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Stay stoked and strong: resources for climbers at home

By Katie Griffith Public lands across the state of Washington, including many climbing areas, are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Trailheads, campgrounds, and day-use...

Three urban hikes in Anacortes

                  Story and photos by Brandon Fralic Urban hikes are having a moment. It seems everywhere you turn, there’s a book, magazine article (ahem) or website...

Kacie Cleveland on mental endurance, perspective and skating across America

By Oliver Lazenby Kacie Cleveland, owner of Kulshan CrossFit gym in Bellingham, holds the record for the fastest trip across America on inline skates. That’s...

Unwind the effects of hiking with a heavy pack

By Luca Williams In the time I’ve known my husband, he’s only ever gone backpacking, reluctantly, with our oldest son or myself. When I...

Sit bones stretches can prevent snowboard pain

By Luca Williams I fell in love one cold, Wisconsin winter day on my first snowboarding date with Justin Kyle Evans. Justin had me stand in...

Big dreams for the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club

Ambassador program introduces skiers to the sport By Oliver Lazenby From camping to snowshoeing, more and more people are playing outside. For winter recreation, human-powered sports...

Meal Prep and Pocket Bacon: Eat well in the backcountry this...

By Mike McCartan The smoke near Winthrop was unbearable and the fire rained ash on our vehicles overnight; we swept it off the windshield just...

Unlock your skiing potential with these exercises

By Luca Williams All of us know at least one of those people who picked up skiing quickly, with ease and grace. Us mere mortals...

Crevasses and Angry Dogs: A bicycle-powered Mt. Baker ski descent

Story and photos by Peter Lillesve Dogs chased me down the dark highway – fast ones, loud ones, all unleashed and unfenced. Of the many...

Three easy fall hikes near Vancouver

Story and photos by Stephen Hui Many a hiker chooses to hang up their boots at summer’s end. However, committed trekkers know autumn hiking has...