Hood to Coast Washington

Hood to Coast Washington

Here, visitors can connect to nature, breathe ocean air and dine in a variety of great restaurants, all within a five-minute sprint on eco-friendly boardwalks and paths comprised of reclaimed crushed oyster shells.

Airstream Adventures: Mount St. Helens and Gifford Pinchot National Forest

On Mount St. Helens’ southeast side, Gifford Pinchot National Forest is one of the country’s oldest. It forms a deep green apron around Mount St. Helens, stretching more than 2,000 square miles, and the forest sopped up America’s most destructive volcanic eruption in recent times. This young volcano got a 1,300-foot trim when its peak became a crater. Still, you stand there in awe and look at it as a heavyweight who has just stepped from the ring, beat on but unbeaten.

Pickwick

Washington Musician: Pickwick

Writing and recording an album is hard enough without scrapping forty songs at some point along the way. But that’s exactly what Pickwick did while making its sophomore full-length, LoveJoys.

Do It Yourself: Container Gardening

Landscape designer Courtney Olander shares her tips on container gardening at home. 1. Choose a container Containers come in a wide variety of sizes and styles. Taller options will be seen from farther away, creating a “destination point” in the yard, Olander said. Clusters of various-sized vessels lend a collected feel. Olander considers the home’s existing architecture in her selection, as she likes for the container design to mesh with the style of the home. 2. Start with a foundation plant, then add texture “Having a good foundation of foliage is important,” Olander said. “Don’t only think about the flowers.”…