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Graham’s Historical Restaurant’s new owner highlights history, quirkiness

By Oliver Lazenby Shirley Schmidt started cooking at Graham’s Restaurant, at 9989 Mount Baker Highway in Glacier, about five years ago and quickly fell in...

Winter 2020 gear guide

  By Pat Grubb Burton Ruler men’s step on boot with step on bindings Step in, step out. Step on bindings have come a long way in...

Opening Day: An ode to the unscheduled holiday

Story and photos by Brad Andrew Opening day at Mt. Baker Ski Area – the day when snow-lovers rejoice and reunite – happens annually. Exactly...

Why are skis fatter in the PNW? Some insight from Backcountry...

By Chris Gerston In the Pacific Northwest, and definitely in Bellingham, we seem to like our beers hoppy, our snow plentiful and our skis fat....

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...

Good stuff guide

By Pat Grubb Lifaloft Insulated Flannel Shirt Jacket The classic flannel shirt, only better. Lightweight Lifaloft keeps you warmer longer. $160. Hellyhansen.com   Grayl geopress purifiet Fill, press, drink....

A different kind of adventure at Cultus Lake Adventure Park

A family theme park might not jump to mind when you think of adventure, but Cultus Lake Adventure Park makes a strong case. It...

Women’s Work: Making a living on the mountain

By Katie Griffith As the snow melts on Mt. Baker, hikers, climbers and campers head to the hills. Roads clear of debris, trails dry and...

Evil Bikes’ New Headquarters: A slice of MTB heaven

A Q&A with Kevin Walsh by Benjamin Whitney The red hot brand Evil Bikes is known for defying tradition when it comes to developing mountain...