Washington State Sports & Outdoors

  • Seattle Sounders FC at Qwest Field
    Seattle Sounders FC at Qwest Field
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  • Baseball / Basketball
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  • Crystal Mountain Ski Area
    Crystal Mountain Ski Area
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Washington State Sports & Outdoors

  • Kayaking / Canoeing / Boating / Sailing

    Seattle Sports & Outdoors

    Even if you don't know how to sail you can still explore Lake Union in a beautiful wooden rowboat The Center for Woodben Boats, located in south Lake Union has a fleet of rowboats at your disposal. Just hand over your $12/hour and you're off exploring houseboats, seaplanes and Lake Union's extensive pleasure and work fleet.

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  • Baseball / Basketball

    Seattle Sports & Outdoors

    Safeco Park is one of the newer ballparks and it's a great park to visit. When we went to a Mariners game the weather was very nice but sadly the Mariners lost. I'm a Mariners fan (except when they play the Giants) and I hope they have a better season in 2011. Anyway, it was a fun time, and we got a free baseball as we were leaving the park.

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  • Soccer / Football

    Seattle Sports & Outdoors

    Seeing a Sounders game at Qwest Field has to be one of the most fun sporting experiences in the city. The entire stadium get into the game, standing and chanting the entire time. Be sure to stop by Pioneer Square pre-game, where the supporters gather and march to Qwest together.

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  • Climbing / Hiking

    Seattle Sports & Outdoors

    The mountain has been in ruins all winter and spring after the major wind storms we had hear late fall early winter of 2006. The roads are open now and although some of the campgrounds have been washed away completely it's time to get back to Mt. Rainier and discover it all over again. There are to many things to do here to count, hiking, biking,...

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  • Skiing / Snowboarding

    Seattle Sports & Outdoors

    Crystal Mountain is the largest ski area in Washington and the one with the highest elevation in the state. I grew up skiing here, and it is an awesome mountain with a vertical rise of over 3,000 feet. It has many challenging runs and gets lighter snow than other Washington resorts because Mt. Rainier blocks the wet precipitation. It doesn't get...

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  • Swimming

    Seattle Sports & Outdoors

    If you like to swim then there is one pool that is head and shoulders and torso above the rest: Colman pool in West Seattle. A Seattle landmark, this olympic sized pool has it all: it's uncrowded, outdoors, heated, saltwater, adjacent to a beach and has views of the Olympics. They even have 3 hour swim sessions so you'll have time to enjoy the 1m...

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  • Cycling / Jogging

    Seattle Sports & Outdoors

    For those that enjoy cycling and camping, a weekend trip worth exploring is to the hood canal. One nice area is Seabeck. It has a great camp ground at Scenic Beach, where both car and bike camping are available. it is about a 40-mile round trip and that is just long enough for a nice weekend away if you ask me. The Peninsula is very beautiful, and...

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  • Seattle Half-Marathon

    Held at the end end of November annually, the Seattle Marathon/Half-Marathon is most definitely a challenging race (even by distance running standards)- lots of hills including a climb to the finish- it is unforgiving. But it is a great way to see Seattle and a very fun and different way to spend a vacation morning.The expo is well organized, as is...

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  • Washington State Backpacking

    Washington State is a backpacking paradise. With such a varied terrain, there is something for everyone. Want to camp in a lush temperate rainforest? They have it. Enjoy an alpine lake? It's here. A meadow leading up to a glacier? That's Washington too. On the beach, close to tide-pools teeming with starfish? Get a permit today.Many spots work on a...

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  • Seattle Mariners

    Another entry in my list of professional baseball stadiums that I have been able to visit...I attended a game at Safeco Field in July of 2001. This is a rather unique stadium in that it is covered but there are openings around the sides so you can still get some fresh air but when it rains (and this being Seattle, when won't it rain?), the roof...

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  • Snoqualmie Pass

    Snoqualmie is the most accessible ski area in Washington State. Because it sits on Interstate 90, the main east-west highway in the state, it is almost always open and the road is well maintained. That being said, it is not the greatest ski area around, but if you want a quick drive to a decent place, this is it. For the non-skiier or snowboarder,...

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  • Rafting on the White Salmon River

    My first experience river rafting was as part of a girls weekend in Hood River, OR. I had NO idea what I was getting into, and it's probably a good thing, because as they were giving us our safety demonstration, I was getting really nervous. Luckily, it was too late to back out, because I had the time of my life!The outfit we used is called River...

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  • Hiking

    Washington State is a great place to visit in the summer and get outdoors. In addition to the three national parks, which offer tons of hiking opportunities, there are many state park and other recreational areas which allow for all levels of hiking.

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  • ski with big trees at Crystal Mtn.

    Crystal Mountain ski area, recently ranked #12 in North America by Skiing magazine, is a great family ski area with lots of runs, a lovely lodge, an average of 380 inches of snow each year and -- if you're lucky -- spectacular summit views of Mt. Rainier. Experts will have plenty of terrain to practice their skills and beginners will enjoy the...

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  • Ski Washington

    In addition to all the other outdoor activities (hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, fishing, boating, hunting etc.), there is a lot of great skiing and snowboarding in Washington. I have been skiing since I was 4 years old and spent most of my childhood skiing at Bluewood, in the Blue Mountains of Eastern Washington, but most of the skiing...

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