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Why your next doctor appointment might yield a prescription to play outside

By Oliver Lazenby There’s a pill for that. Maybe “that” refers to heart disease, ADHD, depression, obesity or a galaxy of other ailments. But there’s also...

Skagit Land Trust acquires 1,000 acres of key habitat

By Oliver Lazenby Photos courtesy of Skagit Land Trust Earlier this spring the Skagit Land Trust acquired 1,000 acres of land east of Concrete in the...

Potential copper mine threatens Mazama, a dryside recreation destination

By Nick Belcaster Around pitch two of the classic Prime Rib of Goat climb, often touted as one of the longest sport routes in the...

Dream job: Local authors pair beer and hiking trails

By Oliver Lazenby Five years ago, Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood noticed a lack of travel guides that combined their favorite things – hiking trails...

Summer 2016 in the life of a glacier

  Story and photos By Oliver Lazenby Investigate the terminus of the Easton Glacier on the south side of Mt. Baker and you might notice a...

Postcards: The Methow Valley’s healing waters

Story and photo by Nick Belcaster I’d never seen a man drive a car with his left foot until that day. But then again there...

Getting Started With Spring Foraging

By Amy Gibson As winter winds down, green life emerges in the forest once again. You may notice foragers off-trail, filling baskets with robust leaves,...

BelleWood Distilling

Story and photos by Pat Grubb Every school kid growing up knows the story of Johnny Appleseed and how he wandered around Ohio, Pennsylvania and...

Skiing in the path of a proposed pipeline in B.C.

Reflecting on a recovering but endangered landscape while following grizzly tracks up a remote peak By Michelle Tanz My skis glided on the consolidated spring snowpack....

The Eagles Have Landed: Winter eagle watching on local rivers

By Oliver Lazenby From late November to late January, thousands of bald eagles descend on local rivers and streams in search of chum salmon. Eagles...