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North Cascades Highway scheduled to close November 15 for winter

Every year State Route 20, North Cascades Highway, closes around mid-November for the winter. In a media release, Washington State Department of Transportation announced...

2021 NWAC benefit

What a great event to support Northwest Avalanche Center last night at Twin Sisters Brewing Company. Thanks for coming out, buying raffle tickets, and...

Washington Sno-Park fees increase for first time since 2009

Washington State Parks will be increasing the price of its Sno-Park permits this year, which go on sale November 1. The seasonal permit fee...

Finding the Lost Ledge: A miniguide

Guide and photos by Jason D. Martin, executive director of the American Alpine Institute Discovered and developed by a small cadre of Bellingham boulderers, the...

Skagit Headwaters

B.C. and Washington governments, tribes, businesses continue to oppose mining in headwaters of Skagit River Story by Ian Haupt Photos courtesy of the Wilderness Committee Those in...

Pandemic pivot

Events-based nonprofit shifts focus to outdoor recreation and nature education Story and photos by Ian Haupt If you sign up for one of Recreation Northwest’s Nature...

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...

Sucia Island boat camping

Story and photos by Jason Griffith The sky seemed to have merged with the sea, except the stars below the horizon were like fireflies winking...