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Postcards: Climbing in the cloud 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...

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...

A midwinter ski circumnavigating of Mt. Shuksan

Story and photos by Jason Griffith With icefalls cascading down her northern flanks and a summit pyramid towering over a plateau of ice, Mt. Shuksan’s...

New restaurant in Maple Falls wants you to put it in...

If you’re looking for a new dining experience on your way up to Baker, it’s worthwhile stopping in Maple Falls again. The people at...

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...

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,...

Disposable Photo a Day: A ski season on film

Story and photos by Jann Eberharter Every day at Mt. Baker is different, which might be why they all blend together. I’ve had the privilege...

Snowboarding returns to its essence

Story and photos by Beau Gaughran Banked slalom races are spreading throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Although Mt. Baker Ski Area’s Legendary Banked Slalom...

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...

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...