MBE Winter 2013 / 2014

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Looking for a good book?

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

Sled dog racing

Sled dog racing By Sue Madsen Frost crystals glitter in the cold morning air, and a brittle layer of hoar frost crunching under my skis is...

Backcountry Tech

Backcountry Tech Winter gear advancements By Brent Murdoch  |  Photo by Ryan Hasert Backcountry touring is exploding in popularity and with that explosion comes an annual wave...

Ahead of the (Snow)Pack

Among ski areas, Mt. Baker has led the way in backcountry safety, with a responsible approach to out-of-bounds skiing and riding.

Staying Afloat: Avalanche airbags and you

In theory, these airbags will keep the skier’s body near the surface of a moving avalanche, allowing for an easier rescue. Before making any purchasing decisions, you must look at the advantages and disadvantages of three main aspects of this system.

Money Well Spent

Costing about as much as dinner for two, a sno-park permit is a small price to pay for access to more than 45 Washington state sno-parks designated for non-motorized winter recreation.

Eagles of the Skagit

Hundreds of bald eagles from Alaska and northern Canada migrate to the Skagit River every winter to prey on the thousands of salmon that swim upriver to spawn. People flock to the Skagit River valley to catch a sight of this yearly display.

Dream home on wheels

A small idea about a tiny house has turned into a grand adventure.

Take this job and shove it

I contemplate the sick day option One that I must use with caution What I really want to say is, “Please! Please won’t you let me ski the trees?”

Art from the mountainside

If you’re in the market for a few holiday gifts to put under your tree this year, then a trip to Mountainside Gardens Gallery & Gifts on your way down from a day skiing on Mt. Baker might be in order.