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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...

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,...

Ode to Randy Hook: Remembering a Mt. Baker legend

  By Maya Hunger On January 1, the Mt. Baker Ski Area quietly greeted the new year. It was a calm and clear morning and the...

A Different Kind of Hardcore: A quest to ride every day...

  By Oliver Lazenby One day in 2013, a soaking wet Albert Arth stood on the shoulder of Highway 542 with his thumb out for three...

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...

Postcards: Greetings from the winter sky

  Story and photos by Audra Mercille When Rio and I set out for the North Twin Sister, some would have called us crazy – not...

The zen of spinning both ways

By Luca Williams To be honest, I don’t get people’s love for spins, grabs and flips. But my kid does and I love my kid...

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...

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...

Cragging Etiquette: Ethics for a sport under a microscope

By Jason Martin In the old days, most people learned to climb from a mentor who showed them the ropes, literally. These mentors would also...