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Dogged determination: La Center graduate Josh McNeal talks about his Iditarod experience

March 31, 2021, 11:23pm Clark County Sports

Rookie musher can't wait to run race again in 2022 Read story

Drones ease surveys for Toutle fish release sites

March 14, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

When the U.S. Corps of Engineers decided a new fish release was needed on the North Fork Toutle River, the first step was to survey the location. Traditionally, this would… Read story

Bushwhacking through thick forest, Cascade Forest Conservancy intern Christian Villanueva, left, and science and restoration manager Suzanne Whitney use an iPad GPS system to track their location, and their own eyeballs to spot their next towering ponderosa pine tree. Volunteers went entirely off-trail and negotiated punishingly thick underbrush to find the giant pines.

Volunteers endure heat, rough conditions to protect Gifford Pinchot’s ponderosa pines

Bushwhacking through thick forest, Cascade Forest Conservancy intern Christian Villanueva, left, and science and restoration manager Suzanne Whitney use an iPad GPS system to track their location, and their own eyeballs to spot their next towering ponderosa pine tree. Volunteers went entirely off-trail and negotiated punishingly thick underbrush to find the giant pines.

July 25, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

GIFFORD PINCHOT NATIONAL FOREST — To find the tallest trees, you’ve got to look up. Read story

Public input sought on Silver Star Scenic Area

July 21, 2021, 4:32pm Northwest

The Silver Star Vision Plan Steering Committee invites public input on managing recreation in and around the Silver Star Scenic Area. Read story

Fishing report, July 21

July 21, 2021, 3:45pm Outdoors

Fishing reports for waters in southwest Washington, including the Columbia River and tributaries as reported to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife on July 19. Read story

Paradise Peak, in Mount Rainier National Park.

‘Five in Five’: Seattle team first to achieve goal in Washington peaks

Paradise Peak, in Mount Rainier National Park.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Latest News

SEATTLE — As Seattleites languished in hotels and lined their windows with foil during the recent historic heat wave, Trevor Kostanich and Scott Rinckenberger reached a mountaineering milestone. They climbed, summited and skied down the state’s five volcanoes in five days. Read story

A mother black bear looks for her cubs as she walks along the Wonderland Trail inside Mount Rainier National Park.

Prepare for bears if visiting Mount Rainier

A mother black bear looks for her cubs as she walks along the Wonderland Trail inside Mount Rainier National Park.

July 18, 2021, 6:05am Latest News

TACOMA — It’s hiking and camping season, and Mount Rainier National Park is a great spot to do both. Read story

Salmon returns hit 10-year averages

July 14, 2021, 8:09pm Northwest

WENATCHEE — It hasn’t been the worst year for salmon returns. It hasn’t been the best year for salmon returns. Read story

Fishing report, July 14

July 14, 2021, 3:34pm Outdoors

Counts from July 10 in Southwest Washington Read story

A climber tests a beginners wall, learning top-roping techniques during a Climbing 101 class at Stone Gardens in Seattle.

Washington a rock climber’s playground; here’s a primer on how to start rock climbing

A climber tests a beginners wall, learning top-roping techniques during a Climbing 101 class at Stone Gardens in Seattle.

July 11, 2021, 6:00am Life

SEATTLE — Featuring alpine granite, towering basalt columns and gargantuan boulders, Washington offers no shortage of varied rock-climbing terrain. Read story