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Guides adapt to a new normal of smokier summers

By Katie Griffith During an approach to Sahale Peak in summer 2018, Mountain Madness guide Amber Smith and her client enjoyed sunny, clear skies, with...

Chuckanut Drive: Contemplating safety along a popular, scenic road ride

Story and photos by Ian Haupt My hands come down on the bars. I push out and down to bring my chest forward as I...

Winter gear guide, 2021

Lib Tech Orca Breach the deep, eat the mank, slay the crud. The Lib Tech Orca does it all. Amazingly forgiving and easy to ride,...

Chains and all-wheel-drive vehicles

By Doug Dahl Q: The Washington State Patrol lists "alternative traction devices" that are approved for use when "Chains Required" signs are posted. However, the...

WCLS virtual events feature record-setting thru-hiker

Record-setting Pacific Crest Trail hiker Heather Anderson is giving a series of online talks and discussions for the Whatcom County Library System (WCLS) that’s already...

Guiding through a pandemic

Story and photos by Jason D. Martin American Alpine Institute executive director Though there had been news about Covid-19, most of us weren’t following it closely...

Video of the Week: Virtual Trail Running Film Festival preview

The 2020 Trail Running Film Festival is going virtual. Get a ticket at trailfilmfest.com and on May 1, you'll get a link to the...

Stay stoked and strong: resources for climbers at home

By Katie Griffith Public lands across the state of Washington, including many climbing areas, are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Trailheads, campgrounds, and day-use...
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Indoor Recommendations, Vol. 1

  It looks like we’re all going to be spending a lot of time inside, or at least close to home, for a while to...