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The Sea Star Die-off

Last summer, an ecologist noticed sea stars dying on the outer coast of the Olympic Peninsula. Since then, 80 percent of the starfish population has disintegrated due to a mysterious syndrome scientists call sea star wasting.

  • By Heather Hansman
  • Published 10/01/2014

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: August 25–31

The National Park Service turns 98 and a chance to chat with renowned concert poster artists: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

  • By Conor Romack
  • Published 08/25/2014

Where to Camp

Beach Bumming on the Olympic Coast

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 06/01/2014

Northwest Travel Dispatch

Winter 2013 Travel News

What’s happening where, from Canada to Oregon to the end of the road.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 12/01/2013

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).

  • By Craig Romano
  • Published 09/23/2013

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Legends of the Fallen

A magnificent Douglas fir stood for more than 300 years at the edge of the Olympic National Forest. When Reid Johnston looked at it, all he could see was money.

  • By Matthew Halverson
  • Published 04/17/2013

Wildlife

Olympics Goat Death Leads to Lawsuit

Rangers consider removing the non-native species from the national park.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 08/11/2011

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Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Where the Wild Things Are

A field guide to the animals of Olympic National Park.

  • Published 07/22/2011

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Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Saving the Park

Helping to preserve Olympic National Park: Washington National Park Fund, Backcountry Horsemen of Washington, Student Conservation Association, Friends of Olympic National Park, and Olympic Park Institute.

  • By Annie Rose Favreau
  • Published 07/22/2011

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Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Timeline of Olympic National Park

A history of Olympic National Park.

  • By Julia Scherzinger
  • Published 07/22/2011

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The Elwha's Last Dam Summer

It began 25 years ago as a radical idea: destroying two dams to save the Elwha River. It ends this month as a commonsense solution. Gentlemen, start your jackhammers.

  • By Bruce Barcott
  • Published 07/22/2011

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Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Poet of the Park

Tim McNulty serves as unofficial poet laureate of Olympic National Park.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 07/22/2011

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Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Essential Rain Gear

Essential rain gear for Olympic National Park.

  • By Lisa Han
  • Published 07/22/2011

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Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: The Marmot Brigade

This summer, more than 100 volunteers will scour Olympic National Park for evidence of Marmota olympus, our own special marmot.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 07/22/2011

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Insider’s Guide to Olympic National Park: Places to Stay in the Park

The best places to stay in Olympic National Park.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 07/22/2011

Olympic National Park

Follow the Park Ranger (On a Bear Hunt)

Olympic National Park ranger Susannah “Sanny” Lustig leads us on a bear hunt.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 07/22/2011

Olympic National Park

10 Top Places to Visit in Olympic National Park

Whether you're hiking, camping, boating, or all the above—these are the must-visit places for your trip's itinerary.

  • Published 07/22/2011

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Lodge Podge

Park once and play all weekend at four classic Northwest destinations: Lake Quinault Lodge, Columbia Gorge Hotel, Lakedale Resort, and Alpine Inn at Crystal Mountain.

  • By Allison Williams
  • Published 05/20/2011

Weekend Pass

The End of the World

Boardwalks, beach marvels, native treasures, and salmon skins in the Northwest’s far northwest: the Ozette Loop of Olympic Peninsula.

  • By Eric Scigliano
  • Published 10/11/2010

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Let It Rain

A spring hike through the Olympic rain forest can be a muddy, waterlogged exercise in environmental immersion. And it’s wonderful.

  • By Lawrence W. Cheek
  • Published 03/16/2009
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