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A guide to the shortest hikes to Mount Baker’s glaciers

Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby Nisqually Road in Mt. Rainier National Park was touted as “the first road in America to reach a glacier”...

How to stay alive when lightning strikes

Story by Aubrey Laurence Just as my wife and I gained the summit of Mount Elbert, Colorado’s highest peak, I pulled back my hood and...

A day of salmon, beer and Blanchard Mountain love

Story by Andy Basabe “D’ya remember when…?” That’s the silly question that delineates generational differences in communities. “D’ya remember when Mt. Baker Ski Area built jumps...

3 Snow-free Spring Hikes

By Oliver Lazenby Unlike last year, it’s actually snowing in the North Cascades this winter. That’s good news for skiers and snowboarders but bad for...

The one Fitbit

By Steve Guntli In the 1970s, Stephen King published a book (under the pseudonym of Richard Bachman) called “The Long Walk.” The story involves a...

In their words: The Nepal Earthquake

Two local women tell their story of living through one of Nepal’s greatest tragedies Jeannie DeBari and Doreen Richmond were nearing the end of the...

Shnooker Trek

Climbing Iceland's highest peak By Aubrey Laurence At 3 a.m., I peeled back the room-darkening shades to reveal the objective of our day: Hvannadalshnúkur (pronounced kvah-nuh-doll-shnooker,...

3 Fall Hikes

Foliage trails on Highway 542 By Oliver Lazenby Fall might be the best season for hiking in the mountains. Snow is long gone, mosquitos are dead...