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Well-Earned Beers: What is it about beer and outdoors culture?

  By Aubrey Laurence For many outdoor enthusiasts, it’s almost assumed that after a day of adventure, beers will be shared at a local brewpub. Look...

Car-free Ski to Sea with the Wetboyz

Story by Oliver Lazenby Photos by Steven Gadingan Monday, May 23, 2016 It’s 50 minutes into a planning meeting for car-free Ski to Sea and team Wetboyz...

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...

Experiencing Canada’s Mount Baker on the Wapta Traverse

Story and photos By Jason Griffith When we reached our destination we’d been on the go since before first light, trying to beat the forecasted...

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...

Neck stretches, an antidote to the asymmetry of snowboarding

  By Luca Williams Do you remember your first days learning to snowboard? I started with farm boots and my boyfriend’s 161-centimeter snowboard (did I mention...

Koma Kulshan car camping guide

Story and photos By Patrick Beggan For an easy night under the stars, it’s hard to beat car camping. Though Whatcom County doesn’t have a...

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...

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,...