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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

NW Trek bobcats become buddies

Bobcats Tanner, 8, and Tahoma, 4, are getting along so well, they are now able to share the bobcat habitat at Northwest Trek together! Tahoma arrived at Northwest Trek in 2020, after being raised illegally as a pet. Since his arrival, keepers have slowly introduced the two cats to each other, first just visually through […]

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Featured Northwest Lifestyles Outdoor Activities Washington

Brake for Mount Rainier’s Spirits of Iron

When you first glimpse Dan Klennert’s Recycled Spirits of Iron Sculpture Park on your way to Mount Rainier National Park, you might just brake to a stop. And if you don’t, we guarantee you will want to when the next opportunity arises. Peering over the fence you may wonder, “What IS this place?” In Latin […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Hiking and Rving at Washington’s Lake Desire

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Written by Emily Helgeson Growing up I spent a lot of summer weekends at Lake Desire– the lake my dad grew up on. As the years went on, we created an annual […]

Brown Grizzly bear in river
Environment Washington

Grizzly bears face uphill battle

Caption: Grizzly bears used to be fairly common across the American West, but these days only a few thousand of the majestic creatures roam free in and around Yellowstone National Park and Washington’s North Cascades. Credit: Pixabay. Dear EarthTalk: What’s the latest on efforts to reintroduce Grizzly bears back to the Lower 48?— J. Whitaker, […]

Families sledding on small mountain
Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

It’s sledding time on Mount Rainier

​Caption: Families enjoy sledding at Paradise ​The official Snowplay Area is the safest and only location that sledding is permitted in Mount Rainier National Park. The Snowplay Area, marked by poles and ropes, includes a small sledding hill for small children. Only plastic and soft-sided sled devices may be used. Snowshoeing and skiing are not permitted. […]

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Economy Environment Northwest Lifestyles Washington

JUNGMAVEN makes hemp part of pollution solution

Caption: The Yin Yang Basic Tee is printed on light weight basic tee for a vintage feel. JUNGMAVEN grew out of these roots of simplicity and sustainability. In the early ’90’s JUNGMAVEN founder, Robert Jungmann, who is based in Vancouver, Washington, became passionate about putting a stop to clear-cutting practices that devastate the planet– and […]

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Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Great RV Weekend Getaway

Editor’s note: The following article is reprinted with permission from the Northwest RVing Blog hosted by MHRV (Manufactured Housing and Recreational Vehicle) Show Association. Written by Dave Helgeson Do you have a student(s) studying Washington State history remotely from home? Looking to get them and yourself out of the house for an RV weekend getaway? […]

Sunset at lighthouse
Featured Outdoor Activities Washington

Cape Disappointment lighthouses shine bright

Photo by Jace Walker Stenersen History is on full display in Cape Disappointment State Park in Ilwaco, where two century-old working lighthouses continue to guide mariners toward shore. The 161-year-old Cape Disappointment Lighthouse guides sailors into the mouth of the Columbia River from the south, while the 119-year-old North Head Lighthouse illuminates the way for ships approaching from the north. Short […]

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Attractions Outdoor Activities Washington

Spokane’s Riverfront Park gets major facelift

Caption: Huntington Park on the Spokane River. With a $64-million Riverfront Park renovation, the park now has a new skate ribbon, Looff Carrousel building, Howard Street Bridge Promenade and updated SkyRide. Work has progressed to the Pavilion. The old IMAX theater was torn down and the Pavilion is currently being transformed into an open-air event […]