Outdoors

July 19, 2011 6:39 PM
Though they’re rarely hot and sunny, Washington’s coastal beaches really bring the drama: wild, ever-changing weather, vast stretches of...
July 19, 2011 5:54 PM
Waterways: The Ballard LocksWitness cool water workings at the Ballard Locks (aka the Hiram M. Chittenden Locks, if you please), which are...
July 18, 2011 7:18 PM
Lake Washington: Recreation HeavenThe very existence of Lake Washington, a recreational haven and scenic backdrop par excellence, may be...
May 23, 2011 8:17 PM
In this entrepreneurial town, we like to do things on our own time and that includes being active. Whether there’s one last work...
bike commuting
May 14, 2011 11:34 PM
Here are Greg's "essentials" for bike commuting: "I was thinking about some of the "essentials" for bike commuting.  It's easy to find...
May 12, 2011 7:04 PM
Urban WalkaboutBy Arts + Culture editor Brangien Davis Dear weather gods: Just so there’s no mistake, my perfect summer day in Seattle is...
May 12, 2011 6:39 PM
Agua Verde Café and Paddle Club Where can you drink a margarita on a deck in the sunshine, dig into fresh, tasty fish tacos with just-made...
May 12, 2011 3:39 PM
WHERE: The North Cascades Institute’s Learning Center, which offers a plethora of educational and inspiring nature programs amid the...
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May 11, 2011 10:36 PM
Since May is Bike Month around the world, I am devoting my Outdoors blog posts for the next few weeks to urban bicycle commuting around...
May 11, 2011 10:26 PM
Just when you thought cyclocross was the most badass recreational sport to take root in the Northwest, along comes an entire new category...
May 2, 2011 10:54 PM
OLYMPIC MOUNTAINS The Brothers, 6,565 feet; Mount Constance, 7,743 feet; Mount Ellinor, 5,952 feet In the 1850s, during his survey of...
April 22, 2011 9:48 PM
When Animals AttackWhen an experienced hiker was killed by an aggressive mountain goat last fall on a trail near Hurricane Ridge, it...
April 21, 2011 5:05 PM
We’ve all asked (and answered) the classic vacation question: The mountains or the shore? As it happens, we feel strongly both ways. But...
April 19, 2011 6:15 PM
SNOQUALMIEA small mountain town with historic attractions and a decent brewery, Snoqualmie offers proximity to the city while maintaining a...
April 19, 2011 6:07 PM
MOUNTAINEERING GUIDES Rainier Mountaineering Inc.Mount Rainier, Mount Shuksan, Forbidden PeakBased in Ashford, RMI is one of the oldest and...