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What makes a ski builder: Alex Turner of Westerlies Skis

By Andy Basabe I met Alex Turner when we were in high school, standing in a garage at a party held by Western Washington University’s...

Winter 2017 photo gallery

                   

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...

It’s back! The cult-favorite hill climb to Artist Point returns in...

By Oliver Lazenby Most popular bike races are long. The Tour de France is about 2,082 miles this year, with an average stage length of...

Black bear killed after attacking trail runner near north Lake Whatcom

A man jogging on a trail north of Lake Whatcom was attacked by a black bear August 3. According to a Washington Department of...

Mountain Trivia

How well do you know the North Cascades? By Jason D. Martin The Pacific Northwest loves trivia. There’s no question about it. In cities throughout the...

Pandemic pivot

Events-based nonprofit shifts focus to outdoor recreation and nature education Story and photos by Ian Haupt If you sign up for one of Recreation Northwest’s Nature...

Bike touring to climb in the Bugaboos, a dream long in...

Story and artwork by Gretchen Leggitt For over five years, my friend Robin and I have been scheming and dreaming about combining a bike tour...

Looking for a good book?

These new titles from Seattle’s Mountaineers Books are certain to inspire, educate and thrill you.

Following Footsteps: Climbing Rainier in gear from a famous 1963 expedition

By Andrew Waite About halfway across the Cowlitz Glacier, one of my crampons fell off for the first time. It loosened again on Cathedral Gap and...