hiking

Arts
5:30 am
Thu February 6, 2014

New Film Explores Reasons Why People, Young And Old, Walk 500 Miles Across Spain

"It's like walking in a postcard," says an American woman in the film "Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago."

For centuries, people have been making a 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain known as the "Way of St. James" or El Camino de Santiago, and among them is a growing number of people from the Pacific Northwest.

The pilgrimage was traditionally made for religious reasons. The route ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where the remains of  St. James the Apostle are believed to be buried.

But Portland filmmaker Lydia B. Smith, whose documentary "Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago" is opening in Seattle this weekend, says there are many reasons people take on the challenge.

"A lot of people do it for the adventure or to ease a transition without looking for something specific," she said. "There really is no right or wrong reason to do the Camino."

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Hiking woes
7:45 am
Thu August 30, 2012

Gang of goats closes Olympic National Forest trail

HOODSPORT, Wash. — Olympic National Forest officials are keeping a popular trail in Mason County closed because of aggressive mountain goats.

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Hiking
11:09 am
Mon August 22, 2011

6th grade hiker on track to finish 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail

Reed Gjonnes on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Northwest News Network

Medford, Ore. – An 11-year-old girl from Salem, Ore., has walked the first 1,700 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. She’s hoping to make it to Canada in time to start sixth grade.

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Other News
9:12 am
Mon July 18, 2011

Lake Stevens hiker dies in weekend fall

A 55-year-old Lake Stevens man died over the weekend when he fell from a ridge in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness west of Leavenworth.

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Discover Pass
3:57 pm
Sat June 25, 2011

Fees boost price of Washington state park pass beyond $30

Washington State Parks

The true cost of the new annual pass for Washington state parks will be $30 plus fees, when purchased online or at a licensed dealer.

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