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UFOiTeam investigates paranormal activity at Mount Baker

Recent UFO sighting reports prompt local group to take a closer look at the Mt. Baker area. By Pat Grubb We are not alone. Perhaps a few...

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...

Separated on the Glacier: Reflecting on a mountain mishap

A few turns off the summit, the author stopped to wait for his partner. The pair never found out what went wrong. By Ben Whitney A knot...

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...

Homemade Powsurfing: Equal parts exhilaration and terror

By Nick Belcaster Stepping on the board for the first time felt uncertain and foreign. With little sidecut, let alone edges, and foam deck padding...

New snowboard shop opens in Glacier

Jeff Lemen opened Mt. Baker Snowboards at 9946 Mt. Baker Highway in Glacier this winter. He’s fully stocked in snowboards, bindings, boots, outerwear and...

Skiing in the path of a proposed pipeline in B.C.

Reflecting on a recovering but endangered landscape while following grizzly tracks up a remote peak By Michelle Tanz My skis glided on the consolidated spring snowpack....

Mountain Trivia: Think you know the Cascades?

Politicians on first ascents, highest peaks, glaciology and an accidental bowel movement By Jason D. Martin Our last installment of mountain trivia was popular so we’re...

Paraty Spirits: Making liquor on half a shoestring

Story and photos by Pat Grubb Sam Hassan mixed his first cocktail when he was a 17-year-old and still living in Brazil. The drink was...