December 16, 2016
It’s that time of year for Polar Bear Plunges!
September 21, 2016
The 8th annual Round the Rock SUP Race Sept. 17
July 18, 2016
From Wild to Refined in the North Cascades
June 20, 2016
Tonia Farman’s younger brother charged her with a promise before he died.
June 16, 2016
Four easy tips to prepare you for open-water swimming
June 6, 2016
Tillamook County Water Trails offers four waterproof guidebooks.
June 2, 2016
This ocean “trail” links campsites at Henry Island, Jones Island and beyond
May 9, 2016
Our newest digital edition is now just a click away!
May 8, 2016
Ken Campbell’s top five locations from Olympia to the San Juans
February 16, 2016
Our new column: GET WET! By Heather Nelson
December 15, 2015
Our schedule of several plunges, dips, or dives planned for Jan. 1, 2016 and more!
June 9, 2015
Although open-water swimming ranks as one of the most refreshing of sports, it is inherently dangerous.
June 7, 2015
Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails will officially be inducted in a ceremony from 1–3 p.m., June 27
May 21, 2015
My initiation into a life-long love affair with white water river rafting.
May 19, 2015
With a split personality of tranquility and whitewater, the Rogue has something for everyone
May 11, 2015
Forty-five years after she was seized, Lolita remains the sole surviving captive orca from the SRKW population
May 11, 2015
Watching whales from a kayak is one of the most enjoyable activities people can do
April 17, 2015
Tacoma paddler Ken Campbell will keynote this year’s Port Angeles Kayak and Film Festival
April 8, 2015
Running and cycling as a family reinforces key values I want to instill in my kids
November 20, 2014
Nothing says “Happy New Year” quite like a brisk polar bear swim in winter waters
October 22, 2014
Lucky you! You have decided to get out your kayak and spend the day on one of the many beautiful bodies of water surrounding us in the Pacific Northwest.
September 29, 2014
Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails earned its official National Water Trail designation in June
July 3, 2014
Recent summers have seen a relentless rise in the popularity of the paddleboard on San Juan.
July 2, 2014
After leaving high school, Nelson found his passion as a whitewater river guide and extreme river kayaker.
June 30, 2014
Ah, the quintessential Northwest summer vacation: take the kids, pack the car, set up camp and just add water.
June 18, 2014
Rafting, hiking, climbing and unbelievable backcountry . . .
June 17, 2014
My definition of cruising changed last year when my family and I experienced a small ship cruise with Alaskan Dream Cruises.
April 15, 2014
You are invited to the 2014 BeWild Speaker and Film Series at the Mountaineers!
April 8, 2014
The GEAR Up Expo is back for its second year to help you get the best experiences and outdoor gear
August 5, 2013
The newest addition to the Cascadia Marine Trail is making a splash as the Washington Water Trails Association (WWTA) has recently added the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails as an official segment to its national scenic trail . . .
June 4, 2013
He’s in a wheelchair, but that’s not what draws attention to Mike Passo. It’s his athletic attributes that stand out.
May 13, 2013
The Seattle Parks Department and Seattle Children’s Hospital have teamed up to offer low-cost life jackets
December 14, 2012
For those who like a brisk start to the new year, there are a host of Polar Bear Swims at a variety of locations around the Northwest.
November 12, 2012
As an outdoors-loving Oregonian, it shames me to admit that until spending a long weekend hiking and fishing from its shores, I had never heard of the Metolius River or the resort property that shares its name, the House on Metolius
September 12, 2012
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 [...]
June 13, 2012
Summer is almost here and the water is calling. The Northwest boasts unparalleled opportunities for gliding over water. With H2O in almost every direction, it’s time to start exploring those blue sections of the map.
September 9, 2011
They don whimsical costumes and a sign letting everyone know who they are: Chemosabes. Amy McGraw, a Seattle elementary school teacher said the Chemosabes are her recruits of family and colleagues who participate with her in the annual Susan G. Komen Seattle 3-Day for the Cure walk in Seattle . . .
September 8, 2011
Depending on who you talk to, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) is a fad, a sport, an exercise routine or just another way to enjoy the water. It might have been started by big-wave surfer Laird Hamilton less than 20 years ago or it could be something the old-time Waikiki beach boys did, back in the misty, sepia-toned days before Hawaii became the 50th State.
September 8, 2011
Take a lesson. A good instructor will teach you how to carry the board, give you tips on gear, show you how to stand up, teach you about water and boating safety, and demonstrate basic directional control strokes such as going forward, backward, sideways and stopping.
September 8, 2011
The Midwest gets a bad rap when it comes to outdoor adventure. Rarely do you see adrenaline junkie articles about white water rafting, extreme climbing, downhill skiing or extreme water sports based in the middle states.
September 7, 2011
”Swimmer,” shouted our guide, James. Twenty feet upstream, a figure submerged under a flipped kayak. Split seconds passed, a bright yellow helmet shot to the surface above the fast-flowing 60-degree water. Flinging himself onto his kayak, Charlie, age 14, smiled and yelled, “Cool, I flipped!”
August 2, 2011
See Justin Moser explaining why he created the Brent Rice Memorial Swim event in tribute to his friend and mentor.
July 25, 2011
Craig Romano’s Backpacking Washington, Also, The Tour de France continues! Read Amy Snyder’s book, Hell on Two Wheels as she recounts the 2009 race. The Camping Cookbook by Annie Bell, and more!
July 18, 2011
Imagine sitting on the side of your kayak, bracing yourself for a dive into the water below. Once you get past the initial shock of the chilly water, you peer into the darkness, searching for anything unusual.
April 12, 2011
Eschewing the grand sight of Mount Baker to the best of my ability, I crouched into a tall boulder on Sucia Island known as “the birth canal.” I soon learned the reason for this odd nomenclature as I scaled its internal slippery walls…