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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.

Nooksack Nordic Ski Club has been organizing like-minded skiers to get out on groomed trails around its namesake river since the 1990s. What started as a small group of dedicated winter recreationists has slowly grown into a yearly institution in the Mt. Baker foothills.

The flight of a fishing line is one of the most beautiful things humans can do in nature. The action is one of the few movements that feel as graceful as the animals with whom we share these wild places.

Mt. Baker Highway reopens for traffic, NPS considers reintroduction of grizzly bears to North Cascades National Park, and other news from around the PNW.

Story and photos by Nolan Baker The 2023 Mt. Baker Hill Climb was a rousing success atop Artist Point on Sunday, September 17. Hundreds of cyclists from among the Pacific Northwest and around the …

Photo by Tony Moceri. Story and photos by Tony Moceri The feet in front of me deftly navigate the rocks and roots as they scamper up the trail. Quickly, the trail running shoes I’m following reach …

COVER: A waterfall hundreds of feet high, full of stair-stepped drops, born on high snowfields and alp slopes, presents Jenny Abegg with a view to ogle over while fording. Photo by Jason Hummel. Fall …

"The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." - Williams B. Yeats Courtesy Holly Koon By Luca Williams Photos courtesy Holly Koon Watching Holly Koon hike down …

Maddie balances on a thin log while crossing a creek about a mile from camp on day one. Proving yourself as the only woman in the group By Madeline Downie After driving six or so hours from …

By Jason D. Martin Jason Martin nears the summit of Mt. Rogers. Photo by Jim Mediatore. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) trainings teach us about biases that society has programmed into us. The …

Courtesy Washington State Department of Transportation Mt. Baker Highway opens to Artist Point tomorrow morning. Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced June 27 crews had …

A rider in Mt. Baker Hill Climb gear rides toward Artist Point during the race in 2022. Ian Haupt photo Registration for Whatcom County’s iconic Mt. Baker Hill Climb is open. As of June 22, 162 …

Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) contractor crews excavate a 300-foot long by 40-foot deep section of Mt. Baker Highway in preparation for bridge construction at the Squalicum …

Channel Islands National Park. Matt Treat photo By Ian Haupt M att Treat is halfway to his goal of visiting every U.S. national park. During the pandemic, Treat said — like most people — he …

Karl Krüger takes a selfie in front of an iceberg in the Arctic. Karl Kr üger photo By Ian Haupt L ast summer, Karl Krüger sat in Paulatuk at ease. Krüger had set off from Tuktoyaktuk, bound for …

Video screenshot A terrifying video of a skier saving a snowboarder who was upside down in a tree well at Mt. Baker has made regional news. In the video, a skier nearly skis over an upside down …

KC Deane mountain biking in a Bellingham forest. Grant Gunderson photo, from cover Sunset, fire, sand and surf frame a perfect evening south of Ozette on the coast of Washington. Jason Griffith photo …

Sol Duc Falls in Olympic National Park. Tony Moceri photo By Tony Moceri For those of you who have forgotten how lucky we are to live in our corner of the world, let me remind you. Our access to …

Courtesy Jason D. Martin Resources for psychological response and encouragement to use them By Jason D. Martin It was 8:30 in the morning on January 4, 2003, and I was working in Red Rock Canyon near …

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