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Parting Shot: Cellist on the Pacific Crest Trail

“I was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass solo. This fellow was on a summer break from school and...

Happy, Healthy Far-Out trails on BC’s Sunshine Coast hut system

Story and photos By Brandon Fralic Jesse shifts the Yukon into park and says, “Hold on, I think this might be the Hill of Death.”...

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...

Skagit Land Trust acquires 1,000 acres of key habitat

By Oliver Lazenby Photos courtesy of Skagit Land Trust Earlier this spring the Skagit Land Trust acquired 1,000 acres of land east of Concrete in the...

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...

The Trailblazing Packable Tool

Locally made Trail Boss sells worldwide By Oliver Lazenby In February 2017, Bellingham resident Bill Hasenjaeger attended an outdoor expo where he walked into a talk...

Postcard: Greetings from Walla Walla

By Brandon Fralic We are bumping along Jasper Mountain Road in the Blue Mountains east of Walla Walla when our guide, Mike, slows the vehicle...

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...

Koma Kulshan car camping guide

Story and photos By Patrick Beggan For an easy night under the stars, it’s hard to beat car camping. Though Whatcom County doesn’t have a...

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...