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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...

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...

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...

Ski to Sea competitors can now race multiple legs

A change to the historic race allows competitors to race in three legs. Teams can have between three and eight members. By Oliver Lazenby What’s the...

Surfing the Canvas: A Q&A with Todd Fischer

Todd Fischer calls himself a surf artist. Inspired by the three-dimensional and dynamic nature of waves, his paintings often depict surf in a colorful and...

Easy, scenic bike routes with no traffic

By Oliver Lazenby It’s easy to find a scenic bicycle ride in our region. Finding one away from traffic is a little harder, but there...

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...

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....

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...

Spring 2018 gear guide

By Pat Grubb 2018 Trek Marlin 5 The 5 is one of Skagit Cycle’s best selling hard tails. Great range of sizes and features RST Gila...