Finally we’ve passed the gray months of winter and are headed into the season of color. Consider amping up your outdoor experience this year by taking a local naturalist course. Whether you’re interested in wildlife, native plants or local birds, there are springtime courses for telling the difference between mule’s ear (wyethia amplexicaulis) and the ears mules.
In the middle of January, Mission Ridge lifted its early-season closure of uphill skiing at the ski resort. Now skiers willing to ski uphill under their own steam (using low-speed quads rather than high-speed ones) can use the designated ascent route.
Ski areas across the USA are in an uphill battle to get a grip on the growing number of skiers and snowshoers who use the resorts’ plowed roads, facilities and groomed slopes without chipping in on the costs by purchasing a lift ticket.
Early November in North Central Washington — we’re in that “too-late-for-early-season-deer/too-early-for-late-season-deer” awkward phase; the air is cold; the weather is no longer predictable; the sun is setting too early.