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The North Pacific right whale has been spotted only a handful of times in 60 years. A marine biologist from Seattle wants to change that.

With the airline industry struggling because of COVID-19, summer, fall, and winter plane fares to adventure destinations are hitting unprecedented lows. Airlines are also offering free change and cancellation fees. Should you hop on these deals now or wait and see? We consulted industry experts to find out—and rounded up some of the best fares out there.

As it became clear that climbing walls could be an ideal host for the coronavirus, most gyms closed their doors this week

From retail giants like REI to the mom and pop stores in your hometowns, what happens when these businesses shut down?

Cozy up with one and start planning your next family adventure

From visiting Alaska's fat bears to traveling solo across Scotland, here's how we're spending our PTO

Snag some major airfare discounts on your next trip

According to Craig Romano, the local guy who literally wrote the book—actually, 20 of them—on hiking in the area

Plus: where to stay, eat, and play outside along the way

Alaska Airlines's latest flight promotion to Hawaii offers cheaper tickets for bigger waves—but you only have a few days to snag a deal

The Emerald City is surrounded by mountains and has access to the ocean, but some of its biggest outdoor draws can be reached by public transportation

After a climbing partner became ill, high winds stranded Yev Krasnitskiy and his team on the upper reaches of Mount Rainier for five days with no way to go but up

Is this the death knell for dockless e-bike shares?

The company's founder says the key to brick-and-mortar success in the age of Amazon is creating community

Seattle has a lot to offer city folk—a thriving job market, world-class culture, and all the pour-over coffee you can drink. But for those who need frequent and fast escapes from the metropolis, the shores and woods of Puget Sound's islands are only a boat ride away.

Whether you’re in the mood for beer and barbecue, a dance party, or a shot of adrenaline, these events are a guaranteed blast

Who says you can't camp in (or near) big cities?

According to a recent story in Bloomberg, celebrities and gallons of champagne are all in a day's work at Aspen. But for the rest of us, it’s not so glamorous.

Todd Carmichael runs the billion-dollar La Colombe Coffee empire, but he still makes time for record-breaking jaunts across Antarctica

We dig into the finances of an Alpine Ascents International guide

In Washington State, a group of researchers is mining social media posts and photos to identify overused trails and turn your next weekend adventure into a real escape

Outdoor towns tend to be overwhelmingly homogenous, which can make for a tough decision for people of color who want to move somewhere they can play outside

Most of mountaineering's teachers are white, but one group wants to change that through new hands-on workshops

No one would blame you for planning your summer vacation around visits to these shops

For one, it makes headlines for excellence and not for, um, dogs dying in its overhead bins

Tried-and-true adventures big and small, from sea to shining sea

The experts' take on what happened last Saturday when a mountain lion killed one cyclist and injured another outside of Seattle

An energized group of explorers are bringing the spirit of wilderness through hiking to American cities. Record-breaking distance trekker Liz Thomas and others are altering how we see urban spaces and inviting folks new to the outdoors along for the fun.

The International Rescue Committee hopes that by teaching kids how to conquer the crag, they'll also be better off facing challenges in their daily lives

One of our favorite new packs pays homage to the Forest Service—and looks good doing it

Sometimes the best performance upgrade is portability

Giving disaster-struck communities the ability to produce their own clean water

Those folks up in the PNW know how to make nice-looking outdoor toys

The former fastest woman to hike the AT is stitching together ambitious routes right in the middle of urban civilization

There are 137 large wildfires raging across 7.8 million acres in what might be the worst fire season ever

The Medium Duffel ($425) is one of 17 products that Filson recently launched in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. The 20-liter bag is made in Filson’s Seattle factory, with weather-resistant twill and bridle leather. It meets all airline carry-on requirements.  The goal of the partnership is…

Get far into the wilderness in as little time as possible

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