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26 Sep 2021
Hikes, Rocky Mountain

Alberta Falls (CO) 

The hike is not overly taxing, and delivers on wildlife and scenery, not to mention the payoff waterfalls. The drive along Bear Lake Road, also scenic and host to abundant wildlife, is a large part of the experience. The Alberta Falls Download Highlights: Forested, including…

Hikes, North Cascades

Thunder Knob (WA) 

Pinch me. A hike with major mountain views without a major climb. Awesome overhead vista of Diablo Lake with Davis Peak and crab-claw-looking McMillan Spires to the side. And, get this, real benches – on the trail as well as the summit. A perfect hike?…

Hikes, North Cascades

Rainy Lake (WA) 

One day you’ll tell a friend, “I just took the best hike.” When you divulge the location (Rainy Lake), she or he will respond, “That’s no hike. You can take a walk like that anywhere in the city.” Don’t back down. This is a hike….

Birds, Wildlife

Cuckoo Over Owls 

It once roosted in a thicket the size of a two-car garage, amidst wetlands and diked agricultural fields near Stanwood, Washington. The brush was so thick, the Long-Eared Owl must have felt unassailable. Long-barreled photographic devices proliferated and trained at it like arms in a…