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Running Safely

In the Heat 1. Look at the heat index: Before heading out, it’s always a good rule of thumb (especially when it’s really hot out) to check the heat index. The heat index will tell you what the temperature feels like, combining air temperature and relative humidity. For example, If the air temperature is 87 […]

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Old Robe Trail

Washington State Trails, hiking, trail running, family friendly trails. Difficulty – I Easy, Family Friendly Trails Seasons – Lowlands, All Year Cumulative Vertical Gain – 200′ Miles – 3.5 out and Back Passes – Park along side road, no pass required, Granite Falls City Park   The 100 year old abandoned railway grade punished and […]

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Cape Flattery

Hiking trails, Western Washingtion, Olympic Pennisuala, Makah Reservation, Neah Bay On the furthest most northwestern corner of the Continental United States is Cape Flattery. A nature sanctuary and part of the Makah Reservation, this spectacular corner of the country has a short trail that unfolds within a half mile revealing rugged sea cliffs, sea life, […]

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Top 10 Seattle Park Trails on

Western Washington, hiking, trail running, climbing, Best of the NW Seattle City Park year-round trails. Summertime in Seattle offers many nearby cures for a case of “the Indoors.” Symptoms of this can include frequent utterings of “I’m bored”; glassy eyes from too much screen time; and sibling squabbling over who gets more space on the […]

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Dirty Harry’s Balcony and Peak

Western Washington, hiking, climbing, Best of the NW year-round trails.   Dirty Harry’s Balcony and Peak Trail Mountains to Sound Greenway I90 Do you feel lucky Punk, do ya? Don’t risk getting towed, be sure to park before crossing the gate towards the State Fire Training Center. Walk the first half mile up Grouse Ridge […]

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Ashland Lakes Walt Bailey Trail and Cutthroat Lakes

Washington State Trails, hiking, trail running, adventure routes. Take a short family friendly day hike to Ashland Lakes or a more challenging hike to Walt Bailey Trail and Cutthroat Lakes. Or take the high adventure route connecting the two over Bald Mountain. Mountain Loop Highway 530 Not far past the ever-crowded trail head of Lake […]

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