ON THE COVER
SUMMER ISSUE 2013 Tom Murphy and Brandis Graves hike in the
Stimpson Nature Reserve.
Photo: Grant Gunderson grantgunderson.com
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From Bali to Baker Ascending the local volcano is within your reach.
There are a few organizations and guide companies that offer Mt. Baker climbs. One of the best and most well-known is the American Alpine Institute (AAI). Among other trips, it has Mt. Baker Skills and Climb courses that are offered from May to September.
There will be mud Mud runs are good, not-so-clean fun for the whole family.
Mud races – or mud runs – are a form of adventure race. They tend to be 5K endeavors on rural obstacle courses. Racers usually have to climb over challenges like cargo nets or slick walls shaped like a half-pipe, slide under logs or squirm through pipes. In all of these events, there is one universal truth: There will be mud.
A race for the kids The Bellingham Traverse celebrates the salmon life-cycle.
Celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon and the natural and urban challenges of their journey is an annual event for hundreds of people who come together to race in the Bellingham Traverse and raise money for local charities.
What's in your first aid kit? Choose the items that suit your trip.
As the American Alpine Institute’s manager of equipment services and a professional guide with over a decade of experience, Richard Riquelme has seen his share of wilderness emergencies.
Bowron Lakes Take in the sights and sounds while canoeing the iconic circuit.
After eight days on the Bowron Lakes circuit in British Columbia, the great northern loon’s bone-chilling haunting wail will forever bring my thoughts back to the ten lakes, five rivers and 116 kilometers of dipping paddles, gurgling canoe bow waves and magical wilderness views we encountered on the iconic Bowron Lakes canoe circuit.
Going deep The Salish Sea offers world-class diving.
If you tire of the backcountry and your legs feel a little heavy after carrying the weight of your gear all winter, you might want to consider the ocean for your next adventure.
Hiking the Hidden Lakes Peaks Explore an alpine wonderland.
It may sound strange, but if you hike often enough you can become desensitized to many of the great views you come across.
Paddling the Skagit From Marblemount to the delta, the Skagit River offers
serenity and surprises.
The Skagit River starts 23 miles north of the U.S. border in Manning Provincial Park in B.C. and flows south for 150 miles before emptying into Puget Sound near Mount Vernon.
Fishing Baker Lake Improvements have turned this lake into a salmon fisher’s haven.
For most folks, weekend mornings mean sleeping late and enjoying a leisurely cup of coffee on a sunlit porch but for a handful of hardcore fishers, the perfect way to start a day is rising in the pre-dawn light and loading up a boat to head out onto Baker Lake after sockeye salmon. Baker Lake has recently become one of the region’s p