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.
Modern firearm season opened Saturday for hunters of Washington’s most popular game animal — the buck deer. Check the state’s hunting regulations pamphlet, but for the most part, Central Washington has opened up for any white-tailed bucks and three-point minimum muley.
It’s been hot lately — hot enough to poach eggs on the roof of sun-exposed cars, and hot enough to bake brains in the ovens of sun-exposed skulls. The weekend ahead calls for a slight reduction in the thermostat. Likely it will be warm enough to sweat but not so hot as to cook. If you’re looking to get outdoors this weekend, here are some ideas: