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New Bellingham guiding collective ready for upcoming season

By Ian Haupt Cascade Mountain Ascents (CMA) is a new-ish, worker-owned mountain guiding collective based in Bellingham. All previous workers of multiple guiding companies, Mike Elges,...

The Old Lady of Mount Baker

By Ian Haupt The Mount Baker Lodge opened to guests in 1927. Near the front entrance of the lodge was a fountain with spring water piped...

Family hikes in Canada’s North Cascades

By Stephen Hui Gorgeous scenery abounds in the North Cascades on both sides of the border. However, some epic trails may be a tad ambitious...

Mountain bike first aid with Backcountry Medical Guides

Story and photos by Nick Belcaster So who here is part of the busted collar bone club? Up go more hands than I expected. Certainly more...

Cannabis Q&A

Benefits and recommendations for using cannabis outdoors By Ian Haupt Going into the summer hiking season, we asked budtenders from Blaine area dispensaries Birch Bay Budz,...

Ski Alaska

Exploring the Great Land of the White Story by Eric Lucas It’s a long way down from the top of Alyeska Ski Resort. In fact, when...

Firecraft Northwest

A one-person outdoor education program Story by Ian Haupt Rubbing two sticks together. Put so simply, it sounds trivial. Yet it was necessary for all that’s...

Fresh corduroy, crackly loaves, trainer sessions

A day in the life of a local cyclist with an eye on the pros Story by Jack Bardi I’ve been accused of taking on too...

What to expect in a backcountry rescue

Story and photos by Jason D. Martin, American Alpine Institute executive director You’re sliding down a pristine snow slope, miles from the trailhead. That’s when it...

Courtesy of the wings

Story by Elizabeth Kimberly Your vantage is different from the sky. With wings, you can kiss volcanic summits and lenticular clouds in a matter of...