When the sun starts swapping places with rainy skies, it sounds like the time to pack your bike and head to the hills to catch some mud. If you’re looking for a few places to hike, run through the forest, or get out into nature, then keep reading: Paradise Valley Conservation Area and Lords Hill Regional Park are just up your alley.
The UW has some very interesting juxtapositions — our rose garden looks out over a active volcano, for example — so it is no wonder that the people who make up the university’s population have the same kind of wonderful yet quirky combinations.
There are many differences between city parks and their more wild cousins, the greater outdoors. One difference is how preparation changes. What you take in your mind and what you take in your pack can save your life out there.
The scientists have observed recordings of meteorological data in ship logs for centuries. Today, climate researchers are hoping to tease out this data to tell us something about the history of the environment.
Within a mile or two of the UW lie many small, grassy parks. Gas Works Park, just down North Pacific Street, is a grassy knoll with a cool historical gasification plant overlooking Lake Union and Seattle.
As the quarter comes to a close, many Dawgs are looking forward to some time off, rest, and relaxation. Outdoor Dawgs look forward to all that too, but they look for it in the wild green yonder that is Washington’s playground.