Moss Lake and the Sphagnum Bog


Moss Lake is a wonderful little spot located in the foothills of the cascades. This sphagnum bog (click for a definition of “sphagnum bog” ) offers an amazing variety of plants and wildlife all within 370 acres. I highly recommend making the drive out to this little hidden gem to  explore. The variety of ways…

Big Bend, Little Stroll


Big Bend Natural Area is a site most of us are probably unfamiliar with. It is located between the Cedar River Trail and the Cedar River, just downriver from the Landsburg Dam/Sockeye Hatchery. Take a quick jaunt down the Cedar River Trail to find this tucked away spot in one of the “S” curves of…

Random Photo Post: Shy Bear Trail, Cougar Mountain


Every year for the holidays, anonymous elves decorate a tree in Cougar Mountain Regional Wildlife Park. Thank you, elves, for making our holidays a little brighter (and for leaving no trace when it’s over)!

#OptOutside in 28,000 Acres


Today is as good as any other to be outside. Yesterday should have given you plenty of motivation, as well as pie, and more than likely, regrets. Come on out and run, walk, hike or play out in Your Big Backyard. We don’t have to have awkward political conversations out here. #OptOutside

Friday – Avoid the #mallbrawl, #OptOutside with us


Our friends over at REI condensed our mantra into a hashtag. Words to live by. Also the hashtag that can spare you mall jail. You know. Yer all enjoying your pumpkin spice latte, with your 60 inch 4K TV on your shoulder, when some joker brushes past you and he’s got the gall to grab the last 3D-printing-self-replicating-housekeeping-drone…