Outdoors

Outdoors

Under Armour’s ‘true’ wireless headphones feature long battery life

For many athletes, a pair of wireless headphones is as essential a part of the workout as a water bottle or running shoes. Listing to music or podcasts enhance the experience – whether you're in the gym or out on the trails. But many wireless Bluetooth headphones do indeed have a wire, connecting one earbud to the other. If you want to truly feel free when exercising, it's time to cut the cord completely, and the Under Armour True Wireless Flash can help you do it.

Outdoors

Megan Burbank: Learn to cross-country ski in Washington’s Methow Valley

If you have even a passing interest in cross-country skiing and you live in the Northwest, chances are the Methow Valley's on your radar. With three distinctly pleasant Hans Brinker-meets-"Twin Peaks" towns (Mazama, Winthrop and Twisp) in the North Cascades foothills, and a vast network of ski trails, it's a paradise for getting your kick 'n' glide on, and a longtime favorite among people like my skiing-obsessed parents, who taught me to ski before I could walk. (Your mileage may vary with this!) But while hardcore cross-country skiers adore the Methow Valley – it's home to some actual Olympians – it's also a welcoming and rewarding place for novice cross-country skiers to take their first wobbly steps.

Watch crews digging a tunnel for a Beaufort recreational trail

A tunnel is being built for the Spanish Moss Trail at the entrance of a new hotel being built in Beaufort. Watch the progress of construction on April 26, 2018.