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6 carless trips

Want to get away? The world beyond downtown is full of opportunities for adventure and relaxation, and you don’t even need a car to get there.

Six spring summit hikes

Six spring summit hikes Story and photos by Aubrey Laurence For peak-seeking hikers who have exhausted their lowland winter hikes and are itching for something bigger...

Easy Summits in the North Cascades

By Aubrey Laurence. Reaching the top doesn’t have to mean weeks of preparation – these peaks offer huge rewards for minimal investment.

3 Fall Hikes

Foliage trails on Highway 542 By Oliver Lazenby Fall might be the best season for hiking in the mountains. Snow is long gone, mosquitos are dead...

Shnooker Trek

Climbing Iceland's highest peak By Aubrey Laurence At 3 a.m., I peeled back the room-darkening shades to reveal the objective of our day: Hvannadalshnúkur (pronounced kvah-nuh-doll-shnooker,...

Tommyhoi by bike

Biking the Mt. Baker Highway to Twin Lakes and hiking Tommyhoi Peak.

From Bali to Baker

From Bali to Baker, by Pat Grubb. Two years ago, I had the good fortune to spend nearly a month in Bali. The Balinese are a deeply spiritual people whose religion is a syncretism of Hinduism, Buddhism and Animism. They believe the sea is the source of many evil spirits and...

American Alps

Jason Hummel and Kyle Miller complete the fabled American Alps Traverse on skis and splitboard in the North Cascades.

Code Blue – When things go wrong on the mountain

Mountains beg to be climbed. Their tall, unwavering peaks inspire dreams of conquering towering heights and call with siren-like attraction, daring men and women to risk...

Feet First

 Feet First Snow-free winter hikes Story and photos by Aubrey Laurence Many day hikers are leery of snow-covered trails, and come winter they put their passion into...