Find Cool Geology at Mount St. Helens

Find Cool Geology at Mount St. Helens

Forty years ago, at 8:32am on a quiet Sunday morning, Mount St. Helens blew its top. The explosion was a massive volcanic eruption, the most disastrous in U.S. history. A plume of searing hot ash spewed hundreds of feet into the air that turned day into night around the Pacific Northwest. The unexpected lateral blast […]

Beach Bounty: Guide to Digging for Razor Clams

Beach Bounty: Guide to Digging for Razor Clams

Where to Dig for Clams DIG DATES: Winter 2019-2020, Washington Beaches   Below is the tentative schedule of proposed razor clam digs for Washington state beaches, along with evening low tides and beaches. Note: here’s the full schedule; dates are always subject to cancellation if testing shows marine toxins are high. February 6, Thursday, 4:40 […]

STAY: Hi-Tide Ocean Beach Resort

This lodging listing is sponsored by Hi-Tide Ocean Beach Resort 4890 Railroad Ave Moclips WA 98562 map and directions phone: 1-800-MOCLIPS website: email: lodging type: condo vacation rentals resort rates: $75-$230 features: Kids OK, Pets OK, free wifi, Fireplace, Kitchenette, TV, Wheelchair accessible, Parking Provided Description: We invite you to leave behind your hectic daily routine and escape to the […]

Razor Clamming Season Begins on the Washington Coast

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 […]

Hiking in the Goat Rocks: Snowgrass Flats – Goat Lake Loop

Have you heard the rumors that the Goat Rocks Wilderness in Southwest Washington is a popular spot for hiking? Believe them. And boy, are there reasons a-plenty! This loop is a classic hike of intense beauty and grandeur. Snowgrass Flat – Goat Lake Loop is 13-miles round trip and climbs a total of 1900 feet in elevation – […]

CAMP: Takhlakh Lake Campground, Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Mount Adams

The first thing you’ll want to know is how to pronounce it: TOCK-lock. Next, you’ll want to know that Mt. Adams will loom so closely above your lakefront campsite that you’ll want to reach out and touch it. No motors are permitted here, just canoes and kayaks and tranquility. That’s why the few miles of washboard […]

Trip Guide: The North Beach of the Washington Coast

Pack up the beach chairs and clam bucket, but leave that to-do list at home. Head to the hidden stretch of Washington’s coast known as the “North Beach” for sandcastles, stormwatching and solitude. The sand stretches for miles in this less-visited coastal treasure. Like Ocean Shores, cars are permitted to drive right on the beach in some […]

Trip Guide: Washington’s Long Beach Peninsula

It’s not all go-carts and saltwater taffy in this quintessential beach town, though there’s plenty of that to keep beach lovers happy. From cranberries to Lewis and Clark, the region’s cultural heritage is everywhere. And with miles of trails and wild beaches to explore, opportunities to immerse yourself in nature are abundant as well. The […]

Columbia River Kayaking

tours: history/culture, sightseeing, guided recreation, nature, custom tours available, rentals available. 1391 West SR 4 Skamokawa WA 98647 map and directions 360.849.4016  | email: Kayak tours and instruction on the Lower Columbia River and beyond. Experienced guides lead you through old growth Sitka Spruce swamps and wildlife refuges, retracing the paddle strokes of the […]

Best Spots for Storm Watching in Washington State

Imagine you’re watching  a 30-foot ocean swell pound itself against a basalt headland while you sip scotch from your plush recliner, safely behind double-pane glass. Outside, it’s raining horizontally. Winds are topping 60 mph, howling off the ocean and bringing the spray of salt along for the ride. And you are warm and dry and just […]