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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...

Looking for a good book?

These new titles from Seattle’s Mountaineers Books are certain to inspire, educate and thrill you.

Face shots

Winding up Highway 542, the sun plays hide and seek through the clouds and mountain peaks surrounding us. With our dog in the back of the Subaru, skis and splitboard on top, and coffee in hand, we eagerly look forward to a day in the beautiful Mt. Baker backcountry.

Enduro of Subdued Excitement

The Enduro of Subdued Excitement is one of several new mountain bike races in Bellingham that reflect the growing trail network and dedicated ridership of the Mt. Baker region.

Flowing down the mountain

Flowing down the mountain By Ian Ferguson Photo by Patrick O'Neil John Adams, co-owner of Glacier Ski Shop, is pretty easy to pick out on the ski...

Talk Back

The communication rule to live by TALK BACKThe communication rule to live by Story by Molly Baker  Photo by Jefferson Morriss Many people have theories about what makes...

2014 Spring Gear Guide

Home on Wheels: Van life can make full-time adventure a reality

By Ian Ferguson From ski area parking lots to highway pull-offs across the continent, the van lifestyle made popular in the ’60s is experiencing a...

Summit Scrambles

Scrambles require hands-and-feet climbing but not the ropes and technical know-how of rock climbing. Here are a few exciting routes in the North Cascades.