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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...

Lessons from an Alaskan grizzly attack

By Maya Hunger Fresh salmon carcasses and bear scat lined the shore of an icy stream next to a narrow trail. A group of 22...

Video of the Week: Do you like clam chowder?

The Traslin brothers just posted footage of a ski/kayak trip they tackled to the Waddington Range and back in 2001. They flew in, skied and climbed for...

Fundraiser for Liz Rocks Campaign on October 1

On Septmeber 29, 2014, Liz Daley died while following her dreams in Argentinian Patagonia when an avalanche took her life. Daley, a mountain guide and...

Bellingham Traverse relay race is looking for volunteers

Recreation Northwest, the organization behind the Vital Choice Bellingham Traverse, is still looking for a few volunteers to help time and direct racers for the relay...

Fall 2016 photo gallery

 

Cragging Etiquette: Ethics for a sport under a microscope

By Jason Martin In the old days, most people learned to climb from a mentor who showed them the ropes, literally. These mentors would also...

DIY freezer bag backpacking meals

Story and photo by Kara Furr Freezer bag cooking is nothing new for experienced backpackers looking to keep a pack light, but it’s useful for...

The Nerd, Ascendant: How Pokémon Go helped me gain friends,...

By Steve Guntli You see them everywhere: so-called “Pokémon Trainers,” wandering around the country, noses buried in their smartphones, desperately trying to catch that one...

Catching up Krissy Moehl, top ultra runner and Northwest native

By Oliver Lazenby When Krissy Moehl quit her day job seven years ago for ultra running, it allowed her the time to pursue any opportunities...