Get Out

The State's Best Beaches Are Hard to Reach...But That’s What Makes Them Great

Getting to the good stuff: The journey makes the destination even more rewarding.

07/20/2016 By Allison Williams

Here In My Car

How to Survive Car Camping at Sasquatch! Festival

Allow a four-time veteran car camper to explain the keys to and benefits of this underutilized method for experiencing the music fest.

04/29/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Camping 101

Creatures of the Forest: What Should and Shouldn’t Make You Wary

Wildlife is the best part of camping. What is there to be scared of?

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

Gourmet Camp Meals: Not as Difficult as They Look

Ruby McConnell says the quality of Northwest produce, there’s no reason to bring anything freeze dried.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

What to Do About Bugs

We've been on this problem for centuries, but we might finally be getting somewhere.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

The Dos and Don'ts of Tent Setup

A comfortable night's sleep and effective protection from the elements: two things you'll definitely be happy to have.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

The Pros and Cons Outdoor Tech

Do gizmos and performance fabrics improve or ruin the wilderness?

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

5 Reasons Hammock Camping Is Secretly the Best

Leave the tent at home—trust us!

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

5 Things to Do in the Woods

You made it! Now what?

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

Should You Build a Campfire?

It's either the most important part of camping or a dangerous menace.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

How Feathered Friends Quietly Became the Best Down Masters in the World

From sleeping bags to expedition suits, the outfitters at this Seattle-based company know what it takes to confidently go cold-weather camping.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

Packing For Your Trip: 15 Essential Camping Items

Even if you don't have a single one of them, there's an outfitter in town who will come to your rescue.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

8 Perfect Northwest Camping Destinations

Step 1 in your camping journey: pick a spot. From Denny Creek to Pacific beaches, here are 8 ideas to get you started.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Camping 101

No One to Camp With? No Problem.

There’s nothing wrong with solo camping, where no one can laugh when you mistake a tree stump for a bear or drop a sticky marshmallow in your lap. But even if you don’t already have outdoorsy friends, you needn’t camp alone.

04/27/2016 By Allison Williams

Road Trips

Road Trip: Overlanding the Cascades

Where we're going, we don't need (real) roads.

09/26/2015 By Allison Williams

Insider Guide to the San Juans

Shaw Island: The Holy Island

The nuns who live on this quiet San Juan island have been busy farming their bucolic acres, and there's camping right on a sandy beach. And if you can't find something at this island's only store, you probably don't want it anyway.

08/01/2014 By Allison Williams

Camping

Where to Camp 2014: From Backpacking to Glamping

27 places to sleep under the stars (or closer than usual)

06/02/2014 By Allison Williams

OUTDOOR ESCAPES

Pacific Northwest Camping Guide: Camping Hacks

How do you deal with the particular peccadillos of a Pacific Northwest camping trip?

05/16/2014 By Allison Williams