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July, 2013

Backpacking 101

July 29, 2013

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As an adult, backpacking is one of my favorite escapes. And one of the great things about it is that that anyone can learn to do it at any age.

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Guest Editorial: National Parks, Forests make Sequestration cuts

July 26, 2013

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Sadly, the verb sequester has taken on an altogether different meaning in the past year.

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Teen Hiking Essentials and Contest!

July 23, 2013

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More than half of the people hurt on the trail are young people between the ages of 10-14. To raise teen awareness on the trail, the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest Service and Washington Trails Association are sponsoring a digital media contest

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Clips Beer and Film Tour at Gas Works Park Friday, July 26th

July 23, 2013

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Clips Beer & Film Tour, the travelling beer and film festival, will make its 3rd annual stop in Seattle on July 26 at Gas Works Park. The tour will bring 10 independent short films to be projected on an outdoor screen, as well as 18 varieties of beer

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Win a Free Pass to Interbike!

July 23, 2013

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Ever dreamed of attending the world’s largest bicycling trade show? Now’s your chance!

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Weekender! Whidbey Island, Wash.

July 23, 2013

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Whidbey Island is just about as Northwest as it gets. Nowhere else has such a variety of landscapes—from sandy beaches and rocky bluffs to rolling pasturelands and shaded forests. It’s the perfect place to take an out-of-town guest.

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OutdoorsNW Summer Gear Review

July 22, 2013

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Our outdoor gear review for summer 2013. Packs, boots, bottles and more including: Rakuda, ENO, Mountain House, Hi-Tec, Platypus, Therm-a-Rest, Liberty Bottleworks, Eureka, Easton, Deuter, Eton

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Our July/August 2013 Digital Edition is now online!

July 19, 2013

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Our newest digital edition is now just a click away! It’s our annual Hiking Issue. Summer Gear, Best Trail Snacks, Backpacking 101, Kids’ Backpacking, Hiking to Lake Lacrosse on the Olympic Peninsula. Also: Tree climbing in Lane County, Ore.; Weekender to Langley, Wash, on Whidbey Island; How to Beat Stress; and more! >> Click here [...]

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Escapes: Go Climb a Tree in Central Oregon

July 16, 2013

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Maybe it would be better if I didn’t look down.” I gave myself this advice after getting up about 50 feet in “Sophia,” the 250-foot Douglas Fir I was ascending on a balmy May day in central Oregon.

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Buzz: Outdoors News Briefs for July 2013

July 16, 2013

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San Juans Scenic Byway, Nutty about Cyclepedia, Kitsap Peninsula Forest/Bay Victory!, Providence Bridge Pedal, USA Cycling hosts youth talent camp, Tour des Chutes, and Bicycle Sundays

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Iron Girl drops 5k/10k; transitions to triathlon

July 10, 2013

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Many women’s lives have been changed over the years through their participation in the Danskin Women’s Triathlon. And this year’s event Aug. 18 at Seward Park will be no different—except by its new name: Athleta Iron Girl Seattle Women’s Triathlon.

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STP: 11,000 fig bars and 35,000 sandwiches?

July 10, 2013

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You can safely say that the STP feeds its riders well. The 11,000 fig bars and 35,000 sandwiches are only part of the food being prepared for the 10,000 bike riders who will tackle the 34th annual, 200-mile STP (Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic) July 13-14.

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The Top 10 Wildflower Hikes Around Mount Rainier

July 9, 2013

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Visit Rainier released its Top 10 Wildflower Hikes Around Mount Rainier. Often heralded as the world’s best, the wildflowers are worthy of a bucket list to-do.

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Our “Cheers for Beers” Digital Edition is now online!

July 3, 2013

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Our newest digital edition is now just a click away! It’s our annual NW Beer Festival edition. Also: Bike to Work, Volunteer Vacations with the WTA, The Evolution of the NW Triathlon, Escape to “Magical Salt Spring Island” in British Columbia, Bike and Hike to Williams Lake in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness, and more! >> [...]

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