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The Road Less Traveled to Waterton Lakes

In 2022, America’s national parks had over 213 million visitors. Closer to home, Glacier National Park had over 2.9 million visitors. That popularity has led to a reservation system for bringing cars into the park. Given that popularity, how might we enjoy what national parks afford without finding ourselves cheek by jowl with fellow travelers? […]

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Travel & Safety in Northwest Wildfire Country

Before you leave home for your next Northwest outdoor adventure or camping trip, be sure to check the latest conditions for your road travel route and final destination, including any forest, campground, park, and trail closures. Also, create a safety plan for worse-case scenarios, like wildfire evacuation. Here are resources to help you be prepared

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Backcountry Lakes of the Pacific Northwest Trail

By Blair Libby  A pair of bald eagles moved from ponderosa, to fir, to possibly a spruce, which rose up from corners of the lake as trout lookout towers. After a few explosive wing flaps during liftoff, they would glide, bodies as still as the glassy water that mirrored them. I followed their flight path on the water’s

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Backcountry Booty: Coldsmoke Powder Festival Weekend Pass (Hidden: 2/6/20; Found: 2/9/20)

Ready to play Out There Outdoors’ Backcountry Booty treasure hunt contest? Read on for our contest rules and details. Then get out there and find the booty! Backcountry Booty Prize: For this mid-winter Booty we are giving away a Full Weekend Pass to the Coldsmoke Powder Festival at Whitewater Ski Area near Nelson, B.C. February

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Mica Moon Backcountry Booty (Hidden: 6.25.19, Found: 6.30.19)

This booty has been FOUND! Congrats Verna! Ready to play Out There Outdoors’ Backcountry Booty treasure hunt contest? Read on for info on our latest contest sponsor and contest rules and details. Then get out there and find the booty! Mica Moon Adventure Package Located just outside the town of Liberty Lake, Washington, Mica Moon

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Badass Backcountry: Skiing Oregon’s Wallowas

Jonathon Stahl is an outdoor enthusiast in all the best ways—always positive, always kind, and always stoked. One of his favorite trips as assistant director of recreation at Washington State University is a backcountry ski trip into Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. He loves this trip for all many reasons, including the beauty, the ease of

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