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July, 2012

Outdoors NW Pick Up Point of the Month: Alpine Hut

July 30, 2012


Our Pickup Point of the Month is Alpine Hut, in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood. They’ve been a hub of skiing and cycling for Seattle for more than 40 years. We stopped by to talk to Kyle Fisher, owner and Outdoors NW fan.

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NW Trails: Sauk, Poe and Desolation peaks

July 25, 2012


Hikers who like to wax poetic while tramping the trails of the Cascades may want to stuff a book or two by Gary Snyder, Jack Kerouac, or Philip Whelan in their backpacks along with their journals.

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Cycle Touring: Ashland to Crater Lake

July 25, 2012


Bike Touring with the Cycling Sojourner “Freakishly gorgeous” Story and Photos by Ellee Thalheimer Photo at right: The pinnacle of views—the payoff for the famous rim ride around Crater Lake. Crater Lake is freakishly gorgeous. Cycling around its high-alpine rim is, by my calculations, 43.7 times better than seeing it from inside a car. Geology Lessons [...]

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July 26, 2012 Buzz: Outdoors News Shorts

July 23, 2012


STIHL Tour de Trees Celebrates 20 years! The STIHL Tour des Trees is a weeklong, 500-mile cycling event held each year to benefit the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund … Also: The 8th Annual Seattle Dragon Boat Festival will take place on July 28, First Cargo Bike Roll Call

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Escapes: Bellevue, Wash.

July 19, 2012


If you thought of Bellevue as only a suburban neighbor of Seattle, it’s time to look again. It’s a destination in its own right, and not just for fine dining and decadent shopping. Bellevue also has outstanding outdoor recreation.

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July 18, 2012 Buzz: Outdoors News Shorts

July 18, 2012


Farmer’s Market Boat Farm Boat, a floating farmer’s market held aboard the Virginia V at Lake Union Park in Seattle, is a great place to get locally grown produce, artisan crafts and specialty foods while touring the 125-foot historic vessel. Dave Petrich, founder and organizer of the floating market, says, “We’re recreating the nostalgic maritime [...]

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July 12, 2012 Buzz: Outdoors News Shorts

July 12, 2012


Summer events are in full swing in the Northwest this weekend. Whether you want to get in a good paddling at the Paddle Bainbridge, ride your brains out at the STP or opt for an indoor spin for a good cause, just say yes to summer!

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Weekender: Hiking Snoqualmie Pass

July 12, 2012


I first heard of the Snoqualmie Pass Triple while hiking near Olallie Meadows. Arms pumping, a hiker strode toward me. A tired-looking group of hikers trailed behind him . . .

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Editor’s Note: July/August 2012

July 11, 2012


A friend was commenting recently that there should be summer camp for adults. Take a look around at the incredible outdoor offerings for Northwest kids in the summer.

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Weekender: Camano Island, Wash.

July 2, 2012


Last fall I wanted to find a cozy place to celebrate a milestone birthday for my wife. I opted for Camano Island—less than an hour and a half away.

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