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Find Your Class: Avalanche education splits into professional and recreational tracks

By John Minier For years, backcountry skiers and snowboarders with some avalanche training and a desire to learn more about the subject had a lack...

The Snow Globe Effect

Story and photo by Beau Gaughran The Pacific Northwest is a land of magic. As a budding photographer who is somewhat new to the area,...

Snowmobile club installing beacon checkers at local trailheads

By Oliver Lazenby Have you ever gone to turn off your avalanche beacon after a day in the backcountry and found out you never turned...

Meet the new director of Cascade Cross, Bellingham’s cyclocross series

By Benjamin Whitney Bellingham is home to what may be the Pacific Northwest’s rowdiest cyclocross race series. Cyclocross races typically include dirt, grass and pavement,...

Postcards: Climbing in the could kingdom of Catalonia

Story and photos by Andy Basabe Last year I ducked away from America for a job teaching English in central Spain. I went for a...

The Eagles Have Landed: Winter eagle watching on local rivers

By Oliver Lazenby From late November to late January, thousands of bald eagles descend on local rivers and streams in search of chum salmon. Eagles...

What Would Fred Beckey Do: Inspiration from the late legend

By Mallorie Estenson “I think I want to get, ‘What would Fred Beckey do?’ tattooed on my arm,” I told my climbing partner lightheartedly. Carey and I...

Summits on the Air: Dispatches from a society of mountaintop radio...

By Nick Belcaster The first time I spoke to Tim Nair his voice came in over my handheld radio, hailing me through the static. “Summit...

Carpe Diem: Seizing opportunity after 2017’s lowland storms

It doesn’t snow at sea level in the Pacific Northwest every year, so when storms blanketed Bellingham for days at a time last winter,...

Winter 2018 Gear Guide

Burton Felix (W) & Photon (M) Step On Bundle Riding just got faster and easier with Burton’s new Step On Snowboard Boot and Binding Bundle....