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Commuting: My Ski to Sea training

By Ian Haupt I turn left off Haxton Way onto Lapman Road. Nearing the halfway point of the ride, I pull out my phone to...

Northwest Tune-Up to celebrate Bellingham’s mountain bike, beer and music culture

Featuring musical guests Reggie Watts, Wolf Parade, PJ Morton, The Dip and more The Northwest Tune-Up announced its inaugural festival will be July 8-10, with...

Chasing a Shadow: The Planned Revival of the North Cascades...

A look at the history of a long organized but victim to little progress conservation effort to repatriate grizzlies into Washington’s North Cascades By Nick...

Q&A: Photographer Marcus Paladino on surfing in Tofino, adopting a ...

By Ian Haupt | Photos by Marcus Paladino Tofino-based surf photographer Marcus Paladino has shot for surf magazines in Hawaii, Australia and on both coasts...

Peace and its forms

San Juan National Historic Park offers endangered species, rare ecosystems and peace commemoration By Eric Lucas Imagine a park honoring peace. Not just peace — the absence...

The Art of Swiftwater Canyoneering

Story and photos by Jason D. Martin, executive director of the American Alpine Institute Ice-cold water slid down the rope and over my hands as...

Sentinels on the Peaks

Darrington residents restore fire lookout, now open for overnighters Story by Martha Rasmussen | Photos courtesy Friends of North Mountain The Great Fire of 1910 incinerated...

Getting off the Beach

First R2AK paddleboarder Karl Kruger to cross 1,900 miles of Northwest Passage By Ian Haupt Karl Kruger grew up in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, where he...

Washington Glacier Ski Project

By Jason Hummel Some 20,000 years ago, glaciers ruled the planet. As the world warmed, the Cascades we know and love today were revealed. Yet...