If you can see Mt. Baker, you are part of The Experience
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“So, I’m a cowboy.” I gazed at my companion in the hot pool at Alvord Hot Springs. He shrugged. I’d asked what brought him to this ultra-remote spot in southeast Oregon, …

From snowflake to sea swell, water has a cycle. A circulatory system whose seasonal heartbeat pumps snowmelt into this green and gracious land so many of us have come to call home. Yet any …

The use of a GPS has never been easier. In the old days, we carried around bulky devices that didn’t even have the capacity to allow for mapping. They just directed you to waypoints. Since …

I'm pondering microclimates as I paddle up a quiet flow of water, the Kalihiwai River, on the north shore of Kauai. Yes, there are “rivers” in the Hawaiian Islands, though they would be …

The ability to share our time in the wilderness with other people is a gift. We hike on trails and ski down slopes, taking in the scene together, locking in whatever images our minds are capable of …

Nooksack Nordic Ski Club has been organizing like-minded skiers to get out on groomed trails around its namesake river since the 1990s. What started as a small group of dedicated winter recreationists has slowly grown into a yearly institution in the Mt. Baker foothills.

Photo by Tony Moceri. Story and photos by Tony Moceri The feet in front of me deftly navigate the rocks and roots as they scamper up the trail. Quickly, the trail running shoes I’m following reach …

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 …

Maddie balances on a thin log while crossing a creek about a mile from camp on day one. Proving yourself as the only woman in the group By Madeline Downie After driving six or so hours from …

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, …

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 …

From l.: Recreation Northwest executive director Todd Elsworth, Bellingham Parks director Nicole Oliver and Bellingham mayor Seth Fleetwood at a small ribbon cutting for the native plant garden in …

Video screenshot A terrifying video of a skier saving a snowboarder who was upside down in a tree well at Mt. Baker has made regional news. In the video, a skier nearly skis over an upside down …

KC Deane mountain biking in a Bellingham forest. Grant Gunderson photo, from cover Sunset, fire, sand and surf frame a perfect evening south of Ozette on the coast of Washington. Jason Griffith photo …

Anthony Garvin. Courtesy photo Environmental attorney and photographer Anthony Garvin was so taken by his experiences traveling in Patagonia in 2012 and 2022 that he decided he wanted more people to …

By Luca Williams “Remember the past. Think of the future. Live in the now.” — Ryan Brooks When you are the smallest kid in junior high in Arlington, Texas, you are bound to get bullied, like …

Backcountry skiers skin up Mt. Baker's Bagley Basin area. The Revitalized Cascade Backcountry Alliance Story and photos by Nick Belcaster The secret’s out, folks. Or has been out. Or was never a …

Whatcom Museum courtesy photo The 7-leg relay race hopes to have all 50 states represented By Ian Haupt Ski to Sea will celebrate its 50th birthday this year on Memorial Day weekend. While the first …

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