Adventures

Mount Rainier still open during winter rampup

Oct 8th, 2020 | By
Mount Rainier still open during winter rampup

As leaves turn color and fall settles in at Mount Rainier National Park, facilities there have begun the extended process of winterizing. For now, most areas of the park are still accessible by road. Information on how much longer the roads to Paradise and Sunrise or Stevens Canyon Road will be open, when campgrounds and
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Five low-cost alternatives to living in (and traveling from) the U.S.

Sep 2nd, 2020 | By
Five low-cost alternatives to living in (and traveling from) the U.S.

In ever-greater numbers, Americans are seeking guidance about where and how to move out of the U.S. Half a million have looked to New Zealand—but there are other easy, closer-to-home, lower-cost options that arguably make more sense. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 250,000 Americans have investigated moving to New Zealand, according
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Escape, anxiety merge for campers and hikers during pandemic

Aug 3rd, 2020 | By
Escape, anxiety merge for campers and hikers during pandemic

For people in the Puget Sound region, persevering through dark winter months often means clinging to the idea that summer will be full of outdoor adventure. But this year, as the coronavirus pandemic became increasingly lethal, trails closed and activities like hiking, climbing and camping — which sometimes require months or years of planning — disappeared from people’s schedules
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The mountain is back

Jul 6th, 2020 | By
The mountain is back

The coronavirus curtain has been lifted at Mount Rainier National Park, in time for visitors to enjoy its best weather months of the year. In June, Nisqually to Paradise Road in the park’s southwest corner reopened, granting public access to the popular Longmire and Paradise recreation areas. Access to hiking and picnicking also increased for
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