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Winter Maps Are Here!
Winter is finally here, and so too are Outdoor Project's custom Winter Maps!!
We're excited to publish the critical resource that will assist and help guide your next winter adventure, so whether you like to backcountry ski, snowshoe, cross country ski or just go sledding, we have coverage of all your favorite locations. If we don't have coverage of your favorite place, let us know and we'll make sure we go out there and get it!
Featured Adventure: Mount Ann
In the Mount Baker Area of Washington, Outdoor Project Contributor Anthony Kasner takes us mountaineering to the top of Mount Ann. The adventure offers dramatic views of the North Cascades, and it's easily accessible in winter. Backcountry skiing and snowshoeing opportunities also abound in the area. Explore Mount Ann.
Land Use of the US West
An OutdoorProject.org special report, in Our Public Lands, Land Use + Protection of Nature, we investigate the soul of the US west and the history, facts, and environmental protection issues surrounding our public lands and the areas where we love to recreate. View this 8 part series in its entirety:
Part 1: Bureau of Land Management
Part 2: National Forest + Grasslands
Part 3: National Wildlife Refuge System
Part 4: National Parks System
Part 5: National Scenic Areas
Part 6: National Wilderness Preservation System
Part 7: Bureau of Reclamation
Part 8: State/County Parks + Forests
Meet Kat Reese, Contributor of the Month
Kat Reese, February's Contributor of the Month, takes some very inspiring outdoor photographs, especially scenes that capture the stars. I recently had a chance to ask Kat a bunch of questions and got to learn some of her story that accompanies her photos of snow, ice, water, and of course the night sky. Her response to my question on the best part of being outdoors was telling. "It's the peacefulness when it snows. The amazement of watching stars cross the night sky. The sound of a waterfall as your approach. The simple yet perfect patterns in nature. The people you meet who appreciate the same things. Bonfires. Did I mention the stars yet?" Her answer left me with a knowing smile, as this is precisely the feeling captured in Kat's photos and the adventures she has contributed to Outdoor Project.
Outdoor Project Photo of the Month by Benjamin Krause
Royal Basin features the highest concentration of 7,000' peaks in the Olympics, and many of them are skiable. The basin lies tucked in the rain shadow of the Olympic Range, an alpine bowl that produces some of the best spring corn in the Pacific Northwest.