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Cool – and Hot – Camp Cooking Stuff

New camp cooking gear is a great gift for the techy people in your life or for those looking to save weight on backpacking trips—in …

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Washington State Parks Releases Online ADA Recreation Map

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life. Washington …

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When Bears Swim with Sharks: Lightweight Camping Gear

On the season premiere of “Shark Tank” 10, Cory and Heidi Santiago from Spokane introduced Bear Bowls to a national television audience. Even better, their …

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11 Ways to Make Camping More Glamorous

To go camping doesn’t mean you have to rough-it, sleep uncomfortably, and return home stinky and exhausted. For beginners, a first camping trip can seem intimidating. Here are tips to help elevate the basic camping experience so it’s more of a “home away from home” experience.

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Glamping: Glamorous Camping for the Modern Outdoor Enthusiast

Tent glamping is a unique, comfy way to introduce your family to camping that involves anything from a canvas wall tent, to a tipi, yurt, …

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How to Pack Food For Camping

Whether snacking on the beach or cooking over a campfire, here are 4 simple tips for making your outdoor meals easy and enjoyable.

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The North Face and Girl Scouts Partner on Adventure Badges

Girl Scouts has been blazing the trail for girls’ leadership in the outdoors for more than a century, and their Outdoor Badges continue to be …

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Winter Glamping at the Wenatchee Guard Station

  While searching for a little snow adventure inspiration early last winter, I stumbled upon an old trip report on the Washington Trails Association website …

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Peak Bagging in the Wallowas

The scene that greeted us in Joseph, Oregon, wasn’t the one we expected. Sure, the snowcapped peaks loomed over the quaint, old-timey storefront—vestiges of the …

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Outdoor Recreation Economy Continues to Grow in Washington

Last July, the Outdoor Industry Association published a significant report that revealed that outdoor recreation in Washington State generates 26.2 billion dollars in annual spending. …

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