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How to bring ultra light thru hiking ideas to shorter trips

Story and photos by Nick Belcaster I first hiked the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island in 2014, and it’s safe to say I packed just...

Mountain Technology: A guide’s take on what to use

By Jason D. Martin Historically, in order to escape from daily life and technology, one could go to the mountains. Now, with technology all around...

Spring 2018 gear guide

By Pat Grubb 2018 Trek Marlin 5 The 5 is one of Skagit Cycle’s best selling hard tails. Great range of sizes and features RST Gila...

Snowmobile club installing beacon checkers at local trailheads

By Oliver Lazenby Have you ever gone to turn off your avalanche beacon after a day in the backcountry and found out you never turned...

Summits on the Air: Dispatches from a society of mountaintop radio...

By Nick Belcaster The first time I spoke to Tim Nair his voice came in over my handheld radio, hailing me through the static. “Summit...

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...