• Old Friends and Falling Snow: Winter at White Salmon Creek

    The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of only one thing a…

  • The Cold Shoulder

    The gold Grand Marquis in the ditch was probably a sign. But that was a mile or so back now. Driving up Forest Road 39 has become a death-de…

  • Gear Spotlight: Line Sakana Skis

    I have skied the Line Sakana at demos for the past 3 years and each year it was among my favorites. Maybe it’s because of the unique swallow…

  • The Twin Bear Story Pole

    In the fall of 2005, I was given a 300+ year-old, 18-foot-long, red cedar log from a jumbled pile in the log yard of the Oeser Company in Be…

  • Winter Splendor in the North Cascades

    The jet stream of moisture-laden clouds has pummeled the Pacific Northwest for days. The winds begin to shift from the southwest to the nort…

A Letter from the Publisher


Adventures Northwest Magazine has always been about expressing the beauty of where we live, highlighting the importance of connecting to the natural world and supporting our community. In these difficult times, these things seem more important than ever.



Since we began publishing in 2006, it has been our mission to engender and celebrate a genuine love for the land by combining heartfelt, passionate writing and exquisite photography, to appeal to both head and heart.

The COVID-19 situation has really challenged us financially.

As a publication that has been almost-100% supported by advertising, we are facing difficult times as our community struggles with the economic impacts of the virus.

So we are asking you, our readers, for some help. Although the magazine is distributed for free throughout Washington and British Columbia (we’ve always felt strongly about making the magazine available to everyone) we also offer subscriptions, allowing readers to receive each issue delivered right to their mailbox.

At this time, we hope that you will consider subscribing to Adventures Northwest and in so doing, to help us to weather this storm, to continue to support environmental healing and the community we cherish, and to continue to publish our “labor of love” for years to come.

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With Sincere Gratitude,



John D’Onofrio, publisher/editor