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Basecamp: Find a Place to Stay While Getting to Know the Nature Nearby

From simple tent sites to luxurious vacation rentals, we help you find the perfect basecamp for your weekend hiking adventures. By Jessi Loerch

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Northwest Weekend: Explore the Mountain Loop Highway, from River Valleys to Soaring Peaks

The Mountain Loop, which runs between Arlington and Granite Falls, offers endless options for a weekend of exploring — both on trail and in town. | By Anna Roth

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Northwest Weekend: Tri-Cities

Enjoy plentiful hiking, lots of sun and a bit of history in Southeast Washington | By Rachel Wood and Brandon Fralic

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Northwest Weekend: Spokane

In Spokane, you'll find a vibrant outdoor community and plenty of adventures, from summer to winter | by Todd Dunfield

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Northwest Weekend: Unplugged in the Columbia River Gorge

A weekend on the Columbia Gorge offers an opportunity to leave behind the busyness of daily life and experience a slower pace along its scenic beauty | by Shannon Leader

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Northwest Weekend: Summer at the Alpine Lakes High Camp

After 40 years as a backcountry ski destination, Alpine Lakes High Camp’s new owners, Justin and Austin Donohue, have opened it year-around. Two hikers paid a visit to see how the rustic cabins and front-door trail access stack up in the summertime. | by Andrew Coghill

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Northwest Weekend: Visit Ellensburg for Clear Skies, Quiet Trails

Visit Ellensburg for lovely shoulder-season hiking, open skies and a peaceful respite | by Jonathan Shipley

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Northwest Weekend: San Juan Islands Island Get Away

Spend a weekend hiking; watching for whales and enjoying the food and drink in the San Juan Islands | by Rachel Wood and Brandon Fralic

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Hike. Paddle. Repeat.

Discover the best of the Pacific Northwest on an adventure cruise | by Cassandra Overby

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A Snowy Adventure

Ski or snowshoe to Tahoma huts for a wintery getaway | by Heath Jones, Mount Tahoma Trails Association volunteer

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Northwest Weekend: Mazama

Mazama is an ideal jumping-off point for camping and hiking in the North Cascades | by Lindsay Leffelman

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Northwest Weekend: Port Townsend

Visit the charming peninsula for year-round camping, lots of hiking options and a glimpse into the military history of the Northwest | by Jessi Loerch

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