Back Fence

Urban Hiking: Does It Make Us Better Citizens?

I walked the widest girth in Seattle to find out.

04/25/2016 By Kathryn Robinson

Travel Dispatch

Northwest Travel News, Summer 2015

Where you’ll want to go, and what’s happening there.

06/10/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

The Four Kinds of Washington Hikers

It’s okay if you recognize yourself.

06/09/2015 Illustrations by Eric Larsen By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

The Other Outdoors

Four alternative ways to be a mountain person.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

Washington's 6 Signature Mountains Are Waiting

This is how you reach the top of the world.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

This Is Mountain Food

We’re talking gourmet meals, not trail mix.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Feature

Trips That Will Change Your Life

5 Pacific Northwest getaways that will make you a happier, healthier, ultimately better person.

01/05/2015 By Allison Williams

Get Out

Try This Trail: Maple Pass

Is this the best loop hike in the state? (Probably.)

08/25/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Thorp Mountain

If you get lost on the top of this mountain, there's a fire lookout and berries to eat. It could be worse!

07/21/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Alpine Lookout

Look out below! (For goats.)

06/20/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Frenchman Coulee

Explore the dusty Scablands before it gets too toasty.

05/23/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Peshastin Pinnacles

Don't let the rock climbers have all the fun.

04/21/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

A Hike for Each Month of the Year

12 far-flung trails for year-round exploration.

04/01/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Cranberry Lake

Hike like it's 1929 at this restored state park.

03/20/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Kelcema Lake

Sure, it's easier in summer. But it's cooler in winter.

02/20/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Hazel Wolf Wetlands

Don't worry, there aren't any wolves.

01/28/2014 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Grand Ridge

Discover the grandeur of King County's enchanted forest.

12/30/2013 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Heather Lake

When the snow starts falling, start here.

11/11/2013 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Scatter Lake

Gold rush: Fall is larch time in the North Cascades.

10/21/2013 By Craig Romano

Get Out

Try This Trail: Grand Ridge

There's still time for a wildflower walk (and the views are worth it even if the flowers are gone).

09/23/2013 By Craig Romano