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Spring 2019

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Maybe you don’t have a car because it’s too expensive to keep up. Maybe you decided it isn’t worth it because we’re already paying for U-PASS and you figure it’s a valuable skill to be able to navigate the public transportation system. Or maybe you don’t like the ecological impacts of cars a…

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Hiking through the Enchantments took a friend and me almost 13 hours and over 4,500 feet of ascension, but it was worth every second. We started the hike 5 a.m. and witnessed a crisp sunrise at Colchuck Lake before hiking up Aasgard Pass and continuing through the Upper Enchantments, eventua…

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The North Cascades are an outdoor enthusiasts’ playground. While it may not have the same popularity or notoriety when compared to hikes in the I-90 corridor or near Mount Rainier National Park, the quietness and remoteness of this area give the park characteristics that truly define what, t…

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The sun sat just above the horizon of the Pacific, and I stood looking over it, 10,000 feet above the ocean. The ground was red. Red dirt, bathed in red light, stark and alien against the thriving life of the forests and the blue line of the sea. I was on Haleakalā, the volcano that makes up…

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I tend to spend my summers indoors. And my weekends, and afternoons, and really any time I’m not walking to class or the grocery store. The outdoors, and the activities that come with them, have very little appeal for me when I could be inside on my laptop instead.

Spring 2018

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Washington is a state that boasts a variety of opportunities for outdoor experiences, from skiing to hiking to exploring hot springs. There isn’t a singular season in which we can be outdoors, rather, each month offers new and unique ways to get into nature. Two Daily writers shared their fa…

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Our campus is set between the majestic Olympic and Cascade mountain ranges, literally in the shadow of world-class climbing routes such as Mount Rainier, and within a two hour’s drive of local crags haven, Mount Index. It is no surprise that the UW sports a rich history of outdoor exploratio…

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