Olympic National Park is one of the most amazing places to explore in the United States. Encompassing a large portion of the Olympic Peninsula, there are opportunities to visit three different ecosystems within the park: sub alpine forest where the Olympic mountains were sculpted by glaciers and streams into their current profile, temperate rain forest, and the rugged Pacific coastline. The main access point is Highway 101, which surrounds three sides of… Read More

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I brought a little science with me on my last backcountry canoe trip. After a long day of paddling and portaging, I pulled out a tiny bag of metal salts that I had been packing. The goal: to use the salts to create a dazzling light show over the campfire. The colored flames are generated by burning a small amount of a variety of metal salts in the fire. Different metals burn… Read More


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