Outdoors

The Cascadian Dream

Can a Pacific Northwest utopia be shaped on the shared belief that nature is sacred? This latest installment in a series on regional identity looks at the patron saint of the environmental movement, John Muir, and how his thinking informs the desire for a new, greener, and elusive entity some call Cascadia.

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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Search party for missing Mount Rainier hiker scaled back

Search party for missing Mount Rainier hiker scaled back to six people .

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Photos: The supermoon seen round the world

The moon last night was huge! Photos of the the supermoon from around the world.

KOMO NEWS

Tim Egan: Let the kids eat dirt

"Somehow, we’ve arrived at a moment when a kid playing by himself, Internet-free and helicopter-parentless, is a surprising thing."

NEW YORK TIMES

Fire threatens Entiat homes

Residents of about 200 homes have been advised to evacuate, due to a wildfire that spread nearly 8 square miles yesterday, threatening homes in the Mills Canyon area about four miles west of Entiat in Chelan County. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Search for hiking writer leads to discovery of body on Mount Rainier

No identification has been made but Karen Sykes went missing in an area where searchers found a woman's body on Saturday.

SEATTLE TIMES

Crews search for missing Rainier hiker in snowy conditions

Search and rescue teams continue to search for missing Rainier hiker among snowy conditions.

KPLU-FM
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