Hiking Central Washington
Central Washington, bleached out and flat in the black and white hike-book photos, is nicely staged in person: walls of simple creek beds fold around you; in spring, flowered ridges go forever. In contrast to our west-side abstention from leaving the comfort of a recognized trail, any place in...
Spectacular views await at Sauk Mountain
Climbing a Sleeping Giant
Hiking Mount St. Helens
Sister City Seven
Seven Athletes Hailing from Bellingham’s Sister Cities Unite to Create an International Ski-to-Sea Super Team
Few cities provide easy access to hikes that offer thousands of feet of elevation gain. But Bellingham is one such city, as it offers a plethora of hiking trails just south of downtown, many of which feature significant elevation gain.
Raptor Ridge and Pine and Cedar Lakes
Located in the heart of the Chuckanut Mountains, Raptor Ridge and Pine and Cedar Lakes give hikers many reasons to boot up and hit the trail. Initially challenging but short, the trails offer easy access to the lakes and ridge—and the views, once ridgetops are attained, can be dramatic.
When a sunny day begins to blend into a week of beautiful weather I unconsciously find myself heading less inland and instead toward the open coast. The Chuckanut range and Larrabee State Park rest just a few minutes south of Bellingham along Samish Bay. This coastal environment is a true...
Hiking Hannegan Pass
Dramatically fewer people hike in the winter than in the summer. Just navigating the snowy roads can be a scare. But once you've made the decision to go, there's more to take into account when it comes to weather conditions and knowledge of a terrain.
Diablo Lake Trail
The spring season in the Northwest can be difficult if you're a hiker looking for a Cascades trail with good elevation and views to match, while still hoping to avoid all the snow. This year is especially tricky with all the wet weather, which made for great spring ski conditions, extending the...