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A Year in the Life of a Glacier: A skier’s research...

By Elizabeth Kimberly Early May The birds chirp a dawn chorus and the winter rain has diminished. The disparity between the snowy alpine and the verdant...

Bellingham Grind Corps’ take on the “gravel grind”

By Oliver Lazenby Bellingham cyclist Kerri Love went on her first Bellingham Grind Corps ride after seeing the group’s logo – a white-on-black road bike...

40 miles around Mt. Hood on the Timberline Trail

By Erin Rain Gautier With micro-spikes strapped to our hiking boots and loaded bags topped off with instant coffee, we hit the trail on June...

Sample some of Squamish’s best mountain bike trails

By Jann Eberharter  |  Photos by Skye Schillhammer The mountain bike trails of the Sea to Sky corridor are world-famous for their quality, abundance and...

Profile: Micah Evangelista’s playful approach to Mt. Baker

By Oliver Lazenby The first time Micah Evangelista experienced Mt. Baker’s deep snowpack, he was less than a year old and swaddled onto his ski-patroller...

Bird Watching for Beginners: A convenient way to connect with nature

By Oliver Lazenby  |  Photos by Eric Ellingson Birds are the living descendants of dinosaurs, heralds of seasonal change and wanderers in a global ecosystem....

Ground Keeper Fenders: Adding soul to the boring black fender

By Todd Elsworth When it comes to mountain bike fenders, graphic designer Keely Shannon’s attitude is, if you dream it, she can print it. When Keely...

Forget the surf, plan a hiking escape to Southern California

Story and photos by Craig Romano I have lived nearly my entire life in the Northeast and Northwest. I love green landscapes and mountainous regions dotted...

Vamos Outdoors Project: A creative approach to immersive language learning

By Benjamin Whitney When the nonprofit Whatcom Day Academy closed its doors in 2015, Andy Basabe, a language and environmental education teacher at the school,...