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Running the Hill

As I age, I have found a love for running up steep hills in the woods. It started because of bad knees and old dogs and continues as a personal challenge…but first let’s talk about the fact that it’s not easy growing older in a college town. Everywhere I go, there are young, dewy-eyed millennials who look beautiful without even …

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Here Comes the Sun: Top 10 Spring Hikes in Washington

Itching to do some serious hiking packed with breathtaking views? Don’t let the snowpack put a damper on your hiking. There’s no need to wait until summer when the Cascades, Olympics and Selkirk Mountains shed their snowy shrouds. Nope – thanks to a temperate climate in much of western Washington, micro-climates throughout the state, and some sun-kissed slopes in eastern …

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Three Great Winter Hikes

Hole in the Wall The Olympic Coast is magical in winter. The crowds are gone, the sea is tempestuous, and the broad expanse of Pacific Ocean and open sky is a tonic for the winter-closeted soul. From the trailhead at Rialto Beach in Olympic National Park it’s an easy two-mile hike north up the beach. The only obstacle is Ellen …

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