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Seabury Blair Jr.

Title: Freelance outdoors reporter and columnist
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About Seabury Blair Jr.

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Seabury Blair, Jr., is a former Sun reporter. He writes the weekly Mr. Outdoors column and other stories on outdoor activity as a freelance writer.

Position History

  • Freelance outdoors reporter and columnist
    01/11/2005 - current

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Recent Work

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  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Hurricane Ridge has something for all Published 11/25/2013 at 7:02 p.m.

    Seems like every time I try to write something about my favorite season, it’s always the one we’re about to experience. So my favorite season today is winter.

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | From the duh file, birds don't like traffic Published 11/18/2013 at 8 p.m.

    It’s not exactly another “Bridge to Nowhere” scandal, but spending $267,000 for a scientific study that indicates birds in the wilderness don’t like traffic noise seems a bit excessive to me. Yet that is what the National Park Service paid ...

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | 'Llama Llady' Niemenn, ONP guide, dies Published 11/11/2013 at 7:42 p.m.

    Olympic National Park, Olympic National Forest and Olympic hikers have lost a true friend. Kit Niemann, the “Llama Llady” died last week at her Olalla Home. I first met Kit in 1992, when I interviewed her and gave her the ...

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Readers sound off on camping fees Published 11/04/2013 at 10:04 p.m. 3 Comments

    It seems I struck a chord last week when I ranted on about the cost of camping in our state parks. And I learned that I have at least six readers. I know that last is true, because three of ...

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Camping costs just too high Published 10/28/2013 at 5:38 p.m. 1 Comment

    I’ve enjoyed camping at Washington State Parks for more than four decades, and hope I’ll be able to visit these outdoor treasures for at least a couple more.

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Mountaineers have long blazed a trail Published 10/21/2013 at 8:03 p.m.

    Given the relatively low population in our neck of the woods — as contrasted to the crowds across Puget Sound or to the south — I’m continually encouraged to find such a large community here devoted to the great outdoors. ...

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Howling at moon with hiking boots on Published 10/14/2013 at 9:12 p.m.

    Here’s a suggestion for something completely different: a full moon hike. I hope you have more success than I did the last time I tried a hike during the full moon. In the likelihood that you don’t pay attention to ...

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | An old 'friend' checks out closed ONP Published 10/07/2013 at 9:32 p.m.

    I ran into an old acquaintance the other day while riding the Great Emasculator. Manfred Rancid was waddling up the trail and there wasn’t time to avoid him.

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Haiku tributes for a favorite mushroom Published 09/30/2013 at 8:53 p.m.

    It turns out a whole bunch of poets love chanterelles. More than a dozen Kitsap and Mason residents emailed me their haiku tributes to that tasty golden fungus that pops up in our local forests around this time of year.

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | With autumn comes chanterelles Published 09/23/2013 at 7:52 p.m. 1 Comment

    So, the rains of autumn have finally begun, and I can think of only one positive thing to say about this harbinger of Seasonal Affective Disorder: chanterelles.

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Newberry Hill Heritage Park worth a visit Published 08/19/2013 at 5:57 p.m.

    Last week, I made the serious mistake of trying to keep up with the Gnarly Dude around the splendid trails of the Newberry Hill Heritage Park.

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Discover fun at Water Trail Festival
    Published 05/20/2013 at 5:40 p.m.

    The Olympic Outdoor Center is sponsoring the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail Festival on June 1 at Silverdale Waterfront Park.

  • Tips for dusting off and preparing for spring cycling Published 03/30/2013 at 8:08 p.m.

    Warm weather is near and it's time to bring out the bicycle and put it to use.

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | There's profit in leaving wilderness alone Published 03/11/2013 at 6:16 p.m.

    You can’t live around our neck of the woods very long before you hear somebody complain about the vast natural resources that are locked up in our national parks and forests.

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Privatization of parks a bad plan Published 03/04/2013 at 7:04 p.m.

    Bob Hampton of Westbay Center has granted city of Port Orchard easement access for trail

  • Methow Valley provides perfect snow escape Published 01/27/2013 at midnight

    With more than 120 miles of trails for winter sport entuhsiasts, this Eastern Washington valley is an ideal getaway for families.

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR.: Reunion includes hike at Rattlesnake Mountain Published 07/02/2012 at 9:17 p.m.

    Mr. Outdoors shares time with Marr family at reunion

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | History Channel gets reality wrong Published 06/18/2012 at 7:24 p.m.

    "Mountain Men" show doesn't live up to billing

  • SEABURY BLAIR JR. | Campers, leave your boomboxes home Published 05/14/2012 at 6:48 p.m.

    If you've got a reservation, enjoy the your Memorial Day camping weekend.

  • Reel possibilities for anglers on Opening Day Published 04/23/2012 at 5:20 p.m.

    Anglers won't be short of prime fishing holes for Opening Day