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20 Years Later: Accident survivor thanks late ski patroller Randy Hook

  By Oliver Lazenby Longtime Mt. Baker Ski Area patroller Randy Hook undoubtedly altered many lives before he died of a heart attack on the slopes...

Getting Started With Spring Foraging

By Amy Gibson As winter winds down, green life emerges in the forest once again. You may notice foragers off-trail, filling baskets with robust leaves,...

Mountain Trivia

How well do you know the North Cascades? By Jason D. Martin The Pacific Northwest loves trivia. There’s no question about it. In cities throughout the...

Postcard: Greetings from Walla Walla

By Brandon Fralic We are bumping along Jasper Mountain Road in the Blue Mountains east of Walla Walla when our guide, Mike, slows the vehicle...

Vitamin N (nature): A small dose provides substantial stress relief

  By Mandy LeBlanc A midweek hike through Discovery Park in Seattle recently brought a surprising amount of tranquility to my life – after a short sunset...

There and Back: Running across the Grand Canyon twice in a...

  Story and photos By Amelia Bethke 6 a.m., November 18 South Kaibab Trailhead, 7,260 feet From the dark, a frigid wind clawed at my legs, my spandex...

Chill Out in Chilliwack – A weekend guide

  Story and photos By Brandon Fralic Not every outdoor adventure needs to be hardcore. This spring, between backcountry skiing in winter and summer’s high alpine...

Gold at the end of the Rainbow

Could mining mean road maintenance at a Highway 542 destination By Nick Belcaster Sitting in an 81-year-old fire lookout tower in the North Cascades, you could...

How to: Choosing footwear for climbing in the mountains

  By Jason D. Martin The Cascades are a wildly diverse mountain range. We have glaciers and snowfields, we have talus and boulders, we have water...