If you can see Mt. Baker, you are part of The Experience
Hiking and Camping

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 …

Elea Plotkin, who grew up in Van Zandt, graduated from Mount Baker High School and whose parents owned the Everybody’s Store, published her debut novel about a professional extreme skier and single …

The One Sherpa Home team with Mingma and his wife in Phortse. Clark Parrish, left, and Dave Mauro, front left. Courtesy photo Bellingham climber raises funds to build new home for his Sherpa …

A screenshot of a trail in the TREAD Map app. Courtesy photo The TREAD Map app provides alerts and real-time updates for outdoor enthusiasts to avoid crowds and trail impediments. The app …

Looking southwest from Mt. Baker Ski Area's chair 1. Ian Haupt photo A Bellingham man died while snowboarding at Mt. Baker Ski Area December 10 in a deep snow immersion incident. Whatcom County …

Dean Collins skiing at Mt. Baker Ski Area. Grant Gunderson photo James Heim late to class. Grant Gunderson photo Peter "PJ" Moran measures about a 15-foot crown from helicopter avalanche control …

The writer, Jason Hummel, looks on over the Columbia River. Chris Starling photo Jason Hummel skis from the Columbia River to U.S./Canada border over more than a decade By Jason Hummel A cross the …

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