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Grant Gunderson: 25 Years at Mt. Baker

1/17/2024
25 years ago, Grant Gunderson moved to Bellingham to ski and pursue a degree in plastics engineering at Western Washington University. That year, Mt. Baker was about to set a world record for …

Glacier's Back

11/22/2023
Leave your sack lunch at home this ski season, because the restaurant scene is heating up in Glacier.

MBE hosts fundraiser for Northwest Avalanche Center in …

10/13/2023
Mount Baker Experience hosted a night of drinks, brats, and dozens of raffled gifts all going to benefit Northwest Avalanche Center (NWAC), who work tirelessly to keep backcountry recreators safe and …

2023 Mt. Baker Hill Climb Gallery

9/18/2023
Story and photos by Nolan Baker The 2023 Mt. Baker Hill Climb was a rousing success atop Artist Point on Sunday, September 17. Hundreds of cyclists from among the Pacific Northwest and around the …

Flying on Water: Wing Foiling Bellingham Bay

8/31/2023
Words by Ethan Fritzberg. Photos by Ethan Fritzberg and Aaron Knapp Wing foiling is the newest and by far fastest-growing wind sport. An inflatable hand wing and a hydrofoil board allow you to …

Fall 2023 Gallery

8/31/2023
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 …

NW Tune-Up Livens Downtown Bellingham

8/31/2023
Photo by Jasmine Long Words and photos by Jasmine Long A warm breeze and a cold beer on a hot summer day in the Northwest give us pleasant memories to hold through our cold dark winters. Enjoying …

Summer 2023 photo gallery

6/8/2023
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, …

Park questing: A Q&A with Matt Treat

6/7/2023
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 …

Spring 2023 photo gallery

3/8/2023
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 …

Wild Patagonia

3/2/2023
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 …

Winter 2022 photo gallery

12/1/2022
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 …

Traversing Washington’s peaks

12/1/2022
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 …

Mount Baker Experience magazine and contributors win …

11/30/2022
Mount Baker Experience summer 2021 issue with Matthew Tangeman cover photo. Mount Baker Experience and its contributors won awards at Washington Newspaper Publishers Association’s Better Newspaper …

Historical photo, winter 2022

11/30/2022
Early days of the Mt. Baker Ski Area. Historical photo courtesy Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA

Fall 2022 photo gallery

9/1/2022
Brendan Morrison hiking Mt. McClausland, with Lake Valhalla in the background. Matthew Tangeman photo End of hiking season colors along the Skyline Divide. Evan Skoczenski photo Humans best friend …

360 Degrees

9/1/2022
From Mt. Olympus in 2018. Hummel finishes The Circumnavigation Project on Mt. Baker Story and photos by Jason Hummel T he knowledge of a mountain, the true understanding of where it is rooted in the …

Clear weather, dark skies

8/31/2022
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, …