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North Cascades Highway Scheduled to Open April 22nd, 2016

The good news coming out of the Pacific Northwest just doesn’t seem to stop! According to a tweet sent by the Washington State Department of Transportation, State Route 20, better known as the North Cascades Highway, will reopen at 11 am Friday, April 22! The road had been closed for 37 miles since last November, granting …

Monte Cristo Ghost Town and Trail to Reopen

Get ready to see your Instagram and Facebook feeds fill up with pictures of a ghost town in the North Cascades. The Washington Cascade’s most famous “ghost town” will soon be reopening for hikers and backpackers to explore. On March 8th, 2016, the US Forest Service announced that the trail and site of the old …

The Best Eagle Watching in the Pacific Northwest

Twenty miles south of the Canadian border and twenty miles east of Bellingham, there is a gathering of America’s flying mascot. Along the shores of North Fork of the Nooksack River, hundreds of bald eagles feast upon the schools of returning chum salmon. As the chum slowly start to decompose after arriving in freshwater and …

Get To Know a Nature Athlete: Trail Runner and Climber Jason Henrie

“To this day, exploring the wild places of the world is where I feel most at home and allows me to process the stresses of everyday life and find my place.”  Trail Runner Jason Henrie Trail runners are a strange breed of individuals. They are the ones who wake up early and return home late, …

Want to Date a Hiker or Kayaker? Move to the Pacific Northwest

Everyone that lives, visited, or spent time daydreaming about the Pacific Northwest knows it has endless beauty. From the stunning peaks of the Cascade Mountains in Washington and Oregon, the amazing beaches and rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula and the breathtaking wilderness in Idaho, beauty and outdoor recreation go hand in hand. Nature defines who we …

Using Your Five Senses at Five Pacific Northwest National Parks

The National Parks of the West, specifically the parks of that are in Montana and Washington State, offer some of the most wild and diverse landscapes in the world. Full of wonder and awe, the five National Parks in these states give visitors experiences they can’t find anywhere else in the world. Whether in Yellowstone …

Get ready for Springtime in the National Parks of the Pacific Northwest

The snow is melting in the National Parks around the Pacific Northwest, and thanks to an unseasonably warm winter for 2014-15, roads around the region will be opening soon. All around the region, gates will be unlocked earlier than average, making for what could be increased attendance numbers for all the parks in the west. …