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The Long Weekend

Come fall, fat chum salmon can be spotted from


the leafy Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail (left).

fertilizing their eggs, their bodies are rich


with food from the ocean-fine nourish-
ment for eagles, bears, and gulls.
The Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail of-
fers a rare opportunity to witness this
spectacle. Operated by the South Puget
Sound Salmon Enhancement Group, the
secluded trail is open weekends in No-
vember. Guides and interpretive signage
. • USA/NORTHWEST tell the salmon story, and observation
platforms enhance viewing. Nearby, the
Fall Salmon Spectacular Kennedy Creek Natural Area Preserve
showcases Puget Sound estuary habitat,
very autumn in Washington come home to spawn. Born in those very with shorebirds, waterfowl, and migrat-

E State streams flowing into


Puget Sound host the climax
of one of nature's greatest
migrations: Thousands of chum salmon
streams a few years before, the salmon
migrate to the Pacific Ocean to mature,
then return to start the next generation.
Although they die after depositing and
ing salmon. The Squaxin Island Tribe
shares its story at the Museum Library
and Research Center. Exhibits of bas-
kets and other artifacts tell of the tribe's
long relationship with Puget Sound. A
25-minute drive south, in Olympia, check
O NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC into the Lighthouse Bungalow, snug on

TRAVELER the shore of Puget Sound and a stone's


throw from downtown. Kayaks and bi-
cycles are available. Ramblin Jacks of-
Statement of ownership, management, and eight times annual circulation of fers savory meals cooked from scratch
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER
OWNER: National Geographic Society
in a wood-fired oven and barbecue
GILBERT M. GROSVENOR, Chairman of the Board smoker. Next morning, walk the shore
JOHN M. FAHEY, President and CEO to the Olympia Farmers Market for sea-
KEiTH BELLOWS, Editor
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Average no. copies each issue Single issue nearest
during preceding.12 mos. to filing date locations is a great way to end a Novem-
A. TOTAL NUMBERS OF COPIES Sep 2008 - Jul 2009 July 2009 ber stay on a warm note.
(Net Press Run) 834,133 811,070 -SHELLEY KIRK-RUDEEN ~
B. PAID CIRCULATION
566,122
~
1. Outside-County Mail Subscriptions 602,168 ~

2. In-County Mail Subscriptions


LOGISTICS: Kennedy Creek Salmon Trail, c

3. Paid Distribution Outside the Mails 72,100 68,915 www.spsseg.org. Kennedy Creek Natural Area
4. Paid Distribution by Other Classes Through USPS Preserve, www.dnr.wa.gov/AboutDNR/
C. TOTAL PAID CIRCULATION 674,268 635,037
~anagedLands/Pages/arnp_na_Kennedy
D. FREE DISTRIBUTION BY MAIL
(includes samples, no news agents)
.aspx. Squaxin Island Tribe Museum, www.
1. Outside-County 40,321 87,286 squaxinislandrnuseurn.org. Lighthouse Bunga-
2. In-County low, from $175, www./ighthousebungalow
3. Other Classes Mailed Through USPS
.com. Ramblin Jacks, www.rarnb/injacks.com.
4. Free or Nominal Rate Disribution Outside the USPS 24,268 31,414
E. TOTAL FREE OR NOMINAL RATE DISTRIBUTION 64,589 118,700
Olympia Farmers Market, www.olyrnpiafarrn
F. TOTAL DISTRIBUTION (Sum of C and E) 738,857 753,737 ersrnarket.com. Batdorf & Bronson Coffee,
G. COPIES NOT'oISTRIBUTED 95,276 57,333 www.dancinggoats.com.
H. TOTAL (Sum of Fand G) 834,133 811,070
I. PERCENT PAID 91% 84%
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