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Posts Tagged ‘Washington’

Where the Wild Things Are: Wily Coyote

Where the Wild Things Are: Wily Coyote

Coyotes maybe the species most adept at adapting to changing habitats, climates and human activities. These tricksters thrive where other predators pass away.   One story stands out in my memory. I don’t remember the exact words—they don’t matter—but the story sticks with me: Long before European settlers touched foot in the Pacific Northwest, back [Continued...]

New Years in Pictures

A cold, sunny weekend brought a lot of grins to the ruddy faces of a dozen friends who gathered at Hay Canyon Ranch to ring in the New Year. Enjoy the pictures here: [Continued...]

Outdoors women seek snow fun

First published in the Seattle Times, NW Weekend section on November, 18,2010 Seeing Shannon Meshke blast down the slope, I marveled at the fact this was just her second time on a snowboard. Shannon, a 16-year-old skateboard enthusiast from Puyallup, embraced the opportunity to jump into the snow last winter. “I love it. There’s so [Continued...]

Glacier Peak Wilderness Gains a Ridge

Glacier Peak Wilderness Gains a Ridge

Start up the Suiattle River Trail and continue on past Sunnybrook Camp. Stay left at the next junction, and after climbing through some of the most spectacular hillside meadows in the North-Central Cascades, you’ll find yourself on Miner’s Ridge, between the old Miner’s Ridge Lookout (6,210-feet) and Image Lake (6,050 feet). That hasn’t changed in [Continued...]

Fishers Return to their Ancestorial Homes

Fishers Return to their Ancestorial Homes

Not a creature was stirring, except for the 40 or so fishers being reintroduced to the former habitat in Olympic National Park., Fishers, a small predatory mammal, rarely eats fish. These close cousins of martens and weasels are mostly nocturnal hunters of any small critters, including birds and occasionally fish, that live in the forest. [Continued...]