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Community-built hut is the first of three in the Whistler backcounty

 By Lisa Pulsifer Just beyond the chairlifts and busy slopes of Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort lies over 750 square miles of protected land encompassing jagged...

Three urban hikes in Anacortes

                  Story and photos by Brandon Fralic Urban hikes are having a moment. It seems everywhere you turn, there’s a book, magazine article (ahem) or website...

Local adventure race team wins nat’l champs, update on Galbraith parking...

Bellingham adventure race team wins national championships Bellingham-based Quest Adventure Race Team won the U.S. Adventure Race Association National Championship in Boone, North Carolina on...

Logging and proposed mining in B.C. headwaters threaten the Skagit River

Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby Before we see our destination, we smell it. We’re walking a new logging road through an ancient forest; the...

Postcard from Brandywine Mountain, in a sea of peaks ...

Story and photos by Hannah Singleton In the southwestern corner of British Columbia, lost in the Coast Range, lays a blocky, granite summit: Brandywine Mountain....

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...

Jacob’s Ladder: A first known ascent on Mt. Prophet

Story and photos by Jason Griffith I’m just drifting off to sleep when I hear it, far down the Big Beaver Valley … Thud. The wind...

Evil Bikes’ New Headquarters: A slice of MTB heaven

A Q&A with Kevin Walsh by Benjamin Whitney The red hot brand Evil Bikes is known for defying tradition when it comes to developing mountain...

Escape to the Southern Gulf Islands

Story and photos by Lisa Pulsifer Washington state residents know the San Juan Islands are a must-visit destination. They also know the San Juan island...

Three hikes in the Canadian North Cascades

Story and photos by Stephen Hui For Vancouverites, the Coast Mountains north of the city are celebrated for rugged trails and wild views. Perhaps lesser...