All weekend: People eager to start the Christmas season – and get a prime tree for just $5 – can do just that on the Gifford Pinchot National Forest this weekend. Tree cutters must get a $5 permit and follow all rules and safety tips, which are available at www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/passes/christmas-trees/.
All weekend: Sick of leftover turkey and stuffing? Crab season remains open through Jan. 2 in Marine Area 13, which is South Puget Sound south of the Tacoma Narrows Bridges. Crabbers are limited to five male Dungeness crabs that must measure at least 61/4 inches across the shell – and five red rock crab of either sex that measure at least 5 inches across the shell. For more information, call the state Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Shellfish Hotline at 360-796-3215.
All weekend: A walk around Capitol Lake will help burn off some holiday excess – and perhaps ready the stomach for more food. As a bonus, rafts of beautiful migrating ducks are all over the lake – and check out the trees near the state Capitol for bald eagles.