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Washington’s 25 Best Beaches

Sunbathing, swimming, hiking, kite-flying...we found the state's best stretches of sand for all of it.

08/24/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Journey Into the Crater of Mount St. Helens

A visit to the inner sanctum of a fitful volcano, as Bill Nye the Science Guy tags along.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Bill Nye, the Volcano Guy

Don’t underestimate the bow tie.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

A Timeline of Mount St. Helens

An explosive history of a volcano that’s over the hill.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Visiting the North Side of Mount St. Helens: Crater Crash Course

A road trip down a stunning highway leads to a well-appointed visitor center and easy hikes. Never been to the famous mountain? Start here.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Visiting the South Side of Mount St. Helens: On Top of Old Smokey

Take a walk on the adventure side of the volcano. Keen athletes can spelunk underground, ski gentle slopes, or climb to the crater rim.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Visiting the East Side of Mount St. Helens: Otherworldly Escape

Intrepid explorers head to a quiet region to score views of a hidden landscape, plus a chance to view remnants of the eruption.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens is Not a National Park

The volcano’s unique status makes upkeep complicated.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Art St. Helens: Creations Inspired by a Volcano's Destruction

Forty years on, the eruption still fuels evocative work. Plus: What's up with ash glass?

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens Wildlife: Don’t Call it a Comeback

Flora and fauna have more than returned to the destruction zone—they're thriving.

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

Guide to Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens: This Is 40

The 1980 eruption was the biggest volcanic event in recent American history. Four decades later, the mountain has more than moved on—it’s become a new and vi...

05/06/2020 By Allison Williams

BORN-AGAIN BOOTS

Montana’s Canty Boots Updates the Classic Cowboy Style

These boots were made for reworking.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

WESTERN EXPANSION

Tiny Cody, Wyoming, Invented the Wild West

Buffalo Bill built the town, and it's since erected a museum to new views...five times over.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

COME TO THE DARK SIDE

Huntsville, Utah, Is All About Night Life

One Utah town is going beyond the green of environmentalism, straight to pitch black.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

Sustainable Slopes

Ski Sustainably on These Utah Slopes

In the face of climate change, Utah’s famed snow playgrounds are getting serious about green initiatives.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

A HORSE IS A HORSE

These Montana Dude Ranches Redefine 'Roughing It'

The dude ranch vacation has moved beyond city slickers cornpone to white-glove luxury.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

LAND BEFORE HOT TUBS

3 Montana Warm Springs Making Hot Tubs Look Bad

Montana’s best natural warm springs link leisure to landscape.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

DESERTED

An Old Hollywood Set Is Becoming a Real Destination

Hollywood’s classic Western heroes built the mock village of Pioneertown in the California desert. Half a century later it’s been reborn.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

LIGHTS, CAMERAS, COWBOYS

3 Western Movie Backdrops That Stun Off-Screen

Check out the sets of City Slickers, Planet of the Apes, and, uh, Back to the Future III.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams

POET LARIAT

The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Showcases the Spirit of the West

In Elko, Nevada, the creative and crafty side of the Old West thrives.

02/26/2020 By Allison Williams