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Marking the beginning of summer in Whatcom County, the road to Artist Point, the panoramic terminus of Mt. Baker Highway, will be cleared and open to the public on Friday, June 21. Washington …

Mt. Vesuvius ascends from the water like a monolith above bustling Italian towns. From Naples to Sorrento, the 5,000-foot mountain is always in view while navigating the tight Italian roads and …

“Because it’s there,” never did much for me. This winter my partner Elie and I visited New Zealand during their summer. We bought a camper minivan and toured the wonders of the …

Mt. Baker Volunteer Ski Patrol has been around longer than the legendary ski resort it protects. Since 1938, some 15 years before Mt. Baker Ski Area opened for business, the ski patrol has carved …

The quiet, pre-dawn air hit my face as I stepped out of the van. I gazed up the dirt road and saw a headlamp dancing off a nearby car. I called out to my friend Jessica and she answered with a sleepy …

Ski to Sea brought in athletes from around the Pacific Northwest to compete in the classic relay on Sunday, May 26. Birch Equipment earned its third first-place finish in as many years, beating …

There’s no comparison to the sense of anticipation as the sun begins to rise over the waters of Wildcat Cove in Larrabee State Park. Its illumination foreshadows an epic day of adventure. …

“So, I’m a cowboy.” I gazed at my companion in the hot pool at Alvord Hot Springs. He shrugged. I’d asked what brought him to this ultra-remote spot in southeast Oregon, …

Daring travel adventure does not always involve towering heights, raging rivers, gnarly trails or precipitous slopes. This particular misty June morning, in a damp and mossy rainforest woodland, is a …

From snowflake to sea swell, water has a cycle. A circulatory system whose seasonal heartbeat pumps snowmelt into this green and gracious land so many of us have come to call home. Yet any …

The use of a GPS has never been easier. In the old days, we carried around bulky devices that didn’t even have the capacity to allow for mapping. They just directed you to waypoints. Since …

For most hobby anglers, getting out on the water and casting a line is a way to decompress, enjoy nature and maybe even grab lunch. For a select group of hardcore anglers on the Columbia and …

I'm pondering microclimates as I paddle up a quiet flow of water, the Kalihiwai River, on the north shore of Kauai. Yes, there are “rivers” in the Hawaiian Islands, though they would be …

Years ago, while taking the train from Nairobi to Mombasa I recall thinking that traveling in Africa was reminiscent of childhood. As we passed by herds of elephants and giraffes, I remembered how we …

25 years ago, Grant Gunderson moved to Bellingham to ski and pursue a degree in plastics engineering at Western Washington University. That year, Mt. Baker was about to set a world record for …

Mt. Baker Ski Area is open for winter, finally. After a wet and warm start that delayed opening by a month, the lauded ski area opened for season pass holders on Wednesday, December 13 after …

Ask most people to picture a surfing Mecca and they’ll likely envision sun-drenched beaches, Volkswagen vans with the windows rolled down and surfers wearing the least amount of clothing possible. But a winter-waves hotspot in chilly British Columbia will quickly turn that image upside down.

It’s no secret the glaciers and the alpine environment are changing, yet despite extensive media coverage, it remains an issue that’s tough to fully comprehend. Those who are lucky enough to live in the shadow of big, glaciated mountains can only see so much change from down below. From Bellingham, it’s easy to spot the difference in Mt. Baker’s soft, snowy winter coat and its rocky summer skeleton, but it’s hard to notice how increasingly famished it become each summer.

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