Recreation

City of Bellevue Builds Key Connection of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail

City of Bellevue Builds Key Connection of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail

Walking, rolling, or running just became much safer and more enjoyable through the bustling Eastgate neighborhood in Bellevue thanks to a new section of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail!  To set the scene, the Mountains to Sound Greenway National Heritage Area is a 100-mile-long corridor along Interstate 90, stretching from the Seattle waterfront to

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Stay Safe This Spring!

Stay Safe This Spring!

As the weather warms in the lowlands, there is still danger in the mountains.  The Recreate Responsibly Coalition is spreading awareness of potentially dangerous conditions during the transition between winter and spring. As the weather warms, people headed to the mountains in search of outdoor adventures may be surprised to find wintry conditions. Depending on

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Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 2)

Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 2)

Click here to read part 1 of the story of the Patrol Races if you missed it!  The year 1936 was a significant one for The Mountaineers. At the Pacific Northwest Downhill and Slalom Championships at Mt. Hood, Wolf Bauer was 3rd in the downhill, 14th in the slalom, finishing 7th in the Combined, competing

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Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 1)

Mountaineers Patrol Races – “The Nation’s Longest and Hardest Race” (Part 1)

Between 1930 and 1941, The Mountaineers sponsored Patrol Races, a back-country event described as 18 or 20 miles long on the crest of the Cascades between its Snoqualmie Pass Lodge and Meany Ski Hut at Martin near Stampede Pass. Three-man Patrol teams competed in what the Seattle Times called “the nation’s longest and hardest race.”

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The History of Ski Jumping in the Mountains to Sound Greenway

The History of Ski Jumping in the Mountains to Sound Greenway

Although ski jumping in Washington is a distant memory these days, it was the most popular form of skiing in the sport’s early days. The Mountains to Sound Greenway corridor contains several ski jumping sites that were important parts of the country’s tournament circuit, where the world’s best jumpers competed, national distance records were set,

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Camp Brown Day Use Area Opens in the Middle Fork Valley

Camp Brown Day Use Area Opens in the Middle Fork Valley

Camp Brown Day Use Area is now officially open to the public, offering a family-friendly and accessible place to experience the scenic Middle Fork Snoqualmie Valley. Located approximately eleven miles down the Middle Fork Road, this gently meandering half-mile loop trail, built following Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, provides scenic views of the congressionally-designated

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