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Acme General Store employee celebrates 37 years of service

By Ian Haupt When Sue Masters has a day off from work at Acme General Store, customers routinely ask, “Where’s Sue?” She’s a staple at...

Gear Guide

Helly Hansen Powderqueen 2.0 Jacket Waterproof,  windproof and breathable, this PrimaLoft insulated, longer cut woman’s jacket will keep you warm while its relaxed free ride fit...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Mt. Baker Delivery can save your weekend

While Glacier has bars, restaurants, coffee shops and convenience stores, some things aren’t available without a two-hour round trip to Bellingham. To save visitors...

After years of change Gear Aid is spreading its philosophy of...

By Oliver Lazenby For people who use Gear Aid products, Pat Kennedy’s first experience with the company may sound familiar. The first time he wore...

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....