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New owner, same heritage at the snowboard shop that grew with the Northwest

  Update (January 8, 2018): Jeff Lemen is no longer affiliated with the Mt. Baker Snowboard Shop. Marcella and Bobbie Dobis own the Mt. Baker Snowboard...

Lessons from an Alaskan grizzly attack

By Maya Hunger Fresh salmon carcasses and bear scat lined the shore of an icy stream next to a narrow trail. A group of 22...

The zen of spinning both ways

By Luca Williams To be honest, I don’t get people’s love for spins, grabs and flips. But my kid does and I love my kid...

Postcards: Greetings from the winter sky

  Story and photos by Audra Mercille When Rio and I set out for the North Twin Sister, some would have called us crazy – not...

Mountain time with Adam Roberts, a photo essay

Adam Roberts is a well-traveled outdoorsman and skier who calls the Cascade corridor home. Story and photos by Corey Warren I’ve been friends with Adam Roberts since...

Backcountry Bullfighting: Lessons from a fatal avalanche on Mt. Herman

By John Minier The rain began on Thursday, January 21. Over the next 48 hours, the Mt. Baker Heather Meadows weather station recorded 7 inches...

Book excerpt: My Old Man and the Mountain

  Book excerpt by Leif Whittaker Jim Whittaker, the first American to stand on the world’s highest summit, has said he never encouraged or discouraged his...

How to get started skiing in the backcountry

Story and photos by Jason D. Martin The words skiing and fun are essentially synonymous. The art of skiing is one of the most pleasurable...

Meet the volunteers who keep forest roads driveable

Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby On the first frosty morning of fall, two men in safety vests jumped out of a Honda Ridgeline on a...

Cape Alava Loop hike: A winter escape on the coast

Story and photos By Jason Griffith For the hiker who doesn’t ski, winter in the Pacific Northwest can be trying. The high ridges are blanketed...