MBE Summer 2016

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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 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”...

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...

A lost boot, broken gear and a locked gate: a self-rescue...

Story by Blake Herrington I tackled my climbing partner and pinned him to a wet rock slab above an ominous moat separating snow from ice. Dan’s...

Welcome Grocery is the newest landmark on 542

Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby When Chuck Patterson decided to open a grocery store, he first needed to do some research. He drove south...

North Cascades Institute celebrates 30 years

By Oliver Lazenby Thirty years ago, two climbing buddies who were worried about the future of a place they loved dreamed up a way to...

A Northwest Touch: Local trail builders on a digging holiday at...

Story and photos by Brad Andrew The mountain bike trail builder is a unique breed. The trail builder leads a life of labor that garners...

Connect with the Galaxy: A case for turning out the lights

Story by Oliver Lazenby In 1994 when the Northridge earthquake knocked out power across Los Angeles, astronomers at Griffith Observatory, just north of Hollywood, fielded...

Summer 2016 Gear Guide

By Pat Grubb Segway-Ninebot One S2 The latest iteration of the Ninebot One electric unicycle, the S2 weighs in at 25 lbs, has a top speed...