Outdoors

Sedro Woolley– Effective Monday, July 31, campfires or the ignition of wood, briquettes, or any fuel in fire pits, fire pans, and barbeque grills, are banned in Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the area of North Cascades National Park located in Chelan County.  This includes all National...

On your next camping trip, stake out a space for a game of flashlight tag. Bring enough lights so everyone can join in on the fun. Afterward, head back to the campfire and let your flashlight make your scary story that much spookier.
(StatePoint) - Your outdoor summer fun doesn’t have to stop after sundown. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, enjoying an evening hike, or simply hanging out with friends and family, these lighting tips from the experts at Energizer can keep summer fun going long after dark. • Barbecuing...

It’s hard to be at one with nature when nature itself is making you miserable. So be prepared for all kinds of weather and climate conditions.
(StatePoint) - Spending time enjoying nature is good for the body and mind, helping to reduce stress, increase focus and provide opportunities for physical activity, say studies. Unfortunately, our busy schedules sometimes don’t allow us to get outside as often as we’d like. But there is no time...

Photos By Mike Maltais Something was clearly agitating this black angus bull as he bellowed from the top of his well-worn observation perch along Highway 173 east of Leahy Junction last weekend.
WENATCHEE - National Forests provide so much--clean air, water, jobs, food, wood, and more.  Each year, thousands of people heat their homes with firewood gathered from the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.  Due to the record snowpack, state-wide it’s 120 percent of normal according to...
Sedro Woolley -A pilot program for backcountry permit reservations began March 15, for popular backcountry areas within North Cascades National Park Service Complex. Backcountry visitation has increased over the past several years and permits have become difficult to obtain in certain areas of the...

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