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Backcountry Bullfighting: Lessons from a fatal avalanche on Mt. Herman

By John Minier The rain began on Thursday, January 21. Over the next 48 hours, the Mt. Baker Heather Meadows weather station recorded 7 inches...

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...

Book reviews, summer 2012

Check out these fantastic books on kayaking, cycling and organic farming.

Self help for snowboarders: how to avoid knee and back pain

By Luca Williams Snowboarding through powder snow has to be one of the world’s most fun activities. There is nothing like getting a shot of...

Enliven your kayak photography

ENLIVEN YOUR KAYAK PHOTOGRAPHY Story and photos by Neil Schulman Learn helpful tips from a professional photographer. The days are long. The weather’s warm. Paddling beckons:...

Use your head

Concussion awareness By Amanda Nayfield You’re riding a technical mountain bike trail with your friend when she takes a hard fall. She was wearing a helmet,...

On edge

Maintaining your snow sliding tools can add years to their lives and, as we all know, the equipment is expensive. Basic maintenance at home can be rewarding and save you money, but you’ll want to leave the big repairs and edging to the professionals...

Fall Foraging: Store up for winter

By Amy Gibson As autumn approaches, plants begin to ready themselves for winter. For plants, the change in temperature causes sugars to migrate and convert...

Lessons from an Alaskan grizzly attack

By Maya Hunger Fresh salmon carcasses and bear scat lined the shore of an icy stream next to a narrow trail. A group of 22...

Clean, Drain, Dry: A Bellingham program tackles underwater invasives

Story and photos by Ben Whitney Not exactly the poster children for environmental crisis, zebra and quagga mussels and other invasive freshwater species have...