Adventures

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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Metro’s transit-to-trails rides catching on

Jun 5th, 2020 | By
Metro’s transit-to-trails rides catching on

Passengers with a passion for hiking boarded Trailhead Direct for more than 17,500 hikes in 2019 in the second season of the two-year pilot project co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks, a 75 percent increase from 2018. The transit-to-trails service added a fourth route this season starting at the Tukwila International Boulevard
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Webinar has advice for safe travel

May 1st, 2020 | By

Traveling in the Puget Sound area, the Pacific Northwest and faraway has unique challenges during the coronavirus outbreak, but what’s true now and in the future is that there’s nothing like travel to keep you active and engaged, and also that traveling safely takes careful planning. With that in mind, “Safe Travels for Seniors”–a free,
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