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February 11, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Free entry to national parks, forests, refuges this weekend

Celebrate this Presidents Day weekend, Saturday through Monday, Feb. 15-17, with a free visit to a national park, national forest or wildlife refuge. All three days are included as fee-free days for 2014 for parks, museums, trails and other facilities operated by the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service. In Washington, that includes Mount…

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February 3, 2014 at 2:43 PM

5 great places to see NW winter wildlife

If you enjoy seeing wildlife in the wild, midwinter offers some special treats around the state of Washington. Here are five of my favorite wildlife viewing spots for the colder months, most within a day’s drive of Seattle. And with migratory bird-hunting season just concluded, February is a good time to take your binoculars and…

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Comments | More in Northwest, Outdoors, snow sports, weekend getaways | Topics: Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, Oak Creek Wildlife Area, Padilla Bay