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Winchester Lookout locked for winter after abuse

Volunteer group and Forest Service close Winchester Lookout in winter after increased skier use led to increased damage. Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby For backcountry...

Moon Beams

Skiing under the light of a full moon Story and photos by Sam Lozier Last year’s ski season started with an unusually early storm. I’d been...

A Month on the Mountain: Mount Baker crew does Denali

Story and photos by Andy Basabe I laid my book on the downy red ripples of Jerry’s sleeping bag and rolled on top of him...

Tolkien’s Cold Mountains

Exploring BC’s Brian Waddington Hut By Andy Basabe I couldn’t afford to go to Japan, but I had to go somewhere. By Christmas 2014, I had...

Cold & Bold

Jake Merrill, Dustin Byrne and Peter Sundberg set out to traverse the Twin Sisters range in winter - a feat that, according to record, hadn't been done before.

American Alps

Jason Hummel and Kyle Miller complete the fabled American Alps Traverse on skis and splitboard in the North Cascades.

Ode to Randy Hook: Remembering a Mt. Baker legend

  By Maya Hunger On January 1, the Mt. Baker Ski Area quietly greeted the new year. It was a calm and clear morning and the...

Face shots

Winding up Highway 542, the sun plays hide and seek through the clouds and mountain peaks surrounding us. With our dog in the back of the Subaru, skis and splitboard on top, and coffee in hand, we eagerly look forward to a day in the beautiful Mt. Baker backcountry.

Avalanche Awareness

Don't go into the backcountry without it Story by Pat Grubb  Photos by Louise MugarIt’s pretty simple, actually. There’s only one thing you need to know...

Rendezvous Huts: Postcard from the Methow

Story and photos by Benjamin Whitney The invitation read: Hey, guys, think fast! I booked two nights at the Rendezvous Huts in the Methow for...