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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...

New trail running festival aspires to build community

Festival 542, coming to the end of the highway this fall, will allow runners to make connections and run from a mountain base camp. By...

Snowshoes and Brews: Destinations for winter trails and beer

By Brandon Fralic When the lowlands succumb to sogginess and the highlands are buried in snow, there’s one thing that gets me through Northwest winters:...

460 sleepless miles of trekking, mountain biking and paddling at the...

By Spencer Paxson Imagine standing on the outskirts of town. You are contemplating a journey equivalent to 17 back-to-back marathons or more if you get...

Find Your Class: Avalanche education splits into professional and recreational tracks

By John Minier For years, backcountry skiers and snowboarders with some avalanche training and a desire to learn more about the subject had a lack...

The Eagles Have Landed: Winter eagle watching on local rivers

By Oliver Lazenby From late November to late January, thousands of bald eagles descend on local rivers and streams in search of chum salmon. Eagles...

Fall hikes to golden larch groves

By Jason Griffith The long days of sweating up trails and swatting flies are mostly behind us. Fortunately, the cool, crisp days of fall are...

Postcards: The Methow Valley’s healing waters

Story and photo by Nick Belcaster I’d never seen a man drive a car with his left foot until that day. But then again there...