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Fresh Hop Festivals

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The nation’s entire annual hop crop comes from the Pacific Northwest.

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It’s Oktoberfest Time!

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Bring on the lederhosen, dirndls, oom-pah music and beer!

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Enter to WIN an REI giftcard from Washington State Parks

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Enter for a chance to WIN an annual Discover Pass and a $250 REI giftcard from Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission by answering 10 quick questions at www.parks.wa.gov/ONSG

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Beer Sales to Benefit Eastern Washington Fire Victims

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Icicle Brewing Company of Leavenworth, Wash., and Iron Horse Brewery of Ellensburg, Wash., are kicking off a fundraising effort

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Free Day in Washington State Parks Aug. 25

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Visitors to day-use areas in Washington State Parks can visit without a Discover Pass on Aug. 25

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Portland Bike Commute Challenge

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Registration is open for the annual Bike Commute Challenge in Portland, Ore.

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Editor’s Note: Why Hike?

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What is it about hiking that you like so much?

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Profile: Green Trails Maps

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Do you like maps? Who doesn’t? If you’re like me, you probably have a few Green Trails maps . . .

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NW Trails: Backpacking Olympic National Park’s Wild Wildcatter Coast

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Large wild stretches of coastline in the Lower 48 are about as common as phone booths.

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Five Yoga Poses For Hikers

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Hikers often forget how much balance is required to safely and effectively hike and to avoid injury

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