Snowshoeing near Stevens Pass offers expansive views, exercise

Guided by an experienced hiker, a pair of first-time snowshoers tackles the Skyline Lake Trail.


A break from modern life leads to 1,000-mile journey on foot

Learn how you can create an affordable sabbatical at Marysville’s Outdoor Adventure Speaker Series.


An elevated walking path that runs along Heather Lake is covered with snow on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snow searching: Hikes for when you want to see the white stuff

Here are six easy-to-moderate backcountry hikes where snow has recently been spotted.


Popular Hot Plug’s Derby just around the corner

By Wayne Kruse For the Herald Next up on the salmon scene is the 31st annual Bill Hayes Hot Plug’s Blackmouth Derby on March 24… Continue reading

North Sound, Admiralty Inlet open for Blackmouth

Marine areas 8-1, 8-2 and 9 come on line for salmon anglers tomorrow, and there should be fair to good numbers of blackmouth available, albeit… Continue reading

Head of State Department of Fish and Wildlife stepping down

Dr. Jim Unsworth has resigned his position, effective Feb. 7.

Winter steelhead fishery on the Skagit a possibility

The prosposed catch-and-release season would be the first on the river since 2010

Blackmouth open for business in the San Juans

The return of winter steelhead could be stronger than anticipated.

WDFW gives go-ahead for New Year’s razor clam digs

The traditional New Year’s razor clam dig on Pacific beaches is a go, according to the state Fish and Wildlife Department’s coastal shellfish boss Dan… Continue reading

Anglers should turn their attention to the east

The Seattle Boat Show is scheduled from Jan. 26-Feb. 3.

Marine Area 9 opens for hatchery chinook

Small fish saved our collective backsides it seems, as only a reasonable number of undersize chinook (“shakers” in the idiom) were found in Marine Area… Continue reading