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  • Northwest Tune-Up: On for next year, with changes and first year behind it - Story and photos by Ian Haupt Organizing an inaugural event in any year is difficult. Building connections with sponsors, vendors, volunteers, the community, the city and cultivating a crowd take time and trust. They also require some degree of certainty and security. Which we had little of in 2020 and 2021. A global pandemic will […]
  • Northwest Tune-Up to celebrate Bellingham’s mountain bike, beer and music culture - Featuring musical guests Reggie Watts, Wolf Parade, PJ Morton, The Dip and more The Northwest Tune-Up announced its inaugural festival will be July 8-10, with events taking place in Bellingham’s waterfront district and on Galbraith Mountain. Early bird tickets are on sale now for the three-day celebration of Bellingham’s mountain bike, beer and music scene. […]
  • Review: Mountaineering Books - Reviewed by Meg Olson Written in the Snows: Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest Lowell Skoog Mountaineers Books As I was describing Lowell Skoog’s detail-rich chronicle “Written in the Snows: Across Time on Skis in the Pacific Northwest” to a fellow bookseller, he gave a knowing nod. “It’s like Game of Thrones, but […]
  • Mountain Trivia: A great bouldering spot in the Chuckanuts, and what hasn’t been named Kulshan - By Jason D. Martin This article marks the fourth time that the Mount Baker Experience has featured mountain trivia. We have run this as an actual trivia night at the Stones Throw Brewery in the past, but alas … Covid-19. Soon we’ll all be vaccinated and we’ll be able to get back to some in […]
  • Review: Higher Love - By Meg Olson Higher Love Kit DesLauriers Mountaineers Books Kit DesLauriers has climbed the highest mountain on each of the world’s seven continents. Then skied from the summit. That’s just nuts. In “Higher Love: Climbing and Skiing the Seven Summits,” DesLauriers takes readers along for the ride as she moves from a successful career as […]
  • Review: Orca - By Meg Olson Orca: Shared Waters, Shared Home Lynda V. Mapes Braided River, A Co-Publication with The Seattle Times Our bookstore hangs over the waters of Penn Cove where, in 1970, 100 orca were trapped behind nets and herded with firecrackers. Seven were taken into captivity and sold, and five died. Members of Lummi Nation […]
  • Review: Cookbooks for the campsite coffee table - By Meg Olson It’s time to take our meals outside. Whether you’re pitching a tent, hitting the road, or setting out on the trail, good food is part of having a good time. These books take campsite and trailside dining to a new level, from what to pack to cooking wild. The Campfire Cookbook Viola, […]
  • Who tames the Khumbu Icefall, and other mountain trivia - This is the third installment of Mount Baker Experience Mountain Trivia. Find the answers at the bottom of this page. By Jason D. Martin 1 The well-regarded novelist behind the “Hyperion Cantos” science fiction series penned a piece of historical fiction about Mt. Everest. In his book ,“The Abominable,” a year has gone by since […]
  • Outdoor Halloween horror on the little screen - By Jason D. Martin As the Halloween holiday approaches, many of us start to think about horror movies. We kind of like to be scared. We like the tension and jump-out-of-your-seat moments that are the bread and butter of these kinds of films. But deep down we know the truth. Most horror movies are complete […]
  • Parting Shot: Cellist on the Pacific Crest Trail - “I was hiking the Pacific Crest Trail from Snoqualmie Pass to Stevens Pass solo. This fellow was on a summer break from school and spending time exploring the West Coast. We started the same day and he would walk for a few miles then stop and play. He walked almost 70 miles with that cello! […]

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