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Meal Prep and Pocket Bacon: Eat well in the backcountry this...

By Mike McCartan The smoke near Winthrop was unbearable and the fire rained ash on our vehicles overnight; we swept it off the windshield just...

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...

A day of salmon, beer and Blanchard Mountain love

Story by Andy Basabe “D’ya remember when…?” That’s the silly question that delineates generational differences in communities. “D’ya remember when Mt. Baker Ski Area built jumps...

A wet and wild ride: Ski to Sea 2013

Conditions were soggy but competition was fierce at this year’s Ski to Sea, in which 500 teams skied, ran, biked and paddled the brutal...

New restaurant in Maple Falls wants you to put it in...

If you’re looking for a new dining experience on your way up to Baker, it’s worthwhile stopping in Maple Falls again. The people at...

Local beer doesn’t just mean brewed locally

Some local brewers are stretching the limits of local beer and discovering that the Northwest is full of ingredients. By Aubrey Laurence There’s something special about...

Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park

Book excerpt by Lauren Danner North Cascades National Park is unlike any national park that came before it. Its advocates wanted to preserve it as...

Adventures in Cyclocross

By Spencer Paxson Alpinist Fred Beckey once said of mountaineering, “an adventurous goal helps one discover those essential human qualities – curiosity, patience, fear, alertness,...

Achieve grace on a mountain bike with minimal effort

Story and photos by Luca Williams The first time I went mountain biking, I went with buddies from high school on a bike that wasn’t...

Paradise Preserved: Easement secures permanent access to Galbraith Mountain

By Oliver Lazenby I. Evolution In the past 30 years, Galbraith Mountain has gone from a little-used patch of forest where dirt bikers twisted throttles through...