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“Because it’s there,” never did much for me. This winter my partner Elie and I visited New Zealand during their summer. We bought a camper minivan and toured the wonders of the …

In 1931, just after the stock market crash, philanthropists Anna & Archer Huntington opened what’s considered to be the U.S.’s first public outdoor sculpture garden. Situated on more …

There’s no comparison to the sense of anticipation as the sun begins to rise over the waters of Wildcat Cove in Larrabee State Park. Its illumination foreshadows an epic day of adventure. …

“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, …

Daring travel adventure does not always involve towering heights, raging rivers, gnarly trails or precipitous slopes. This particular misty June morning, in a damp and mossy rainforest woodland, is a …

When the term “wildlife photography” comes to mind, one can often automatically surround the imagined photo with that famous, bright yellow border that makes National Geographic covers so …

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 …

Years ago, while taking the train from Nairobi to Mombasa I recall thinking that traveling in Africa was reminiscent of childhood. As we passed by herds of elephants and giraffes, I remembered how we …

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.

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.

The flight of a fishing line is one of the most beautiful things humans can do in nature. The action is one of the few movements that feel as graceful as the animals with whom we share these wild places.

"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 …

reviews by Meg Olson Cascadia Field Guide: Art, Ecology, Poetry Edited by Elizabeth Bradfield, CMarie Fuhrman and Derek Sheffield Mountaineers Books My great-grandfather told my mother that it was …

Writer Eric Lucas stands in front of Big Red, in LaPine State Park, Oregon. Courtesy Eric Lucas Visiting our tall, quiet friends along the north Pacific By Eric Lucas Treebeard has nothing to say. …

Northern lights and Milky Way above Winchester Lookout. Andy Porter photo Stargazing the Baker way By Ian Haupt O n a clear night in North Cascades National Park, one can see nearly 3,000 stars, …

Grizzly bears in Chilcotin, B.C. Jeremy Williams/River Voices photo A look at the history of a long organized but victim to little progress conservation effort to repatriate grizzlies into …

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