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Solo backpacking to Wing Lake and Black Peak Story and photos by Skye Schillhammer I spent most of my life hiking, backpacking and exploring the lakes and mountains in the North Cascades. Along with …

The Twin Sisters from Highway 9, Koma Kulshan with an appearance. Ian Haupt photo By Jason D. Martin T his article marks the fourth time that the Mount Baker Experience has featured mountain trivia. …

Jack Riley photo By Woody Moses M artine was dead serious. “No romance with clients during a trip. Ever.” Tall and muscular with wild blonde hair and piercing blue eyes, Martine stood like a …

Pingora and the boys. Written as a beginner's guide to alpine climbing Story and photos by Jason Griffith W hen the summer of 2020 rolled around, let’s face it, we were all going a bit stir-crazy. …

Story and photos by Jason Griffith Trail stats Distance: 17 miles, one way Elevation gain: 4,000 feet Max elevation: 1,700 feet Best: Spring or fall, summers are quite hot T he drone of the Lady of …

Gary Schillhammer skins up Mt. Baker on his 65th birthday. Story and photos by Skye Schillhammer F or most people, pushing the last thousand feet up the Roman Wall to the summit of Mt. Baker is a big …

The older boys explore natural bridges in Fairhaven's Hundred Acre Wood. Story by Katie Griffith Photos by Kat Schaumberg H ead into Fairhaven’s Hundred Acre Wood Park on a Wednesday around noon, …

The author's wife and son pause along the Lookout Trail in Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park to take in a sweeping view of Kalamalka Lake. Story and photos by Craig Romano I ’m not sure if it’s the …

Carl Simpson climbs through thick fog in the skeleton of a burned forest. Crystal Mountain backcountry, Washington. Jason Hummel photo. Mt. Baker and Baker Lake Road. Andy Porter photo. Rainbow over …

Record-setting Pacific Crest Trail hiker Heather Anderson is giving a series of online talks and discussions for the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) that’s already underway. The next one, at …

Story and photos by Jason D. Martin American Alpine Institute executive director Though there had been news about Covid-19, most of us weren’t following it closely until the morning of March 3. It …

  It looks like we’re all going to be spending a lot of time inside, or at least close to home, for a while to come. With that in mind, we’re collecting indoor recommendations from outdoors …

Bicycle-powered propellers power many of the sailboats in R2AK when sails can’t. Photo courtesy of Taylor Bayly/racetoalaska.com.[/caption] Story by Patrick Grubb What kind of boat race makes you …

Photos courtesy of San Juan Islands Visitors Bureau. By Eric Lucas At first glance the eagle nearby looks like it is perched on the water. It’s an illusion, of course – eagles don’t perch on …

"It's my dad to whom I owe my passion for the outdoors, the privilege of learning to ski at a young age, and really just who I am today. When he expressed interest in learning to backcountry ski, I …

Avoiding a dip after a climb, Zak Griffith returns to camp in Royal Basin, Olympic National Park. Jason Griffith photo. Australian born, now Canadian permanent resident Shannon Brown laying back and …

This is the third installment of Mount Baker Experience Mountain Trivia. Find the answers at the bottom of this page. By Jason D. Martin 1 The well-regarded novelist behind the “Hyperion Cantos” …

Story and photo by David Gladish We left Seattle after work at 5 p.m. on a Friday in February, eager to find ice that was still “in” before the ice climbing season disappeared. We pulled into …

On the summit of the President, in B.C.’s President Range in Yoho National Park.[/caption] The Stanley Mitchell Hut is the gem of the Alpine Club of Canada’s hut system. But dangers lurk in a …

The author on Mt. Rainier in a helmet and other gear used by John Graham in the 1960s. Photo by Kyle Oberkoetter. By Andrew Waite About halfway across the Cowlitz Glacier, one of my crampons fell off …

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