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Finding the trail less traveled

By Hannah Singleton I was hiking in the hills outside Bellingham when I arrived at what I thought would be a trail junction. Instead, the...

Fall/early winter 2021 gallery

Carl Simpson climbs through thick fog in the skeleton of a burned forest. Crystal Mountain backcountry, Washington. Jason Hummel photo. .

How to stay in shape even if you’re ...

Story and photo by Luca Williams Every fall, when the rain begins, I begin to dread Jillian Michaels’ sly lift of her lip as she...

Using nature to stay present in the time of Covid-19

By Lisa Pulsifer Many residents of the Pacific Northwest have regular access to nature and it’s become a widely acknowledged fact that time spent outdoors...

Guides adapt to a new normal of smokier summers

By Katie Griffith During an approach to Sahale Peak in summer 2018, Mountain Madness guide Amber Smith and her client enjoyed sunny, clear skies, with...

Chuckanut Drive: Contemplating safety along a popular, scenic road ride

Story and photos by Ian Haupt My hands come down on the bars. I push out and down to bring my chest forward as I...

Winter gear guide, 2021

Lib Tech Orca Breach the deep, eat the mank, slay the crud. The Lib Tech Orca does it all. Amazingly forgiving and easy to ride,...

Chains and all-wheel-drive vehicles

By Doug Dahl Q: The Washington State Patrol lists "alternative traction devices" that are approved for use when "Chains Required" signs are posted. However, the...

WCLS virtual events feature record-setting thru-hiker

Record-setting Pacific Crest Trail hiker Heather Anderson is giving a series of online talks and discussions for the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) that’s already...

Guiding through a pandemic

Story and photos by Jason D. Martin American Alpine Institute executive director Though there had been news about Covid-19, most of us weren’t following it closely...