Have you ever noticed the mysterious sculpture near the northern trailhead of the Puget Creek Natural Area? If not, don’t feel bad. It’s pretty easy to miss. If you have seen it though, you may not know the whole story attached to it.
Washington State has no shortage of octopus myths. The well known Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus haunts our canopies from coast to mountain top, but it’s Tacoma that is home to the real King of the North.
To be perfectly honest, most of these trails are not going to appeal to most people. Almost all of them are overgrown, hard to navigate, and at least a little bit dangerous. Tacoma has a number of well maintained trails that are perfectly good for an afternoon stroll with the family.
Dick Kresser and Maudie Jordan rent a room in a big, old house on Hilltop, and they are a damn tough couple. Maudie has completed over a dozen ultramarathons, including multiple 100 mile runs around the Pacific Northwest.
Have you ever wondered how long it would take nature to reclaim a neighborhood if everyone just got up and left? It’s hard to say how long an average house would last, but if you wiped the neighborhood off the map and left the ground bare, 67 years is, evidently, more than enough time to blend the land back into the surrounding wilderness.
On any given day when the sun’s out, you’re guaranteed to see at least a handful of sailboats out on...
Few Tacoma residents know that one of the most popular places to walk, run, bike and drive is also the location of world-class whale watching opportunities. Lurking in the waters around Tacoma, occasionally being spotted by those who know where to look, are a handful of whale species and other unique aquatic mammal life swimming in the salty sound.
Tacoma resident Samantha is far from the only person to take to Point Defiance’s trails with a camera in hand, but she may be alone in bringing a bunny—decidedly not of the cottontail variety—along with her.