Hiking

5 Winter Hikes To Take While The Rain Is Away

Have you noticed the local weather report lately?! Not a raindrop in the forecast! Of course this means it'll be chilly, so bundle up and hit the trails, Rockaholics. Pack your Yaktrax and check out these 5 winter hikes you're sure to love: 1. Franklin Falls , Snoqualmie Pass: This beautifully...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Heather Lake is calling your name!

Because I work nights, I'm not a huge fan of early mornings, but when I get to take in the gorgeous scenery of a local hike, it's WELL worth the lack of sleep! On Saturday morning, I got up early, packed up my backpack, loaded up the labs and met my girlfriend Chelly for a hike to Heather Lake ...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 3 Places To Camp For Memorial Day Weekend

For many years, I have camped in the pouring down rain all across the state of Washington for Memorial Day Weekend. Yes, I am a proud and prepared "blue-tarp-camper". But have you seen the forecast for THIS Memorial Day Weekend? Not a raindrop forecasted! *knocks on wood* It's going to be a...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 3 Things Your Dog Wants You To Do

Your dog called, and rain or shine, this is what he/she wants to do this week. In no particular order: 1. Bring me to a super-cool dog bar. There are two places your pooch had in mind, so you have options! For the north enders, head to Paws for a Beer in Bellingham, the first and only of its kind...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 5 Activities That Are Better Than Talking About Politics

No matter which way you turn it seems there's a political discussion happening. Not saying that's necessarily a bad thing, but it's certainly not the ONLY thing we should have to focus on! Give yourself a break from our heated political climate, and try one of my favorite activities: 1. Spring...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Another Box Of MY Kind Of Stuff

There are boxes for spoiled dogs and beer fanatics, for coffee lovers and make-up addicts. But MY kind of stuff comes in a Cairn box. I can't tell you how excited I am about having discovered Cairn 's monthly box subscriptions a few weeks back. Especially with the change of the seasons, I am...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Snowy Oyster Dome Hike

POWERED BY VISIT BEND This weekend, I joined a few dozen other passionate and outdoors-y folks in the filming of a documentary by Endless Film Production regarding the potential deforestation of one of MY favorite hikes: Oyster Dome. Oyster Dome lookout has been one of my treasured recreational...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: Save Oyster Dome

POWERED BY VISIT BEND Many of you know that before I started working full time at KISW, I spent three incredible years living in Bellingham, a place I LOVED exploring week in and week out, rain or shine. With so many trails to hike and bike, you can get out any day of the week and find adventure,...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: 6 Great Hikes on The Garden Island

Finally. I've done something interesting enough and worthy enough of an appearance on Taryn's Wreckreation Guide. Big day! I had the opportunity over the holidays to visit one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Close your eyes and picture paradise. You’re probably picturing a beach or forested...
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Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: National Take A Hike Day

POWERED BY VISIT BEND Just about any day is a great day for hiking, but tomorrow marks National Take A Hike Day in America! Did you know that there are more than 60,000 miles of available hiking terrain in the National Trail System in the USA? That's definitely a reason to get out and explore...
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