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Mount Rainier National Park

December 14, 2016

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National Park gem offers something for everyone.

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Field Notes: Wild’s Impact on the Pacific Crest Trail

July 31, 2016

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An interview with perennial backpacker Tami Asars

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Washington Trails Association 50-Year Anniversary

July 18, 2016

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Celebrating 50 years of protecting trails

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North Cascades National Park

July 18, 2016

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One of the largest parks in the lower 48

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Seeking Adventure from Mt. Baker to Lake Chelan

July 18, 2016

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From Wild to Refined in the North Cascades

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NW Trails: Olympic Mountain’s Hoh River Trail

May 21, 2016

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The Hoh River Trail leads to the icy heart of the Olympics

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NW Trails: Ski Like a Mother

April 26, 2016

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One of Washington’s most beloved outdoor recreation traditions.

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Big Tent Rally Recap

April 25, 2016

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Recreationalists spent $21 billion in Washington state in 2014

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Protecting the Mountains to Sound Greenway

August 13, 2015

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Calling on Congress to designate the Mountains to Sound Greenway as a National Heritage Area.

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NW Trails: Mount St. Helens

May 20, 2015

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Mount St. Helens is the state’s most notorious mountain—and an American icon.

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The Stillaguamish Valley offers world-class outdoor recreation

June 18, 2014

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Rafting, hiking, climbing and unbelievable backcountry . . .

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BeWild Event: Tami Asars June 20

May 27, 2014

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Northwest author Tami Asars invites you to be adventurous in your own back yard.

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BeWild with Expedition Denali May 16

May 14, 2014

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The 2014 BeWild Speaker and Film Series is underway at the Mountaineers, and you’re invited!

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Writer Spotlight: Rebecca Agiewich

May 8, 2014

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Agiewich is a novelist, essayist, humor writer and creative writing teacher

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Welcome to GEAR Up!

April 17, 2014

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We’re excited to invite you to the second year of the GEAR Up Expo April 26–27 at the Comcast Arena in Everett!

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GEAR Up Expo Exhibitors and Speakers!

April 17, 2014

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Check out who all will be exhibiting and/or speaking at GEAR Up Expo!

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Donate to Red Cross for Oso Relief at GEAR Up Expo

April 15, 2014

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The American Red Cross Snohomish County Chapter will be accepting donations to help with Oso landslide relief efforts at booths 114-115

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BeWild Speaker and Film Series

April 15, 2014

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You are invited to the 2014 BeWild Speaker and Film Series at the Mountaineers!

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GEAR Up for Adventure April 26-27

April 8, 2014

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The GEAR Up Expo is back for its second year to help you get the best experiences and outdoor gear

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Elite Seattle Climber Chad Kellogg Killed on Argentine Peak

February 19, 2014

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Revered climber and Outdoor Research athlete Chad Kellogg, 42, died on Friday, Feb. 14, in Patagonia, Argentina.

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Escapes: Leavenworth

September 12, 2012

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Leavenworth: Four seasons of outdoor adventures By Roddy Scheer Photo at right: Rafters cool off with a slow float down the Icicle River in Leavenworth. Photo by Carolyn Price The faux Bavarian village of Leavenworth, a half hour drive east of Stevens Pass, is a year-round destination for outdoors enthusiasts. Though many think of it [...]

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Climbing: Why Climb?

August 15, 2012

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It was a life-affirming experience and one of my proudest achievements. It was just the beginning of an insatiable desire to climb more mountains in other states and countries. I pondered what was fueling that desire.

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Weekender: Snoqualmie in Spring

April 4, 2012

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Be creative in your activities during this transition month of April. Here are my tips for some trips to the Summit at Snoqualmie. For those still hanging on to winter, you can start out at the Summit at Snoqualmie’s Hyak’s Nordic Center . . .

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Winter: Avalanches

December 1, 2011

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Snow is beautiful but it can also be deadly. Anyone who skis, snowboards or snowshoes needs an understanding of avalanches and how to avoid potential hazards in winter.

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From the Depths of Grief to the Tops of Mountains

April 3, 2011

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How did a yoga instructor, a Greenlake café owner, and a documentary team all wind up at the summit of Mount Rainier one August day? The answer is an organization called Climb for Kids, and the story begins…

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NW Mountaineering Icons

April 3, 2011

Legendary Climbers Dave Hahn and Ed Viesturs on Mount Everest

Mount Rainier rises majestically from the surrounding landscape, its imposing white summit jutting 14,410 feet into the sky. The glaciated volcano is known to many climbing enthusiasts as simply “The Mountain.” Only 65 percent…

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In Pursuit of Beautiful Sunrises

April 3, 2011

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What would you expect of a man who currently holds the record for most summits of the icy, majestic, and often, unforgiving Mount Rainier? While many accounts…

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