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    Hike of the week: Paul Peak Trail to Mowich River

    Hike description: The Paul Peak Trail is scorned by some as a "reverse hike." That is, the trail goes down on the way in and up on the way out. For those with a summit orientation, this makes no sense. But if your goal is to find a nice destination, whether up or down, this is a great trail. The...

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    Weekend getaway: Anniversary Volksmarch

    What: The Daffodil Valley Volks-sport Association celebrates its 25th anniversary with 5K and 10K walks in Puyallup.

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    Hike of the week: Cedar River Trail

    Description: The trail follows the river from where it enters Lake Washington in Renton upriver to the community of Landsburg at the boundary of the city of Seattle's Cedar River Watershed. The total length of the trail is 17.3 miles, with the western 12.3 miles paved and ADA accessible. Hikers, ...

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    Weekend getaway: Crystal Mountain Schlittentag

    What: Crystal Mountain's annual dummy downhill is no more. This year, the dummies will be replaced with you. In a dummy downhill, competitors make an unmanned contraption to sled down the hill. This year, Red Bull is sponsoring the Schlittentag (German for sledding day), a similar competition with...

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    Hike of the week: Fragrance Lake Loop

    Hike description: Fragrance Lake is one of the many treasures in the Chuckanut Mountain Recreation Area, an area on the outskirts of Bellingham managed jointly by the city Bellingham, Whatcom County and state parks departments, and state Fish and Wildlife Department.

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    Weekend Getaway: Lynch Creek 5k

    What: The Lynch Creek 5K is not your typical 3.1-mile run. It isn't held on city streets but rather on a semi-secluded road near Eatonville. The course is mostly flat with views of Lynch Creek as you run through the woods and pasture land.

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    Hike of the week: Big Creek Falls

    Hike description: The hike to Big Creek Falls is a notable early and late season hike. If you hike it early, you will want to return in the fall when the autumn colors are out and the waterfalls are lively. The elevation gain is modest, making this an excellent beginner or family hike.

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    Weekend Getaway: Dosewallips State Park

    What: Dosewallips State Park on the Hood Canal has 5,400 feet of freshwater shoreline and 5,500 feet of saltwater shoreline. The park offers camping all year, along with five miles of hiking trails and picnic facilities. It's also a popular spot for divers.

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    Weekend Getaway: Foothills Dash

    What: This fun run on the Foothills Trail starts and finishes at Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary School in Orting. There are 5- and 10-kilometer races. There also will be a free one-mile run for ages 12 and younger. The trail is paved, wide and mostly flat.

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    Hike of the week: Deception Pass Headlands Trail

    Hike description: The Headlands Trail will give you a taste of all that Deception Pass State Park has to offer. Deception Pass is a lowland hiking paradise with natural and man-made marvels. The state park is known for spectacular views from its rugged cliffs overlooking the turbulent water of Puget...

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