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July Photos by Isaac

July Photos by Isaac

A selection of photos to inspire you, by Isaac Tait.

by July 19, 2011 0 comments Community
Uli Steidl Atop Mailbox Peak

Mailbox Record

Do you know what the record ascent time for Mailbox Peak is? Neither do I, but the other day, a couple members of the SBM[Read More…]

by July 12, 2011 0 comments Community, Trails
Crater Lake

July Photos 1

No words here, just some visual inspiration to get you out on the trails! This begins a weekly showcase of photos by our contributing photographers. Enjoy.

by July 12, 2011 0 comments Community
SAR First Aid Training Photos

SAR First Aid Training Photos

SAR First Aid Training King Country Search and Rescue recently ran a first aid training mission for its members. They provided training for the very[Read More…]

by July 5, 2011 0 comments Community
WTA Update – The Perfect Summertime Trip

WTA Update – The Perfect Summertime Trip

The crew will split into small teams and hike the surrounding trails, carrying cross-cut saws and axes which you’ll use to remove trees from the trails that were brought down by last winter’s storms. Still, the week is not all work. During your one week here, you’ll certainly get to log some extra miles on your boots – all the while taking in the breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

by June 28, 2011 0 comments Community
Hungry Hikers provides innovative, lightweight, delicious and hearty meals to the backpacker

June Photo Contest

June Photo Contest Giveaway Theme: Spring Flowers We’re giving away this awesome set of Hungry Hiker meals and Camelbak backpack to the winner! Add your[Read More…]

by June 21, 2011 0 comments Promotional
Recreation Passes of the Pacific Northwest – Almost as Diverse as the Wildlife

Recreation Passes of the Pacific Northwest – Almost as Diverse as the Wildlife

The new Discover Pass requirement goes into effect July 1, 2011, which is very exciting for those of us who love both the outdoors and red tape. I understand, however, that the mishmash of existing land management agencies and pass requirements may represent a confusing jumble for those who aren’t hobbyist regulation trackers. Here is a brief explanation of the recreation passes available here in the Northwest, and where they’ll get you.

by June 21, 2011 0 comments Community
Mountaineers – Building Walls to Break them Down

Mountaineers – Building Walls to Break them Down

“Our overall goal is to teach as many climbing skills in town as realistically as we can,” notes Yore, “so that every mountaineering and climbing skill can be taught and practiced.”

by June 14, 2011 0 comments Community
Northwest Horseback Search and Rescue (NWHSAR)

Northwest Horseback Search and Rescue (NWHSAR)

NWHSAR is a unit of trained volunteers and their horses that serve the King County Sheriff’s Office in Search and Rescue. The team members are horse handlers first, and learn the required SAR training along with their horses.

by May 31, 2011 0 comments Community
A New Pass for Hikers to Carry (Discover Pass)

A New Pass for Hikers to Carry (Discover Pass)

At the start of 2011, Washington’s hikers faced the daunting proposition of losing access to our state lands, from Deception Pass to Mount Si to Frenchman Coulee to Beacon Rock. Each day brought a new list of potential closures and various proposed solutions, from per person fees to agency consolidation to higher license renewal donations. Hikers had questions: Would parks be open? Would we pay to visit them? How much?

by May 10, 2011 0 comments Community