• The Fleeting Moment

    In my images I strive to capture the sense of solitude, curiosity, and freedom I feel when exploring the wilderness. Summer is one of my fav…

  • The Middle Ground

    What I would really like, what I hope and dream for, is that people try to think outside of themselves when they are in wild places, or when…

  • A River like the Sea: Paddling the Lower Columbia Water Trail

    I’m dozing, when high-pitched screams followed by angry whistling tugs me away from my nap on the warm sand. Through binoculars, I spot thre…

  • Mt. Baker’s Best Hikes: Five Unforgettable Trails

    The Cascade Range extends for 700 miles from Northern California to Southern British Columbia. It is a momentous mountain wonderland, with e…

  • The Bugaboo Effect

    Given enough time, tragic events have a way—perhaps once or twice in a lifetime—of turning into something good. Much is learned from the stu…

A Letter from the Publisher

Adventures Northwest Magazine celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2021.

Back in May, 2006, when Issue #1 rolled off the presses at Lithtex NW, it would have been hard to imagine the road which we – our staff, readers and community of supporters - would travel together.

From that very first edition, our mission of inspiring deep connections to the joys of outdoor recreation and the transformative beauty of Cascadia has been our guiding light.

Along the way, we’ve been honored to bring our readers contributions from such internationally renowned writers as Robert Michael Pyle, Tom Robbins, David Guterson, Lawrence Millman and scores of locally-based - and equally passionate - writers, poets (including the poets laureate of Washington and Oregon!), photographers, painters and sculptors.

Although 2020 was a difficult year in the publishing business, we are grateful that our mission of inspiring these deep connections to the natural world has become even more relevant during these challenging times. People everywhere have discovered – or re-discovered – the value of getting outside.

Although the magazine is distributed for free throughout Washington and British Columbia, we also offer paid subscriptions, allowing readers to receive each issue delivered right to their mailbox.

Home delivery is convenient and ensures that you’ll never miss an issue of Adventures Northwest. Thank you for your support! To subscribe CLICK HERE

With appreciation,



John D’Onofrio, publisher/editor