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Mount Baker Experience  People, issues and adventures on and around Mt. Baker since 1986. Tag #mtbakerexp.

Hiking season is in full swing in the high country, with many trails snow-free and the rest rapidly melting. Whether you’re getting out for a week or a day, you can probably borrow some tools from @nickontheroad's ultralight thru hiking toolkit. He’s been on the @pacificcrest.trail since April and learned a thing or two. Link to story in bio.
#ultralightbackpacking #pacificcresttrail #pacificcresttrail2018 #backpacking

It's back! The cult-favorite bicycle race to Artist Point returns this September. Hosted by the Ski to Sea organizers, the Mt. Baker Hill Climb goes from Chair 9 in Glacier to Artist Point, climbing more than 4,000 feet in about 24 miles. Link to story in bio.
#pnwexplored #artistpoint #mtbaker #hillclimb

More from our new issue. Good reading for a rainy weekend!

Introducing a special issue of Mount Baker Experience. Our North Cascades National Park 50th birthday issue is out and available at fine retailers now. Pick it up and get ready for a physical and mental exploration one of the wildest parks in the lower 48 – a spot that looms large in our backyard and in our psyche. Photo by @gabe_rogel .
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#northcascades#northcascadesnationalpark#pnwonderland#pncollective #optoutside #travelwell#travelstoke #goplayoutside #Keepitwild#Neverstopexploring #Mindthemountains#mountaingram #beautifuldestinations#nature #landscape #mountain#findyouradventure

📷 @andyporterimages Did you know it's International Dark Sky Week? The globe is getting brighter by the day. Photos from space show lights metastasizing over time in already bright places and reaching farther into islands of darkness, like a pinball machine coming to life in a dark parlor.
In the Pacific Northwest, we’ve got it pretty good. Bob Berman, author and astronomer, figures an observer has to be able to see about 450 stars to appreciate the night sky. In North Cascades National Park, one can see more than six times that many on a clear night, according to park service research.
But it’s getting worse even in the park. Unlike most environmental problems, though, we haven’t lost anything. It’s all up there. All we have to do is turn off our lights.
Link to story in bio

Consider this @jasonhummel photo from the summit of Mt. Spickard in our spring issue a reminder that the weather will look like this again someday.
#maybenextweek #butprobablynot #northcascades #skimountaineering #splitboarding

Powsurfing – it’s not too late to try it this winter. And it’s certainly not too late to start shaping a board for next year. Link to story by @nickontheroad in bio. Photo by @evanskoczenski and a nice looking turn by @nickontheroad #powsurf #noboard #northcascades #mtbaker

Mount Erie experience. @kenagym

Fresh snow in gunner's, yesterday's leftovers everywhere else. @therealmtbakerskiarea

"Even during benign days mountains come armed with mystifying defenses and dangers. After we reached the summit and began our ski descent, at some point during the first few turns, my touring partner and I separated. To this day, I don’t know exactly how we lost one another." A powerful reminder to have a plan! Story and photo by @whitney.ben
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#skitouring #mountaineering #mtbaker #cascadia #pnw #volcanoseason

Our spring 2018 issue is live online and shipping now!
Features include a ski trip to Unist'ot'en Camp on the route of a proposed pipeline, losing a partner high on Mt. Baker, a guide to easy bicycle loops, mountain trivia, @sawltybum Surf art, glossy photo gallery, UFOs, spirits, beer, and much more. Cover photo by @_ericmickelson

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