Entry to Washington State Parks free on August 25

An ocean view from Cape Disappointment State Park near Ilwaco, Washington (photo by Cheryl Landes) Get out and explore on Wednesday, August 25, when Washington State Parks celebrates the National Park Service's birthday with free entry to parks that charge entry fees. The free access is for day use only. After August 25, three more … Continue reading Entry to Washington State Parks free on August 25

Washington Trails Association publishes new hiking safety guide

Image by LUM3N from Pixabay The Washington Trails Association (WTA) has published a new free online hiking safety guide geared toward new hikers. It also provides a great refersher for hikers with more experience. "Safety Essentials: A Toolkit for Hikers" focuses on five important things you need to know for an enjoyable, safe hike: Make … Continue reading Washington Trails Association publishes new hiking safety guide

Timed tickets required to visit Multnomah Falls starting July 20

Multnomah Falls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area east of Portland (photo by Cheryl Landes) The U.S. Forest will start requiring visitors to Multnomah Falls to purchase timed tickets online starting Tuesday, July 20, to reduce congestion at the falls and on Interstate 84, the main road to the parking lot. Tickets are … Continue reading Timed tickets required to visit Multnomah Falls starting July 20

Support Camas restaurants by taking the Trails to Tables Challenge May 1-June 30

Southwestern Washingtonians and visitors: Get outdoors this summer and you might win a prize! From May 1 until June 30, the Downtown Camas Association is hosting the Trails to Tables to Challenge. Here's how it works: On May 1, download your Trails to Tables passport here.Hike five trails and eat at five different downtown Camas … Continue reading Support Camas restaurants by taking the Trails to Tables Challenge May 1-June 30

The Trustees of Reservations rejuvenates its annual hiking challenge in Massachusetts

World's End, a Trustees of Reservations property in Hingham, Massachusetts (photo by Cheryl Landes) The Trustees of Reservations has relaunched its annual hiking challenge after a one-year break because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The "Hike Trustees" program, which started in 2016, encourages people of all ages to record their hikes at the Trustees' properties in … Continue reading The Trustees of Reservations rejuvenates its annual hiking challenge in Massachusetts