Category Archives: Great Outdoors

Vista House – Oregon’s Crown Jewel

Vista House at Crown Point is perched atop a 733-foot-high cliff overlooking the mighty Columbia River. The panoramic views are spectacular! Continue reading

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Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast

The whales are coming! From now until June, as many as 18,000 gray whales will make their way past the Oregon Coast to their feeding grounds in Alaska’s Bering Sea. This is one opportunity you don’t want to miss! Continue reading

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Beneath Cold Seas

Beneath Cold Seas by award-winning photographer David Hall is an awe-inspiring look at the incredible diversity of life that exists beneath the surface of the Northwest’s gray-green ocean. The photos are hauntingly beautiful, but it’s the range of color that’s so striking. The bright oranges, lemon yellows, royal blues, crimson reds, and deep rich purples found in the deep. Continue reading

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Tolt Pipeline Trail

The Tolt Pipeline Trail near Woodinville, WA, is well-maintained and enjoyed by hikers, mountain bikers, dog-walkers, and equestrians alike. Continue reading

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NW Snapshots: Mule Deer Grazing

I’m always amazed at the abundance of wildlife here in the Pacific NW. We recently saw a mule deer step out from the trees and start grazing just a few feet away from us. Continue reading

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Shipwreck at Boiler Bay

Boiler Bay on the Oregon Coast is a “boiling” mass of turbulent white water, but that’s not why it’s called Boiler Bay. Continue reading

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The Bad Boys of Astoria

Sea lions take over the docks at Pier 36 in Astoria, OR. We heard them barking and honking from over a quarter of a mile away. Continue reading

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Northwest Drylands: Seasons

In his book, Northwest Drylands: Seasons, well known photographer John Clement shares his love of the land with a collection of his favorite photos. Many of the stunning images included in this 116-page pictorial essay spotlight the ever-changing landscape in this unique part of the world. Continue reading

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Long Beach Boardwalk II

The 1/2 mile Long Beach Boardwalk snakes across the top of the dunes, running parallel to the ocean. On both sides, beachgrass undulates in the offshore breezes like the green-gold waves of an inland sea. Acres and acres of beachgrass. Continue reading

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Long Beach Boardwalk

The 1/2 mile Long Beach Boardwalk snakes across the top of the dunes, running parallel to the ocean. On both sides, beachgrass undulates in the offshore breezes like the green-gold waves of an inland sea. Acres and acres of beachgrass. Continue reading

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