Outdoors Newsletter


Take part in Downtown to Defiance duathlon Sept. 28

New competitive, timed race runs in conjunction with free open streets event.

Cyclists climb the trail connecting Point Ruston to Point Defiance during the first Downtown to Defiance, which was a year ago. This year’s event, which will include a competitive duathlon, is to take place Sept. 28.

Pheasant hunters hope to see rebound in bird numbers

Western Washington hunting season opens Sept. 27.

The pheasant hunting season in Western Washington will open Sept. 27, while the eastside season opens Oct. 18.

Getting up close with bears pursuing salmon in Katmai National Park

Taking a trip to Brooks Camp expensive, but well worth it for bear fans.

A coastal brown bear walks along the sandbar on the shore of Naknek Lake at Brooks Camp in the Katmai National Park and Preserve in Alaska.

Plan would reintroduce fishers into Cascades

Could begin as early this fall, and includes sites within Mount Rainier National Park.

A sub-adult female is released from it's wooden box into Olympic National Park in 2008. The National Park Service is considering a plan to work with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife to reintroduce fishers into the Cascades, including Mount Rainier and North Cascades national parks.

Gear for Sept. 20

THE SITUATION: When you think of cold-weather protection, bulky parkas often come to mind. For adventurers who don’t want to wear a sleeping bag with arms on their hikes, Sierra Designs’ Men’s Stretch DriDown Hoody offers the...