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2,000+ Small Earthquakes Have Hit The Pacific Northwest Since New Years Day

Along the northern end of the Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca, the faults are waking up. Mere months after The The New Yorker wrote an article saying residents in the greater Seattle area were doomed, the region has been rocked by thousands of earthquakes. From January 1st, 2016 through January 4th, 2016, there were …

Breaking Up with the PNW Summer of 2015

Summer, When you leave, we will have officially been together for 93 days, 15 hours, and 42 minutes.  We made it official on June 21st, but everyone knew we were an item long before that. Our relationship had grown hotter and hotter since Valentines Day, when we enjoyed 80+ degree days at Smith Rock and Crater Lake …

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 …

The Responsibility of Hikers: A Response to “Loving Trails to Death”

In a recent post by celebrated guidebook author Craig Romano, whose books I have reviewed, he talks about how scenic areas are becoming popular, overcrowded and a destination for outdoor groups of all shapes and sizes.  The article says that trails are being heavily used, and that traffic needs to be directed elsewhere. I agree to a …

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 …