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The Outdoors section offers news, ideas and information that will help you make the most of the Pacific Northwest's abundant outdoors offerings.



Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:23:18 -0800

 



Hiker rescued in Saguaro National Park after 100-foot fall

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:32:41 -0800

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Officials are reminding people to hike safely over the holiday weekend after a hiker was rescued inside Saguaro National Park. Park officials say a man fell 100 feet Sunday inside the southern Arizona park. The 22-year-old hiker was hiking in the dark without a headlamp or warm clothes and became lost. […]



Reader’s Lens | Oh dear, deer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:00:00 -0800

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Seattle Times reader Jola Charlton’s photo of white-tailed deer in a snowy Eastern Washington landscape.



Thanksgiving travelers: Expect busy airport days and wet mountain passes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:53:16 -0800

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Holiday skiing might be damp, but some ski areas will open as light snow returns on the weekend. And are you wondering what Thanksgiving food can be carried on a plane? Here's a video with tips.



Montana’s Whitefish Mountain scores in skier poll, has vocal fans

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Record visits and a Top 10 ranking prime the pump, and you can get there by car, plane or train.



The turkeys not on your plate: They’re out back, climbing the roof

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 19:25:53 -0800

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It turns out that genuine, free-range wild turkeys — not to be confused with the farm-raised kind that most people will overcook on Thursday — are increasingly finding their free range to include suburbs from New England to California and lots of spots between.



Expect record-high temps, ‘copious rain’ in Seattle area as we head toward Thanksgiving

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:15:37 -0800

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A tropical blast of warm air is starting to be pumped into the Puget Sound region, bringing loads of rain and enough heat to snap records.



Priced out of nature? $70 national park fee would do little to fix disrepair

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Raising the cost of a visit to popular parks such as Mount Rainier or Olympic National Park from $25 to $70 per car in peak season would address less than 1 percent of total maintenance needs — and could keep some people away.



White Pass joins crowd of ski areas open for weekend

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:37:13 -0800

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Partly sunny skies in Saturday forecast for White Pass.



Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing them

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:22:36 -0800

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The Department of Fish and Game in information released this week says water chemistry at the Springfield Hatchery in eastern Idaho is so different from that in the central region that the young fish can’t adjust when released into the wild.



Pacific Crest Trail won’t be severed, after $1.6M deal with Stevens Pass landowner

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:45:02 -0800

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A forgotten easement could have severed the Pacific Crest Trail, which extends from Mexico to Canada along the crests of several mountain ranges, including the Cascades in Washington. Most of the trail weaves through public lands, but about 10 percent of it is owned privately.



You needn’t be a star athlete to excel at methodical sport of ice climbing

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Washington climbers go where and when it’s cold enough, for a sport that offers relatively easy advancement for newcomers.



For an affordable ski-hut trip, try Oregon’s scenic Wallowa Mountains

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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With access to big wilderness terrain and a drier snowpack, the range is a draw for backcountry skiers from around the Northwest.



‘Cranked up’ snowpack up to 5 times deeper than normal in Washington mountains as ski resorts open

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:20:01 -0800

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Mount Baker, Stevens Pass and Whistler ski areas are all opening this week. The snowpack is unusually deep so far.



What’s new at ski areas across the Northwest and B.C.

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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New gondola cabins, more snow guns, improved runs and even a thrill-coaster ride await snow lovers at their favorite slopes.



Compare lift prices for region’s ski resorts

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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Here’s a rate chart for the winter of 2017-18.



Search suspended for 2 snowboarders missing in Mount Baker wilderness

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 14:53:06 -0800

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The Bellingham men were reported overdue Sunday night when they didn't return from a planned day of backcountry snowboarding in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.



Got it in you? Ace these signature runs at six Cascade ski areas

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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From narrow chutes to wide-open bowls, from low-angle glades to cliff-top drops, these should be on every shredder’s list.



A Seattle couple goes ski crazy for a season with a multi-resort pass

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:00:00 -0800

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With the Mountain Collective pass, they cruise the West for skiing, from Banff to Tahoe to the mountains of Utah and Wyoming.



Pay phone at ranger station near Big Four Ice Caves is reinstalled

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:50:35 -0800

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The phone, 11 miles  east of Granite Falls, is often the best option for reaching 911 from the Mountain Loop Highway, which has little to no cellphone coverage.



Crystal Mountain ski area open Wednesday, Baker and Stevens Thursday, Whistler Friday

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:21:19 -0800

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Latest storm deposits heavy snow, as first Western Washington ski areas open for the season. British Columbia's Whistler resort opens Friday.