Mountains

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Explore the ‘Alps of the Northwest’ from Joseph, Oregon

Outdoor lovers are discovering the 17 peaks near the mountain town.

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Chatting with a PCT ‘Trail Angel’

These volunteers are heaven-sent

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The 14 Best Places to Hike in the PNW

The days are long, the sun is shining— it’s time to get outside

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The Last Stand: Numbers of Elusive Mountain Caribou Shrinking Dramatically

Forestry, climate change and recreation have taken a toll on the mountain caribou

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The Best Places to Visit Along the Northwest Coast

It's not too late for a summer adventure. Let's hit the road

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Best Northwest Hikes and Walks

Find serenity, soaring views—and a sweet workout—on these 20 spectacular trails.

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Best Hikes to see Wildflowers

Two hikes boasting riotous wildflower displays and gorgeous mountain views.

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How Seattle Measures Up Against 1962 Predictions

Predictions for the growth of ‘Pugetopolis’ were off—but not always by much.

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Grey Matters: Knute Berger on Seattle’s War-making Business

Despite our peacenik reputation, a key to Seattle’s economy is the war-making business.