 25,000 recordings of Summertime. My favorite is the 1964 recording by The Zombies, in part because it’s a damn good version, and because it conjures early summer in the Pacific Northwest at a time when the mountains, the water, the ocean-kissed air were all […]