Camping and Hiking

June 21, 2012 9:55 PM
A sweeping glacial vista on a bluebird afternoon…an ancient rain forest, trees dripping with moss…the fecund scent of a deep mountain...
June 19, 2012 9:46 PM
1. For those whose hikes are usually of the urban variety, Eddie Bauer’s new Trailhead Pack is all business, with a laptop pocket, and a...
June 18, 2012 9:04 PM
Lake SereneMount Index Difficulty: Moderate; 7.2 miles round-trip, 2,000-foot elevation gain Location: About 90 minutes...
June 16, 2012 1:12 AM
Mount ConstitutionOrcas Island Difficulty: Moderate to difficult; 6.7 miles round-trip, 1,490-foot elevation gain. Or easy; a scant...
June 16, 2012 1:10 AM
Grove of the PatriarchsMount Rainier Difficulty: Easy; 1.5 miles round-trip, 50-foot elevation gain Location: About a two-hour...
June 16, 2012 1:06 AM
Sourdough Ridge TrailSunrise, Mount Rainier Difficulty: Easy; 2.5 miles, 400-foot elevation gain Location: Two hours from Seattle...
June 16, 2012 1:03 AM
Heather MeadowsNear Mount Baker Difficulty: Easy; .5 mile, mostly level and paved Location: About two and a half hours from Seattle...
June 16, 2012 1:01 AM
Twin Falls State ParkNear North Bend Difficulty: Moderate; 3 miles round-trip, 500-foot elevation gain Location: About 30 miles...
June 16, 2012 12:58 AM
Golden Gate TrailParadise, Mount RainierDifficulty: Moderate; 3 miles, approx. 1,000-foot elevation gain Location: About two and a...
February 18, 2012 12:46 AM
Looking out the bus window on her commute into work at King County Parks’ downtown Seattle headquarters, Sujata Goel kept noticing more and...
Mount Rainier
May 5, 2011 4:58 PM
Days like today remind me of how easy it is to take our mountains for granted. Just yesterday, driving across the lake, I got a great big...
April 22, 2011 9:46 PM
Return to the Ultimate Coast GuideGo here if: family-friendly amenities and attractions are tops on your list. With Newport as the central...
April 22, 2011 9:45 PM
Return to the Ultimate Coast GuideGo here if: you love a dose of history with your beach. Along with the tiny historic settlement of...
April 22, 2011 9:42 PM
Return to the Ultimate Coast GuideGo here if: you’re looking for a quick trip to the beach with plenty of amenities—from quirky...
April 22, 2011 9:39 PM
Return to the Ultimate Coast GuideGo here if: you enjoy dune buggies and antiquing—and don’t mind a bit of a trek.  Travel time:...