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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...

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 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...

Wild Dreams: Climbing, community and accomplishment on a Mount Erie first...

Looking out at the Cascade Mountains to the east, the Olympics to the west, dense green forest below and blue skies above, Chris Weidner...

R2AK, the motor-free boat race up the Inside Passage, is back...

Story by Oliver Lazenby Jake Beattie wanted to come up with a more rugged boat race that captured the spirit of marine adventure – a...

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...

Achieve grace on a mountain bike with minimal effort

Story and photos by Luca Williams The first time I went mountain biking, I went with buddies from high school on a bike that wasn’t...

Recon Racks: a local fabricator’s quest to build a better bike...

Story by Oliver Lazenby Bike rack anxiety goes like this: you’re bouncing up a dirt road to the trailhead. A rack full of bikes is...

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...