Outdoors

Outdoors Long range forecast maps: Short term gain, long term pain Long range forecast maps: Short term gain, long term pain
It's the third week in February, and that means it's time for NOAA's monthly long range forecast update. But while skiers and snow lovers have probably trained themselves by now to just skip reading this type of entry in my blog, I bring tidings of GOOD NEWS!

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Outdoors Forest Service closes off-road routes in Oregon Dunes Forest Service closes off-road routes in Oregon Dunes
The U.S. Forest Service has closed most routes that off-road users have created through vegetated areas of the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area but has allowed some informal routes and designated some restricted areas for open riding.
Outdoors Photos: The 2015 Northwest Flower and Garden Show Photos: The 2015 Northwest Flower and Garden Show (Photo Gallery)
The Northwest Flower and Garden show is one of the largest shows of it’s type and is held in the Washington State Convention Center. The show show features Show Gardens, Floral Competitions, a marketplace with over 300 vendors from the plant market to garden decorations and more.