Outdoors Newsletter


UPS seniors invite Tacoma to make hopscotch history

A pair of University of Puget Sound seniors want Tacoma to hop into the record books on May 3, so they’ll lay out the world’s longest...

University of Puget Sound student marks out a trial hopscotch course.

Trail of the week

HIKE DESCRIPTION: I thought I had the well-maintained trails of the 1,000-acre Green River Natural Area to myself until I heard splashing in the river...

The banks of the Green River are just a 1.2-mile downhill trip at the Green River Natural Area.

Opening: Lowland lake trout fishing season

Hundreds of lakes, stocked with millions of rainbow trout, will open to fishing April 25

The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has stocked hundreds of lakes statewide with 2.3 million catchable-size rainbow trout.

On the road

WHAT: The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service created this exhibit that looks at the contributions of some of the most important African American aviators who helped make...

Outdoor gear item for April 18

Get clean with a portable shower

NEMO’s Helio Pressure Shower offers five to seven minutes of steady water flow, with a 2.9-gallon capacity and 7-foot hose that can extend for a range of tasks from washing hair to cleaning dishes.