Great Outdoors

Lace up your hiking boots and get out there, Washington.

Alex Patia is Washington’s top birder

Alex Patia is Washington’s Top Birder

For Alex Patia, birding isn’t just a hobby—it’s a way of life. On any given weekend, he’s likely to be driving hundreds of miles to sites across Washington, searching for the rarest, newest and most elusive birds spotted in the state.

Until Next Time

I’ve lived in the Pacific Northwest nearly all my life, but this past winter’s weather had me checking my real estate app daily for housing options in warmer climates.

the enchantments, washington

Alpine Enchantments

The Enchantments, in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness of Washington’s Central Cascades, aren’t easy to get to. But they’re well worth the trek.

Marty Bluewater, Protection Island

The Last Man on Protection Island

In 1988 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service transformed Protection Island into a national wildlife refuge, evicting all human life—well, nearly all.