camping

On a sunny summer weekend last year, I loaded my car with a tent, camping stove and border collie and hit the road, in hopes of finding a spot in a state campground near Deception Pass.

From the rugged and wild tip of Cape Flattery, Washington, to the undulating dunes of Bandon, Oregon, the Northwest coastline has lured wanderers for centuries—some of them straight into the rocks (one reason this stretch is dotted by dozens of pi

A sweeping glacial vista on a bluebird afternoon…an ancient rain forest, trees dripping with moss…the fecund scent of a deep mountain meadow…come July, our hearts yearn for the sweet sylvan dream that is Northwest hiking.

Lake Serene
Mount Index

Mount Constitution
Orcas Island

Grove of the Patriarchs
Mount Rainier

Sourdough Ridge Trail
Sunrise, Mount Rainier

Heather Meadows
Near Mount Baker

Twin Falls State Park
Near North Bend

Golden Gate Trail
Paradise, Mount Rainier