Outdoors

Outdoors Photos: Blanket of fog makes for dramatic beauty around Seattle Photos: Blanket of fog makes for dramatic beauty around Seattle (Photo Gallery) (Video)
Seattle has been showing off with its best Blue Friday performance of the season.

Looks like Mother Nature wanted to show off a bit as well.

A thin fog -- only a few hundred feet high, if that, settled in over Downtown Seattle Friday evening, making for some dramatic scenes around the Emerald City.
Outdoors Cruise ship rescues pilot from ocean off Hawaii Cruise ship rescues pilot from ocean off Hawaii (Photo Gallery)
Holland America Line's cruise ship ms Veendam answered a request for assistance from the United States Coast Guard to rescue the pilot, who had ditched his single-engine Cirrus SR-22 after he experienced a mechanical issue with the fuel system.
Outdoors RAW VIDEO: Pilot ditches plane in ocean RAW VIDEO: Pilot ditches plane in ocean (Video)
Unable to solve a fuel problem, a pilot deployed his aircraft's parachute, landed in the ocean off Maui and floated in a small raft until the crew of a cruise ship came to his rescue Sunday.
Outdoors Blizzard conditions in parts of Northeast: 'We expected a lot more' Blizzard conditions in parts of Northeast: 'We expected a lot more' (Photo Gallery)
A storm packing blizzard conditions spun up the East Coast early Tuesday, pounding coastal eastern Long Island into Maine with high winds and heavy snow, but it failed to live up to the hype in big cities like Philadelphia and New York, which canceled its travel ban amid better-than-expected weather conditions.
Outdoors Winter is a special time to visit Oregon's Proxy Falls Winter is a special time to visit Oregon's Proxy Falls (Photo Gallery)
Take a hike on Proxy Falls Trail during summer or autumn, and there's a good chance you'll have company. Come back in winter, though, when the highway is closed to vehicles and the preferred mode of transportation is skis or snowshoes, and it's a far different experience.
Outdoors Idaho girl, 12, sets new yellow perch world record Idaho girl, 12, sets new yellow perch world record
A the story about an Idaho angler who caught a whopper of a rainbow trout -- 28 pounds in fact - went national on sites including Yahoo! and CNN.

Now a 12-year-old Eagle girl has just set the world record for largest yellow perch caught while ice fishing.
Outdoors State seeks zoo to rehab scrawny orphan bear State seeks zoo to rehab scrawny orphan bear
State veterinarians say they've put out a call across the continent for an accredited zoo that can rehabilitate a scrawny but otherwise healthy bear that fell from a tree in Southern Oregon earlier this month.