According to Hemingway, “There are only three sports: bullfighting, motor racing, and mountaineering; all the rest are merely games.” I just learned that last one. Here’s how you can too. »
I’m a hunter. Not because I hate animals or nature, but because I love them. Two weeks ago, I flew to Washington to shoot a bear with a bow, that was a couple weeks after the whole #CecilTheLion business. And hunting was different, but maybe not for the reasons you’re thinking.
At less than 500 grams, these new Salomon S-LAB X ALP CARBON GTXs are the lightest mountaineering boots ever. That means they’re uninsulated, lack ankle support and aren’t compatible with traditional crampons. Can you still climb a mountain in them? We summited Rainier to find out.
The weather might not always be bike-friendly but that doesn’t stop enthusiastic residents from riding in it. The League of American Bicyclists released its annual scorecard for the most bike-friendly states today and for the eighth year in a row, Washington leads the list. »
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Driving while stoned isn't just stupid, it's also against the law. And in the four states where marijuana has been legalized for recreational use, there's a growing concern that loaded drivers running to 7-11 for another pint of Americone Dream is becoming an issue. Enter the weed-detecting breathalyzer.
A toxic and deadly week in landscape reads. We learn how, remarkably, tourist poop is flown by helicopter out of national parks, how Silicon Valley exports toxic waste all over the country, how poison lurks in our old televisions, and how the land can just fall away in the form of Washington's deadly mudslide. »
I don't know if it's the The Verve's Bitter Sweet Symphony or the slow twisting motion of the quadcopter's descent, but I really love this first scene from Viktor Mirzoyan's aerial video over a beige Washington D.C. »
Who says you need a big house with an expansive yard to achieve the American Dream these days? One Washington State resident has found her perfect home in the 140 square feet of living space she's built herself. »
You'd be forgiven for thinking that this was a beatuifully textured piece of modern art—but you'd be wrong. It is in fact a view of the rolling hills of farmland in the northwest United States, pictured by the Korea Aerospace Research Institute's Kompsat-2 satellite. »
Irrigation canals are the blood vessels of agriculture, delivering water throughout America's farmland. Pretty soon, they may well deliver a bit of electricity too, thanks to the Hydrovolt micro-generator. »
"I'm sorry, but I never make mistakes like that," says the robot, informing you that you've lost the game and won't get the prize. How would you react if you knew the robot was actually wrong? »
Rebekah Speight of Dakota City found this McDonald's Chicken McNugget three years ago. She thought it looked like President George Washington and she put it in the freezer—as you do in these cases. Now, she's trying to sell it to get 50 kids to summer camp. »
America's gotten significantly heavier over the past twenty years and we should have seen this coming. First Kevin Smith gets booted off that flight, then that guy sues White Castle for not having plus-sized booths. Now, one of the nation's largest ferry systems is obligated to carry fewer people on each trip. »
If you're wondering about the cost of this medical evacuation, think high. And then probably think a bit higher. Flying 4,600 miles from Washington State to Antarctica, the C-17 cargo plane dodged ash-clouds and strapped on night-vision goggles to pick up the poorly contractor and drop him off at a hospital in New… »