SheJumps Snowshoe Adventure at Mt. Baker

Sun, 2/11, 7:30 am-3 pm Group: SheJumps When: Sunday, February 11, 7:30 am to 3 pm Where: Meet at Sunset Square Safeway, Bellingham, WA Cost: $5 (registration required) Details: Join us Sunday, Feb 11th, for a fun day of snowshoeing up in the mountains, exploring Mt. Baker Wilderness on White Salmon Rd, and hopefully seeing some breathtaking…

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Mountaineers Meeting & Used Gear Sale

Mon, 2/12, 6-8 pm Group: The Mountaineers When: Monday, February 12, 6 to 8 pm Where: Seattle Program Center, Seattle, WA Cost: Free; email to reserve a table to sell gear (registration required) Details: Interested in learning how to snowshoe, kayak, or navigate in the backcountry? Want to meet new exploration buddies? Have a gear wishlist a…

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New Senate Bill Would Protect Existing National Monuments

The bill is a response to the White House’s rollback of protections for Utah public lands. The Trump administration plans a drastic reduction of Bears Ears National Monument.Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) joined 16 other democratic senators this week to introduce a bill that would legally codify the boundaries of more than…

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Get the Girls Out: Crystal Mountain

Sun, 3/11, 8:30 am-5 pm Group: SheJumps & K2 Skis When: Sunday, March 11, 8:30 am-5 pm Where: Crystal Mountain Resort, Enumclaw, WA  Cost: $10 + discounted lift ticket (registration required) Details: Get the Girls Out presented by K2 Skis is a national campaign to unite women as they support, challenge, mentor and inspire each other in…

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Seattle’s Top 10 Dayhikes

The best local trails, as selected by BACKPACKER Local scouts Anastasia Allison and Jason Bickford. Pity the poor Seattle hikers: On any given day, they must decide whether to explore one of three national parks (Olympic, North Cascades, and Mount Rainier), venture into the Central or South Cascades, head north into the Canadian Coast Range,…

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Meet Anastasia Allison and Jason Bickford, Backpacker’s Seattle Trail Scouts

Get the best of the Pacific Northwest with a little help from Backpacker’s trail experts. Anastasia Allison Follow Anastasia’s adventures on her blog and on Instagram @anastasia.allison. Age: 36 Hometown: Everett, WA Day job: Writer, backpacking instructor, and adventurepreneur All-time favorite local dayhike: Mt. Pugh or Gothic Basin Favorite local overnight hike: Tapto Lakes Best…

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