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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Homemade Powsurfing: Equal parts exhilaration and terror

By Nick Belcaster Stepping on the board for the first time felt uncertain and foreign. With little sidecut, let alone edges, and foam deck padding...

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....

BelleWood Distilling

Story and photos by Pat Grubb Every school kid growing up knows the story of Johnny Appleseed and how he wandered around Ohio, Pennsylvania and...

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...

Treelines Northwest: Local clothing brand supports trail work

Stories and photos by Brad Andrew Mountain bike trails don’t just fall from the sky and land in the forest for all to enjoy. Whether...