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Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park

Book excerpt by Lauren Danner North Cascades National Park is unlike any national park that came before it. Its advocates wanted to preserve it as...

Wild and Scenic: The campaign to protect the Nooksack River

Story by Jacqueline Thompson | Photos by Brett Baunton Westbound water, trickling from icy blue glaciers and building into the mighty Nooksack River, flows in...

Roadside guide to North Cascades National Park

North Cascades National Park stands out among national parks in the lower 48 for its remoteness and immense roadless expanse. While it lacks the...

Gear Guide

Helly Hansen Powderqueen 2.0 Jacket Waterproof,  windproof and breathable, this PrimaLoft insulated, longer cut woman’s jacket will keep you warm while its relaxed free ride fit...

Crevasses and Angry Dogs: A bicycle-powered Mt. Baker ski descent

Story and photos by Peter Lillesve Dogs chased me down the dark highway – fast ones, loud ones, all unleashed and unfenced. Of the many...

Forget the surf, plan a hiking escape to Southern California

Story and photos by Craig Romano I have lived nearly my entire life in the Northeast and Northwest. I love green landscapes and mountainous regions dotted...

Elizabeth Ahlem Clark: Exploring Washington’s trails by watercolor

By Ben Whitney Elizabeth Ahlem Clark didn’t have a grand plan when she visited Bellingham in 2016. But, like many Pacific Northwest transplants, she uncovered...

Meal Prep and Pocket Bacon: Eat well in the backcountry this...

By Mike McCartan The smoke near Winthrop was unbearable and the fire rained ash on our vehicles overnight; we swept it off the windshield just...

Homemade Powsurfing: Equal parts exhilaration and terror

By Nick Belcaster Stepping on the board for the first time felt uncertain and foreign. With little sidecut, let alone edges, and foam deck padding...

Cargo bike touring on the San Juan Islands

A professional cyclist relaxes into the pace of touring with a toddler-laden cargo bike By Spencer Paxson The prologue leg of our four-day San Juan Islands...