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The legendary Ski to Sea is set for Sunday, May 26, 2024 and registration is officially open. After celebrating 50 years of the iconic relay race last year, Whatcom Events opened up its …

This article marks the sixth time that Mount Baker Experience has featured mountain trivia. I hear it all the time. When is the next mountain trivia issue coming out … ? Well, you asked. And so, you shall receive. With that said, let’s get to it!

Once upon a time, there were two brothers, John and his younger brother Drew, who grew up in their parents’ ski shop on Northstar Mountain in California. When they weren’t outside sliding on the snow, they ran around the ski shop getting in the way of ski techs and other mountain people and generally making a rambunctious nuisance of themselves. Sure, they learned about DIN settings, camber and torsional rigidity but what really rubbed off the on these boys was their love of mountains and skiing.

It’s no secret the glaciers and the alpine environment are changing, yet despite extensive media coverage, it remains an issue that’s tough to fully comprehend. Those who are lucky enough to live in the shadow of big, glaciated mountains can only see so much change from down below. From Bellingham, it’s easy to spot the difference in Mt. Baker’s soft, snowy winter coat and its rocky summer skeleton, but it’s hard to notice how increasingly famished it become each summer.

If there’s one person who can illustrate the tumultuous history of the initial incorporation of the park, the inception of its caretaker, North Cascades Institute, and the ongoing efforts to educate and share the pristine wilderness with all, it would be John C. Miles.

Leave your sack lunch at home this ski season, because the restaurant scene is heating up in Glacier.

Mount Baker Experience hosted a night of drinks, brats, and dozens of raffled gifts all going to benefit Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC), who work tirelessly to keep backcountry recreators safe and …

Story and photos by Nolan Baker The 2023 Mt. Baker Hill Climb was a rousing success atop Artist Point on Sunday, September 17. Hundreds of cyclists from among the Pacific Northwest and around the …

Past, present, and future come together on Lummi Island in the practice of reefnetting. Photo by Travis Moose. Story by Erin Deinzer. Photos by Travis Moose. Historical photos courtesy Washington …

COVER: A waterfall hundreds of feet high, full of stair-stepped drops, born on high snowfields and alp slopes, presents Jenny Abegg with a view to ogle over while fording. Photo by Jason Hummel. Fall …

"The world is full of magic things patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." - Williams B. Yeats Courtesy Holly Koon By Luca Williams Photos courtesy Holly Koon Watching Holly Koon hike down …

Photo by Jasmine Long Words and photos by Jasmine Long A warm breeze and a cold beer on a hot summer day in the Northwest give us pleasant memories to hold through our cold dark winters. Enjoying …

By Jason D. Martin Jason Martin nears the summit of Mt. Rogers. Photo by Jim Mediatore. Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) trainings teach us about biases that society has programmed into us. The …

Tara Simpson on the Ptarmigan Traverse. Jason Hummel photo Kayakers enjoy an early summer sunset off the shore of Larrabee State Park. Audra Lee Mercille photo Pete Devries on the beach corner, …

The inlets near Seward, Alaska, which admirably depicts the beautiful surroundings while fishing for silver salmon. Janessa Anderson photo Angling in southern Alaska during late summer coho abundance …

Phil Gaimon at the Whiskey Tango Fondo, a gravel ride in Alabama Hills, California. Gaimon plans to race Whatcom County’s Mt. Baker Hill Climb in September and feature the event on his YouTube …

Mark Belles and friend work on a sign. Photo courtesy Mark Belles By Luca Williams I t is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help. ~ Epicurus It’s been many …

Channel Islands National Park. Matt Treat photo By Ian Haupt M att Treat is halfway to his goal of visiting every U.S. national park. During the pandemic, Treat said — like most people — he …

Karl Krüger takes a selfie in front of an iceberg in the Arctic. Karl Kr üger photo By Ian Haupt L ast summer, Karl Krüger sat in Paulatuk at ease. Krüger had set off from Tuktoyaktuk, bound for …

Lindsey Moceri fly fishing. Tony Moceri photo Fly fishing and gold panning as a couple By Tony Moceri Teach a woman to fly fish, and she will have food for a lifetime, teach a man to gold pan, and he …

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