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Randonee repairs

Mark Cionek is a program coordinator and guide for the American Alpine Institute who has logged over 100 Mt. Rainier summits, climbed Denali and Aconcagua multiple times, and been, in general, an alpine badass all over the world...

All-Mountain Clinics gain momentum

Mt. Baker Ski Area's All-Mountain Clinics have been especially popular this season. The program helps skiers and snowboarders take their riding to new levels...

Great Reads

BUY LOCAL. Support your local bookseller.   Mountain Travel & Rescue by National Ski Patrol Written by experts, this manual is designed to help snowsport enthusiasts succeed in...

Where To Stay & Eat

Where to Stay BELLINGHAMBest Western Plus Lakeway Inn 714 Lakeway Drive 360/671-1011 thelakewayinn.com Bellingham’s premier full-service hotel with 132 spacious guest rooms and suites, two restaurants, lobby café, indoor pool...

Blue T Lodge Open

The Blue T Lodge, the new lodge behind Chair 9 Woodstone Pizza and Bar, is open, just in time for the 2012-13 ski season.The...

In the Footsteps of Bears

Tracking wildlife on the Nooksack RiverBy Mallory Clarke Photos by Andrew Grubb and David Moskowitz We park at a slight widening of the narrow Forest Service...

Eagle Watch

 Eagle Watch By Kara Furr Photo by Gene Davis Hundreds of eagles from Alaska and northern Canada migrate to the Skagit River each winter to prey on...

Day of Raptors

Cascade foothills offers premier hawk watching By Sue Madsen Photos by Joe Meche I get out of the truck in the slanting light of the late winter...

Watchful Eyes

Border Patrol in the backcountry By Pamela Beason Photo courtesy of Customs and Border Protection A year ago, as I was eating lunch with about 25 other...

Feet First

 Feet First Snow-free winter hikes Story and photos by Aubrey Laurence Many day hikers are leery of snow-covered trails, and come winter they put their passion into...