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Over the last few months, we’ve been gathering some of hottest gear to hit the outdoors and recreation market for an in-the-field test of how these products would perform in the elements. And by elements, we mean the rugged terrain of the Cascade Mountains. 

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At the upcoming Washington State International Kite Festival in Long Beach, you’ll find plenty of kite enthusiasts—from novice to famed fliers and kite designers. They come to take part in kite building workshops, flying lessons and friendly competitions as well as other hands-on activities during the weeklong summer event.

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The stark beauty and sweeping views that can be seen from a fire lookout tower are beyond compare. Largely built in the early 1900s, fire lookout towers were placed on peaks high enough to afford clear views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and the lookouts would scan for lightning strikes, smoke plumes, and any other indications of a possible fire. 

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Event TitleGreat Columbia Crossing 10K run/walkEvent DescriptionThe Great Columbia Crossing 10K normally takes place in October each year on the 2nd Sunday. Participants start in Washington, cross the Astoria-Megler Bridge, and end in Oregon.Registration is required and opens during the summer prior to the event. Sign up for our email list on our website to be notified. A virtual option will also be offered in 2022.Experience the glory of the Columbia River as you trek across the Astoria-Megler Bridge during this unique opportunity to walk/run across the bridge! This 10K offers a scenic adventure on a fairly flat road with one STEEP incline to the peak of the bridge. It is the longest continuous truss bridge in North America. Whether you’re an experienced runner or looking for a family-friendly event, the Great Columbia Crossing 10K appeals to everyone. See you on the bridge!Event Time and DateOctober 09, 2022 06:00 AMEvent Websitewww.greatcolumbiacrossing.comContact NameRegina WillkieContact Phone(503) 325-6311Contact Emailmarketing@oldoregon.comFacebook Linkhttps://www.facebook.com/GreatColumbiaCrossingEvent CityAstoriaEvent StateOregonPaid Advertising Opportunitiese-Newsletter-DigitalEvent Phone(503) 325-6311Event Cost45.00  

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The stark beauty and sweeping views that can be seen from a fire lookout tower are beyond compare. Largely built in the early 1900s, fire lookout towers were placed on peaks high enough to afford clear views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, and the lookouts would scan for lightning strikes, smoke plumes and any other indications of a possible fire.

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Located in the southwestern corner of the state, Sweetwater County is ideally situated as a stopover for those heading to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. There’s something for everyone here, from the adrenaline junkie to the history buff and rock hound. 

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MELISSA'S PARK ROAD RACE We can’t wait until we can all meet again in beautiful Banff National Park! The Tradition Continues - Melissa’s Park Road Race is one of Canada’s most historic and popular running events and takes place on September 24th, 2022.

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The Monster Cookie Metric Century Bicycle Ride is the Salem Bicycle Club's premier cycling event. The route takes riders over back roads from Salem/Keizer to Champoeg State Park and back. The route is generally flat with a few short hills and follows much of the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway. A GPS version map of the 2021 Cookie route is here. Download a PDF version of the route here. Participants desiring a shorter ride can ride to the first rest stop and back for a 29-mile ride. A GPS version map of the shorter route is here. Snacks, fruit, refreshments, and toilet facilities are available at the rest stop and at Champoeg State Park.

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Merrell exists to share the simple power of being outside and we are looking to double down on that mission during Great Outdoors Month in Seattle and show you all the different activities you can (and should) take outside!

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Oregon’s Tualatin Valley is home to an assortment of attractions: award-winning wineries and craft breweries, scenic wildlife preserves and parks, an array of outdoor recreation activities, world-class golf courses and plenty of dining options—not to mention tax-free shopping. 

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All Comer Track & Field is fun for the whole family. In Bellingham, the city offers track and field events for children and adults on Monday evenings throughout the summer. The season takes place at Civic Field Stadium and runs from June 13 to Aug. 29.

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Canopy Tours Northwest, which operates the zipline tours on Camano Island, is located on the 231-acre Kristoferson Farm. The six-generation family business dedicated to preserving the land and its abundant wildlife. 

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Join us for the 9th Annual Independence Day 5k on Monday, July 4, 2022 for a fun and FAST 5k! This event features a fast point-to-point course that takes runners and walkers from the top of Tacoma and finishes at beautiful Point Ruston.

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