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The grain that defines: the creative world of N-Grained Inc.

Story and photos by Brad Andrew From the outside, the unassuming white stucco-clad building on the corner of Flora Street and Grand Avenue in downtown...

Wilderness Cooking

Wilderness Cooking By Kosette Isakson Photo by Jason Hummel When I consider what has the biggest impact on travelers in the wilderness, it’s easy to think of...

Training for race season

Physical therapist Amanda Nayfield reviews the core principles of training for a more effective workout plan.

Well-Earned Beers: What is it about beer and outdoors culture?

  By Aubrey Laurence For many outdoor enthusiasts, it’s almost assumed that after a day of adventure, beers will be shared at a local brewpub. Look...

Parting Shot: Cellist on the Pacific Crest Trail

“I was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass solo. This fellow was on a summer break from school and...

Swimrun: An amphibious new sport debuts in the Northwest

By Oliver Lazenby Photos by Tyson geBauer Swimming and running both offer simplicity. You can do either sport with basically no special, expensive gear. Put the...

The War Against Nature Deficit Disorder

The War Against Nature Deficit Disorder Mt. Baker Ski Area co-owner Gwyn Howat Interviewed by Tara Nelson Gwyn Howat said the newest thing at Mt. Baker isn’t...

Fishing Baker Lake

FISHING BAKER LAKE Story by Sue Madsen Photos by Mike Carey Improvements have turned this lake into a salmon fisher’s haven. Mist rises from the deep,...

Going Deep

GOING DEEP Story by Brandy Kiger Shreve  The Salish Sea offers world-class diving.If you tire of the backcountry and your legs feel a little heavy after...

Winter 2016 photo gallery