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  • News briefs and feedback, summer 2019 - Newsroom Notes big and small from around the region Western Washington has a wolf pack Western Washington officially has a wolf pack for the first time in decades. This winter, a female wolf joined a male that had been captured and radio collared in Skagit County in 2017, according to the Washington Department of Fish […]
  • Season Passholes: Mt. Baker’s homegrown band - Last winter, local pro skier and off-season whale researcher and musician Adam Ü had an opportunity to put together a band for a show at the Mt. Baker Ski Area. He assembled a highly compatible crew of Mt. Baker locals as fast as he could; the Season Passholes were born. He took some time between […]
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  • UFOiTeam investigates paranormal activity at Mount Baker - Recent UFO sighting reports prompt local group to take a closer look at the Mt. Baker area. By Pat Grubb We are not alone. Perhaps a few of us have sat at Artist Point, gazed up at the cosmos and wondered, “Is there anyone out there?” But did we get an answer? Well, some people […]
  • Postcards: Climbing in the cloud kingdom of Catalonia - Story and photos by Andy Basabe Last year I ducked away from America for a job teaching English in central Spain. I went for a lot of reasons, but honestly, I ditched the U.S. because my truck was breaking down and I was broke. A plane ticket was cheaper than a new transmission. So I […]
  • Carpe Diem: Seizing opportunity after 2017’s lowland storms - It doesn’t snow at sea level in the Pacific Northwest every year, so when storms blanketed Bellingham for days at a time last winter, skiers and snowboarders took advantage. For some that meant getting in a couple turns on a thin layer of packed snow on a residential street, edges sparking against asphalt. Others took […]
  • You Can Too: A plea for more female mountain guides - By Mallorie Estenson Last month I had the opportunity to guide a team of women on Mt. Baker. We were fast. We were strong. We summited via the Coleman-Deming route in just over five hours. Back in Bellingham, the mother of two sisters on my team told me it was special to her that her […]
  • The FNRad Snowboarding Podcast - By Oliver Lazenby The surest way to create something interesting is to follow what interests you. That’s Eric Traulsen’s formula for his passion project, the FNRad Snowboarding Podcast. Through interviews with snowboard legends, Traulsen chronicles the sport’s early days, from duct-tape covered Sorel boots and the invention of the snurfer to the Mount Baker Hard […]
  • 20 Years Later: Accident survivor thanks late ski patroller Randy Hook -   By Oliver Lazenby Longtime Mt. Baker Ski Area patroller Randy Hook undoubtedly altered many lives before he died of a heart attack on the slopes on January 1, 2017. After Mount Baker Experience published an ode to Hook by Maya Hunger in our spring issue, one of those people reached out wanting to express […]
  • Brushes and Trails: Bellingham artist finds inspiration on foot -   Story and photo By Stefanie Donahue It takes more than a set of oil paints and the right brush for Pacific Northwest painter Kristen Ingman to create a new work of art. First, she straps on a pair of running shoes and sets forth on an artistic pursuit by trail, in search of the […]