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Clear weather, dark skies

Stargazing the Baker way By Ian Haupt On a clear night in North Cascades National Park, one can see nearly 3,000 stars, according to park service...

Walking in the Woods with Margi Fox

Solvitur Ambulando: It Is Solved by Walking By Luca Williams “After work one day in late August, I sat alone by the side of the trail,...

New Bellingham guiding collective ready for upcoming season

By Ian Haupt Cascade Mountain Ascents (CMA) is a new-ish, worker-owned mountain guiding collective based in Bellingham. All previous workers of multiple guiding companies, Mike Elges,...

The Old Lady of Mount Baker

By Ian Haupt The Mount Baker Lodge opened to guests in 1927. Near the front entrance of the lodge was a fountain with spring water piped...

Family hikes in Canada’s North Cascades

By Stephen Hui Gorgeous scenery abounds in the North Cascades on both sides of the border. However, some epic trails may be a tad ambitious...

Hiking in the Anthropocene

Tonasket to Snoqualmie Pass Story and photos by Kasey Bell After turning 59, I began thinking that I should celebrate turning 60 by spending 60 days...

Time on the Columbia

River floating from Hanford Reach By Eric Lucas Hanford Reach is a place of wonder. Such as, I wonder why bank swallows never make their nests in...

Wednesday night magic

Whatcom World Cup race series Story and photos by Harrison Winkel I could feel the buzz of excitement spread through town as group texts lit up...

Cannabis Q&A

Benefits and recommendations for using cannabis outdoors By Ian Haupt Going into the summer hiking season, we asked budtenders from Blaine area dispensaries Birch Bay Budz,...