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Summit Scrambles

Scrambles require hands-and-feet climbing but not the ropes and technical know-how of rock climbing. Here are a few exciting routes in the North Cascades.

Eight thousand acres of potential

Eight-thousand acres of potential The seventh-largest locally-managed park in the country just came into being in Bellingham's backyard. By Ian Ferguson Photos courtesy of Cascade Mountain Runners The...

Six spring summit hikes

Six spring summit hikes Story and photos by Aubrey Laurence For peak-seeking hikers who have exhausted their lowland winter hikes and are itching for something bigger...

Wilderness Cooking

Wilderness Cooking By Kosette Isakson Photo by Jason Hummel When I consider what has the biggest impact on travelers in the wilderness, it’s easy to think of...

6 carless trips

Want to get away? The world beyond downtown is full of opportunities for adventure and relaxation, and you don’t even need a car to get there.

Hiking the Hidden Lake Peaks

Hiking the Hidden Lake Peaks, by Aubrey Laurence. It may sound strange, but if you hike often enough you can become desensitized to many of the great views you come across. Sure, you still appreciate them to a point, but overexposure has a cruel way of dulling your senses...

From Bali to Baker

From Bali to Baker, by Pat Grubb. Two years ago, I had the good fortune to spend nearly a month in Bali. The Balinese are a deeply spiritual people whose religion is a syncretism of Hinduism, Buddhism and Animism. They believe the sea is the source of many evil spirits and...

Hiking the Hidden Lake Peaks

Hiking the Hidden Lake Peaks Story and photos by Aubrey Laurence Explore an alpine wonderland. It may sound strange, but if you hike often enough you...

Feet First

 Feet First Snow-free winter hikes Story and photos by Aubrey Laurence Many day hikers are leery of snow-covered trails, and come winter they put their passion into...

Code Blue – When things go wrong on the mountain

Mountains beg to be climbed. Their tall, unwavering peaks inspire dreams of conquering towering heights and call with siren-like attraction, daring men and women to risk...