outdoors

Get Easy Access to Local Hikes With New Metro Bus Service

With Trailhead Direct, your next hike is just a bus ride away

Seattle’s recent growth has brought about a big change to the popular hiking trails a short drive from the city:…

Hilary Meyerson

8 Adrenaline Pumping Outdoor Activities to Try Near Seattle

Get your adrenaline pumping with these high-octane outdoor activities

GET YOUR KICKS: Leap out of a perfectly good plane on a jump with Skydive Snohomish

Hilary Meyerson

10 Out-Of-The-Ordinary Hotels, Lodges and Resorts to Stay Around Seattle

When bedtime comes after a long day outside, try one of these stays

BEDTIME: Rest your head in this converted school bus at Someday Farm, or fall asleep to the sound of waves at one of two lighthouse keepers’ quarters on Vashon Island

Chelsea Lin

6 Camping Essentials You Need in the Pacific Northwest

Whether you’re heading out on a camping trip or just want to improve the stash of supplies in your earthquake kit, these essentials work both ways

This article appears in print in the April 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe. 1. BioLite CampStove 2 Bundle (above)This wood-burning camp…

Hilary Meyerson

Mountain Trout Can Turn a Backcountry Meal Into a Four-Star Affair

Hook a trout from a mountain stream and you’ve just bagged one of the forager’s biggest prizes.

Dine in style, even in the backcountry.

Langdon Cook

This Forgotten Bridge Once Made an Important Connection

Leschi Bridge was once an essential route for Seattle settlers

You’ve likely stumbled upon it, nearly concealed beneath the brush in Leschi Park, just south of Madrona, and dismissed it…

Eva Seelye

A Lovely Fall Road Trip to Moscow, Idaho

Plan a weekend getaway to this small town full of craft beer and changing leaves

Fall is the perfect time to enjoy the multi-hued leaf display at the University of Idaho Arboretum

Sarah Murphy

Waterfront San Juan Home Brings the Outdoors Inside

A San Juan Islands vacation home practices an open-door policy with the outside

When the doors open wide at this waterfront residence on one of the San Juan Islands, it’s hard to tell…

Sheila Cain

Skagit Valley Family Transforms Patio into Extension of Their Home

An extensive patio project paves the way for an Edison family to enjoy the outdoors year round

After commuting to Seattle for work five days a week, Scott Edwards heads north to the Skagit Valley for some…

Marianne Hale

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