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Winter 2018 Gear Guide

Burton Felix (W) & Photon (M) Step On Bundle Riding just got faster and easier with Burton’s new Step On Snowboard Boot and Binding Bundle....

Fall 2017 Gear Guide

By Pat Grubb Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock House Get off the cold ground in the back country with this integrated hammock, fly, bug shelter and suspender system....

Suspension-Whisperer: Duke Pakdee of Alleycat Bike Shop makes it as a...

Story by Benjamin Whitney Photos by Anne Cleary If you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you may not realize that Bellingham’s mountain...

Parting Shot: Cellist on the Pacific Crest Trail

“I was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass solo. This fellow was on a summer break from school and...

The Trailblazing Packable Tool

Locally made Trail Boss sells worldwide By Oliver Lazenby In February 2017, Bellingham resident Bill Hasenjaeger attended an outdoor expo where he walked into a talk...

How to: Choosing footwear for climbing in the mountains

  By Jason D. Martin The Cascades are a wildly diverse mountain range. We have glaciers and snowfields, we have talus and boulders, we have water...

The endangered telemark skier: the last of the breed pushes on in pursuit...

By Oliver Lazenby During telemark skiing’s last growth spurt in the 1990s, many picked it up to ski the backcountry; telemark bindings were the most...

How to get started skiing in the backcountry

Story and photos by Jason D. Martin The words skiing and fun are essentially synonymous. The art of skiing is one of the most pleasurable...

New owner, same heritage at the snowboard shop that grew with the Northwest

  Update (January 8, 2018): Jeff Lemen is no longer affiliated with the Mt. Baker Snowboard Shop. Marcella and Bobbie Dobis own the Mt. Baker Snowboard...

Winter 2017 gear guide

By Pat Grubb The ultimate "cheap for the deep" deal John at Glacier Ski Shop is offering a great package – 122 mm wide Fischer Big...