Camping and Hiking

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...
July 2, 2011 1:33 AM
Roughing ItThe Northwest offers plenty of ways to commune with nature, but nothing quite surpasses the getting-back-to-the-land feeling of...
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:...
April 22, 2011 9:36 PM
Return to the Ultimate Coast GuideGo here if: you love rugged, sometimes difficult-to-access beaches (you may need to hike in) and count...
April 22, 2011 9:30 PM
Return to the Ultimate Coast GuideEleven lighthouses are sprinkled along the Oregon coast to help ships navigate its rough-and-tumble...
April 22, 2011 9:24 PM
Return to the Ultimate Coast GuideGo here if: you love boutiques, restaurants, coffee shops, accommodations and big trappings with your...
April 19, 2011 4:34 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...
July 2, 2010 12:33 AM
Should I buy my child a special ergonomic telescoping titanium trekking pole? Only if you hate nature. There is no way that pole is...
July 2, 2010 12:33 AM
WeatherNo matter the forecast, in the Northwest you must be prepared for rain. That crazy nylon sheet that came with your tent—the one...