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  • Fish that don’t belong - The holdout Arctic grayling of the North Cascades Story and photos by Nick Belcaster This is a story about a fish that shouldn’t be here. Maybe the grayling hears me, because it shudders in my hand as I cradle it in the lake. This part of fishing always feels the most guilty — the shy […]
  • Acme General Store employee celebrates 37 years of service - By Ian Haupt When Sue Masters has a day off from work at Acme General Store, customers routinely ask, “Where’s Sue?” She’s a staple at the store and in October will be celebrating 37 years as an employee. Acme General Store, 2035 Valley Highway, provides gas and groceries to the small town of Acme, east […]
  • 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 from the bottom of Table Mountain. Furnished with dozens of chairs, lounges and writing tables with stationary bearing the local scenery, the lobby was 130 feet long and 50 […]
  • Mountain Trivia: Round Five - By Jason D. Martin This article marks the fifth 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! 1) The newest edition to Bellingham climbing […]
  • Roy’s picnic table - By Tony Moceri On a late winter day in March, Mother Nature teased an early spring offering: A beautiful day that reminds all of us from the Pacific Northwest why we live here. My good friend Casey Diggs and I had unfinished business with a trail we had hiked last summer. Known by locals as […]
  • Peace and its forms - San Juan National Historic Park offers endangered species, rare ecosystems and peace commemoration By Eric Lucas Imagine a park honoring peace. Not just peace — the absence of war. Not just absence of it — prevention of it. Sounds pretty choice right now, yes? That’s exactly what San Juan Island National Historical Park is about. […]
  • Sentinels on the Peaks - Darrington residents restore fire lookout, now open for overnighters Story by Martha Rasmussen | Photos courtesy Friends of North Mountain The Great Fire of 1910 incinerated over 3 million acres of timberlands spanning Washington, Idaho and Montana, consuming entire towns in its path and killing 87 people. The historic firestorm inspired a new approach to […]
  • Washington Glacier Ski Project - By Jason Hummel Some 20,000 years ago, glaciers ruled the planet. As the world warmed, the Cascades we know and love today were revealed. Yet fragments of those great continental glaciers survived. There were nearly 300 named glaciers in Washington state in the 20th century. Together they made up more than two-thirds of the remaining […]
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  • 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 the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community are known as the Salmon People. They are descended from the Swinomish, Kikiallus, Samish and Lower Skagit tribes, who inhabited Skagit Valley and […]

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