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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,...

Baker passes see 20 percent increase

Mt. Baker Ski Area season passes and ticket prices have been released, and to locals might look steep. Season passes for returning passholders, which go...

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...

Gearing up for year-round paddleboarding

Story and photos by Tony Moceri I love being on the water. I always have. There is something special about the way the world moves...

Calf stretches for snowboarders

Story and photos by Luca Williams It was in the middle of the snowboarding season when my calves, especially my back leg, decided to become...

Winter gear guide, 2021

Korkers Ultra Ice Cleats $24.95 Walk tall and proud and safe this winter with Korkers Ultra Ice Cleats. Stretchy, durable rubber and an adjustable heel strap...

Skagit Headwaters

B.C. and Washington governments, tribes, businesses continue to oppose mining in headwaters of Skagit River Story by Ian Haupt Photos courtesy of the Wilderness Committee Those in...

Firecraft Northwest

A one-person outdoor education program Story by Ian Haupt Rubbing two sticks together. Put so simply, it sounds trivial. Yet it was necessary for all that’s...

Review: Cookbooks for the campsite coffee table

By Meg Olson It’s time to take our meals outside. Whether you’re pitching a tent, hitting the road, or setting out on the trail, good...

Cosmic Dirt: New local clothing brand strives for outdoor inclusivity

By Elizabeth Kimberly Here in Bellingham, many of us seek the flow state. You know it: That sensation where you’re fully immersed in the moment,...