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Posts Tagged ‘hiking’

Great Gift Ideas for Outdoor-Loving Dads

Great Gift Ideas for Outdoor-Loving Dads

When it comes to Father’s Day gifts, forgot the old cliché gifts of aftershave and ties. Outdoor-loving men want fun gifts, cool gifts, manly gifts! Any adventurous dad will appreciate these items designed to air them in their outdoor sports.   Hiking and General Outdoors Dads Anniversary Bottle and Shoulder Sling (by Filson), $175 For the [Continued...]

Stick it! Fikkes Fly Hiker let you cast away your trekking pole

Stick it!  Fikkes Fly Hiker let you cast away your trekking pole

 When gearing up for a hiking adventure, savvy backpackers know that finding gear that does double duty helps trim off a lot of pack weight. A great new brand from Washington state took that idea and created a brilliant new two-in-one product for hikers who like to enjoy angling during their adventures. The Fikkes Fly [Continued...]

Hike of the Week: Climb to Skyline for lakeside views

Hike of the Week: Climb to Skyline for lakeside views

A short but strenuous climb to a high alpine lake, buried deep in snow, awaits snowshoers on the Skyline Lake Route. The length of the trail and the steepness with which it climbs are secondary considerations, however, for snowshoers will find an inordinate amount of natural beauty and winter wilderness on this trail. The beautiful [Continued...]

Snowshoeing 101: tips for winter adventurers

Snowshoeing 101: tips for winter adventurers

Halfway up the ridge leading to Skyline Lake near Stevens Pass, a heavy snowdrift sat as a near-vertical 4-foot wall in our path. Climbers would simply kick the toe of their boots deep into the face of the drift, plunge their ax in and climb the small wall of snow. But what about snowshoers? Turns [Continued...]

Sophie’s Clinic: Hike with Dogs

Sophie’s Clinic: Hike with Dogs

Tips and Techniques for safe, responsible trail fun for you and your canine Presented by Kathy Wendt, DVM Dan A. Nelson, Author Sophie, Labrador Retriever  FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. It’s A Dog’s  World Training and Agility Center 16024 60th. Street E., Sumner, WA 98390 Before hitting the trails with your [Continued...]