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Herbal and healing tea from foraged plants

By Amy Gibson For many, summer is a time to relax, slow down, and enjoy the warm season of our lives. One way I’ve found...

Vitamin N (nature): A small dose provides substantial stress relief

  By Mandy LeBlanc A midweek hike through Discovery Park in Seattle recently brought a surprising amount of tranquility to my life – after a short sunset...

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...

Chill Out in Chilliwack – A weekend guide

  Story and photos By Brandon Fralic Not every outdoor adventure needs to be hardcore. This spring, between backcountry skiing in winter and summer’s high alpine...

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...