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Clear weather, dark skies

Stargazing the Baker way By Ian Haupt On a clear night in North Cascades National Park, one can see nearly 3,000 stars, according to park service...

Fish that don’t belong

The holdout Arctic grayling of the North Cascades Story and photos by Nick Belcaster This is a story about a fish that shouldn’t be here. Maybe the...

Walking in the Woods with Margi Fox

Solvitur Ambulando: It Is Solved by Walking By Luca Williams “After work one day in late August, I sat alone by the side of the trail,...

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,...

Family hikes in Canada’s North Cascades

By Stephen Hui Gorgeous scenery abounds in the North Cascades on both sides of the border. However, some epic trails may be a tad ambitious...

Time on the Columbia

River floating from Hanford Reach By Eric Lucas Hanford Reach is a place of wonder. Such as, I wonder why bank swallows never make their nests in...

Cannabis Q&A

Benefits and recommendations for using cannabis outdoors By Ian Haupt Going into the summer hiking season, we asked budtenders from Blaine area dispensaries Birch Bay Budz,...

Roy’s picnic table

By Tony Moceri On a late winter day in March, Mother Nature teased an early spring offering: A beautiful day that reminds all of us...

The Art of Swiftwater Canyoneering

Story and photos by Jason D. Martin, executive director of the American Alpine Institute Ice-cold water slid down the rope and over my hands as...

Sentinels on the Peaks

Darrington residents restore fire lookout, now open for overnighters Story by Martha Rasmussen | Photos courtesy Friends of North Mountain The Great Fire of 1910 incinerated...