The Ultimate Guide to Washington Mountain

The Ultimate Guide to Washington’s Mountains: The Name Game

Washington’s got great mountains, and some of the stories about how they got their names are just a

OLYMPIC MOUNTAINSThe Brothers, 6,565 feet; Mount Constance, 7,743 feet; Mount Ellinor, 5,952 feet In the 1850s, during his survey of…

Anna Samuels

What to Do When Pac NW Animals Attack

From grizzly bears to cougars, we have the scoop on what to do when faced by a wild animal.

When Animals AttackWhen an experienced hiker was killed by an aggressive mountain goat last fall on a trail near Hurricane…

By Roddy Scheer, Nick O’Connell, Tina Lassen and John Levesque with Sarai Dominguez, Cayla Lambier, Jennifer Lee and Anna Samuels

Washington’s Mountain Vacation Homes

Looking for a vacation home or a weekend rental close to the mountains? This sampler will give you

SNOQUALMIEA small mountain town with historic attractions and a decent brewery, Snoqualmie offers proximity to the city while maintaining a…

Roddy Scheer, Nick O’Connell, Tina Lassen and John Levesque with Sarai Dominguez, Cayla Lambier, Jennifer Lee and Anna Samuels

New to Climbing and Hiking? A 101 on Hiring the Right Guide

Unless you’re a pro mountaineer, hiring a guide service is key to summiting success. Here are a few

MOUNTAINEERING GUIDES Rainier Mountaineering Inc.Mount Rainier, Mount Shuksan, Forbidden PeakBased in Ashford, RMI is one of the oldest and most…

Jennifer Lee

Mountain Road Trips: Drivable Summits

Some people respond to the call of the wild with nothing but a sharpened stick and a bag of granola.

Besides the oft-traveled road to Hurricane Ridge outside Port Angeles (see page 107), here are five more Washington mountains you…

Cayla Lambier

101 on Washington State Volcanoes

If you live in the Northwest, you know: Those eye-popping mountain views come with a serious price t

Our state is home to five active or potentially active stratovolcanoes—tall, conical mountains built up over the centuries by layer…

Roddy Scheer, Nick O’Connell, Tina Lassen and John Levesque with Sarai Dominguez, Cayla Lambier, Jennifer Lee and Anna Samuels

The Truth About Bigfoot

From canyon to cave, the Sasquatch legend persists.

Rumors have circulated for years that Washington’s Cascades are the native habitat of Bigfoot (aka Sasquatch). Some certainly emanate from…

Roddy Scheer, Nick O’Connell, Tina Lassen and John Levesque with Sarai Dominguez, Cayla Lambier, Jennifer Lee and Anna Samuels

Ski Resorts and Crowd Free Trails

When winter arrives, we strap skis or boards to our feet and let gravity do its thing.

Going Downhill Here’s a handful of familiar snowsport options, plus one that’s a little out there. Visit skiwashington.com for more….

Sarai Dominguez

9 Can’t-miss Peaks

They’re massive. Magical. Magnificent. Northwest mountains to put on your bucket list.

We’ve all asked (and answered) the classic vacation question: The mountains or the shore? As it happens, we feel strongly…

Roddy Scheer, Nick O’Connell, Tina Lassen and John Levesque with Sarai Dominguez, Cayla Lambier, Jennifer Lee and Anna Samuels

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