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Hiking Guide: A trio of trails in NCNP

Story and photos by Craig Romano The North Cascades National Park complex contains some of the largest roadless tracts remaining in the lower 48. Stunning...

Seven days of alpine adventure through the heart of the North...

Story and photos by Jason Griffith It’s hard to find a place in the lower 48 as wild as the tangled valleys at the head...

Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park

Book excerpt by Lauren Danner North Cascades National Park is unlike any national park that came before it. Its advocates wanted to preserve it as...

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...

A national park of roadless wilderness

“What wilderness we decide to save within the next critical decade or two of decision-making will be all we will ever have. Probably it...

Dream job: Local authors pair beer and hiking trails

By Oliver Lazenby Five years ago, Brandon Fralic and Rachel Wood noticed a lack of travel guides that combined their favorite things – hiking trails...

Build a toolkit for spring foraging

What you need when plants start growing Story and photos by Amy Gibson The darkness is lifting, living nature is rising to meet the sun and...

Winchester Lookout locked for winter after abuse

Volunteer group and Forest Service close Winchester Lookout in winter after increased skier use led to increased damage. Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby For backcountry...

New park finder website helps doctors prescribe nature

By Oliver Lazenby Bellingham family physician Dr. Greg Anderson always tells patients to get more exercise, but he suspects not everyone takes it seriously. “I’d give...