Olympic National Park

15 ultimate American hikes

1. Pacific Crest Trail in Pasayten Wilderness, Washington<p>The “P.C.T.” is one of America’s most noteworthy national trails. Running along the West …

National Parks

Picture of the Week: Lake Crescent Long Exposure

<i>[note: links below may take you to affiliate partners who pay me a small commission should you make a purchase, thanks for your support!]</i><p>I was in …

Landscape Photography

The 15 Most Beautiful Day Hikes In The Us

As much as we like crossing off epic hikes in faraway lands on our list, we know there is plenty to discover in our greater backyard, the US. Here’s …

Hiking

Medicine Grizzly Lake (July 8th, 2018)

If you follow Hike 734 you are probably aware that Jake is currently hiking and exploring Olympic National Park in Washington. Although I’d love to …

Hiking

11 of America’s Best National Park Beaches

Need some sun and surf in your travel plans? NPCA staff highlight top beach vacation spots at national parks around the country.<p>1. Sleeping Bear …

National Parks

6 Incredible Beach Homes For Sale In Washington

Temperatures are supposed to reach 90 by this weekend - that means its time to head to the beach.<p>UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA - Summer in Western Washington …

Puget Sound

Aerial Survey Flights Find Reintroduced Fishers Dispersing, Possibly Reproducing

Since 2008, wildlife biologists in Washington state have worked to reintroduce the fisher, a locally-extinct forest weasel. They are not shouting …

Wildlife

21 national parks you can get married in (on the cheap)

If you're looking for a scenic outdoor wedding for affordable price, don't overlook any of the West's beautiful national parks.<p>From Yosemite to Joshua Tree, you can throw your wedding at one of these amazing national parks in the West for an affordable permit fee.<p>More from Sunset:<p>Best Wedding …

National Parks

5 Trails That Will Inspire Your Next American Hiking Adventure

Wildflowers, long days full of sunshine, and warm evening breezes: Summer time is such a sight to behold. Mother Nature at her best inspires a hiking …

Hiking

Olympic National Park

There are not many places in the world where you can move from the ocean to a rainforest to a glacier-covered mountain within 100 miles.<p>Image of the …

National Parks

We’re Obsessed with These Vintage-Style National Park Posters

<i>A student of Ansel Adams and a lifelong lover of national parks, Rob Decker is committed to capturing America’s beauty through national park posters.</i> …

National Parks

Campgrounds in Washington — Washington Trails Association

Washington offers a huge variety of camping experiences, from developed campgrounds with showers and electrical hook-ups to primitive campgrounds …

Hiking

Big Agnes Insulated Double Z Sleeping Pad Review

The Big Agnes Insulated Double Z sleeping pad is a wide and comfy pad that adds luxury to sleeping in the backcountry.The post <span …

Backpacking

The Terrible State of Our National Parks—in Photos

Operating our parks is expensive. They’re not moneymaking machines (despite Secretary of Interior Ryan Zinke’s desire to make them so). They cost a lot to manage, and the current National Park Service maintenance backlog is at $11.6 billion, a figure that gets bandied about quite a bit and can seem …

National Parks

Jack Knox: Beyond Trump, America the friendly

PORT ANGELES — It’s a July 1 tradition for serious Victoria cyclists to take the Coho ferry to Port Angeles, then ride up to Hurricane Ridge in …

Barbershops

9 Reads Almost as Satisfying as Taking a Vacation

Summer is the season of wanderlust. Even if you’re sprawled on a beach towel under the sun and near a body of water, we’re willing to wager that for the shortest moment, you’ve had thoughts of icicles and cooling northern winds — or, at least, of an air-conditioned room. Here, we’ve rounded up some …

Travel

Skip Big Sur—These Underrated Summer Road Trips Are Worth the Mileage

The pull of the open road is strong in summer months when all you want to do is skip town and drive through beautiful landscapes with the windows …

RVs

10 UNESCO Heritage Sites in America You Need To Visit

We've listed the 10 best places to visit in America that are both national parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and included planning tips and …

National Parks

11 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic National Park

Mount Rainier is known for its snow capped mountains. Towering forests grow in Yosemite. Millions visit Golden Gate National Recreation Area to enjoy …

National Parks

Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest of the United States is best known for its beautiful coastline, green interior, rainy weather, and spectacular …

Hiking

The Best Places to Hike in the US for America's Most Insane Views and Nature Porn Aplenty

Hip hip hooray, hiking season is finally upon us. With summer the prime time to explore, people know the big bucket-list worthy hikes in the U.S. …

Hiking

5 Places to Find Rainforest Camping in the U.S.

There is a misconception that rainforests are always tropical and far away. There are actually many right here in the U.S. and they make excellent …

Hiking

Get a dose of Northwest summer beauty with hikes among the wildflowers

Summer is peak wildflower season in Washington. Add some color to your weekend hikes with this guide to local hotspots for the best and most abundant …

Hiking

Three Helicopter Rescues in one day at Three Washington National Parks - Mount Rainier National Park (U.S. National Park Service)

<b>News Release Date:</b> June 26, 2018<p><b>Contact:</b> Glenn Kessler, Park Aviation Manager, 360-569-6222<p>Ashford, WA – On Sunday, June 24th, 2018, the pilot, …

National Parks

1 helicopter crew, 3 national parks, 6 people rescued. All in a day's work

The same crew carried out three helicopter rescues at Washington's three national parks in a single day Sunday.<p>It started at 9 a.m. when an …

National Parks

For Florida’s sake, protect the Land and Water Conservation Fund

Florida is blessed with beautiful landscapes, exotic creatures, and exciting outdoor recreation opportunities. Whether you want to observe alligators …

Opinion

8 Northern National Parks To Visit This Summer

Summer may not be the best time to visit Death Valley or the Grand Canyon but it is the prime season to head north. Make sure you check out these …

National Parks

10 Great Pleasure Hikes in the U.S.A.

Hiking is one outdoor activity that just about anyone old enough to walk can enjoy. Some trails, however, are more challenging than others.<p>If you’re new to the world of hiking—or are a seasoned pro hoping to introduce the younger generation to the joys of walking in the woods—here are ten great …

Hiking

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Think of ALL the restaurant pitstops.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what …

National Parks

6 Effective Ideas to Capture Amazing Waterfall Photos

Waterfalls are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Stunning waterfall photos like these can inspire other photographers to pick up their …

Landscape Photography