GraysHarborTalk’s Most-Read Stories of July

GraysHarborTalk’s most-read stories of July reflect the wide diversity of our region. From the outdoor opportunities to enjoy where we live to the people who make it a great place to raise a family. Enjoy a first (or second) look at these popular stories from July and don’t miss our Editor’s Pick.

1Paddling the Canals of Ocean Shores

Over 20 miles of navigable waters await those hoping for a paddling adventure on the canals and lakes in Ocean Shores Photo credit: Geoff Taber

Most people think if the wide open beaches of the Pacific Ocean when they think of Ocean Shores. However, a hidden gem of this community is the extensive freshwater canals, perfect for a paddle – canoe, stand-up paddleboard or kayak. Douglas Scott shares how to best enjoy them this summer.

2Andy Cook Leads Team USA Women’s Wrestling 

Grays Harbor College women’s wrestling coach Andy Cook (center) guided Team USA to a second-place finish at the 2017 2017 Pan American Junior Championships in in Lima, Peru. Photo credit: Andy Cook

Locally he coaches the stand-out women’s wrestling team at Grays Harbor College. And this summer, Andy Cook coached Team USA to several medals at the Pan American Championships in Peru. Sports writer Grant Clark talked to Cook about his experience, the athletes and what he brings to GHC for next season.

3Where to Mountain Bike in Grays Harbor County

Terrain of all skill levels can be found for mountain bikers in Grays Harbor, including some gnarly jumps. Photo credit: Dave Howland

Again, Douglas Scott offers adventure in our own backyard. This story was widely read by GraysHarborTalk readers and whether they are seeking the beauty of nature on the spectacular mountain bike trails of our region. We do know that many of you are out there enjoying the beauty of our area this summer using this and our other activity stories.

4Editors Pick: Geocaching around Grays Harbor

This story made me want to grab my kids and try out geocaching with my own children. We’ve never geocached and Douglas Scott’s story shared some great tips for beginners or the most experienced. If August is setting in with the summer doldrums for your family, try geocaching using this article as a guide.

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