Mountains

Explore the ‘Alps of the Northwest’ from Joseph, Oregon

Outdoor lovers are discovering the 17 peaks near the mountain town.

The 9,572-foot Eagle Cap reflects here in Mirror Lake.

Jess Thomson

Chatting with a PCT ‘Trail Angel’

These volunteers are heaven-sent

Andrea and Jerry Dinsmore planned to run a tiny truck stop when they retired from their jobs as a truck…

Tom Griffin

The 14 Best Places to Hike in the PNW

The days are long, the sun is shining— it’s time to get outside

With Haley Durslag, Cassie Gruber and Jake Laycock The days are long, the sun is shining—it’s time to get outside….

Douglas Gantenbein, Tom Griffin, Kristen Russell, Roddy Scheer, Virginia Smyth

The Last Stand: Numbers of Elusive Mountain Caribou Shrinking Dramatically

Forestry, climate change and recreation have taken a toll on the mountain caribou

In the far northeast reaches of our state, the bleached antler of a caribou sits quietly on a shelf in…

David Moskowitz

The Best Places to Visit Along the Northwest Coast

It's not too late for a summer adventure. Let's hit the road

From the rugged and wild tip of Cape Flattery, Washington, to the undulating dunes of Bandon, Oregon, the Northwest coastline…

Danielle Centoni and Kristen Russell with Lucy Burningham, Mandolin Brassaw, Miriam Bulmer, Jenny Cunningham, Kari Lutcavich

Best Northwest Hikes and Walks

Find serenity, soaring views—and a sweet workout—on these 20 spectacular trails.

A sweeping glacial vista on a bluebird afternoon…an ancient rain forest, trees dripping with moss…the fecund scent of a deep…

Kristen Russell & Roddy Scheer

Best Hikes to see Wildflowers

Two hikes boasting riotous wildflower displays and gorgeous mountain views.

Sourdough Ridge TrailSunrise, Mount Rainier Difficulty: Easy; 2.5 miles, 400-foot elevation gain Location: Two hours from Seattle in the northeast corner…

Kristen Russell & Roddy Scheer

How Seattle Measures Up Against 1962 Predictions

Predictions for the growth of ‘Pugetopolis’ were off—but not always by much.

Fifty years ago this summer, Seattle was in the middle of a major transformation. Planners were rushing to build the…

Seattle Mag

Grey Matters: Knute Berger on Seattle’s War-making Business

Despite our peacenik reputation, a key to Seattle’s economy is the war-making business.

If you listen to people like Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, “Left Coast” cities like Seattle are so far out of…

Seattle Mag