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Glacial Retreat

Glacial retreat Climate change and the future of skiing By Ian Ferguson The smell of a ski lodge triggers one of my earliest memories. You know the...

Postcards: Greetings from a slow car (but fast house)

By Nick Belcaster and Evan Skoczenski If you parked in the Heather Meadows lot of Mt. Baker this winter you may have picked out a...

Pedaling the coast

It’s mid-October, late evening, and the autumn rain has begun.

A guide to the shortest hikes to Mount Baker’s glaciers

Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby Nisqually Road in Mt. Rainier National Park was touted as “the first road in America to reach a glacier”...

Tolkien’s Cold Mountains

Exploring BC’s Brian Waddington Hut By Andy Basabe I couldn’t afford to go to Japan, but I had to go somewhere. By Christmas 2014, I had...

3 Snow-free Spring Hikes

By Oliver Lazenby Unlike last year, it’s actually snowing in the North Cascades this winter. That’s good news for skiers and snowboarders but bad for...

Clean bikes go faster

 A bike-cleaning tutorial By Callie Waldschmidt Photos by Brian Chapel With the onset of fall in the Pacific Northwest, cyclists rejoice. The dust of summer is subdued...

Jake Merrill: an adventurous life

Jake Merrill: an adventurous life Jake Heckathorn Merrill, 23, of Bellingham, died in an avalanche in the Wallowa Mountains in Oregon on February 11. He...

Maple Falls Cafe

MAPLE FALLS CAFE Gourmet eats in Maple Falls. Seattle chef and restaurateur Sam Hassan is bringing his unique take on good food to Maple Falls with...

Kona comes to Bellingham

Story and photos by Teresa Schmidt Kona Bikes, a Whatcom County-bred manufacturing company with a global following, is several months into its bold decision to...