Get High

Meet Rainier's Temporary Town at 10,000 Feet

A day and a night at Camp Muir, home base for climbers, guides, and rangers, halfway up a volcano.

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Wild Life

Ballard's Ascent Outdoors Is Back from the Dead

The sudden April closure was a shock, but a local mountain guide is resurrecting the outdoor retail shop.

06/26/2019 By Allison Williams

Hanging out

New Rock Climbing Gym Opens in SoDo

Momentum is the second bouldering-centric space in the city. Look, Ma, no ropes!

09/04/2018 By Katheryn Grice

Feature

White Users Dominate the Outdoors Nationwide, and the Pacific Northwest Is No Exception

The outdoors are for everyone—but getting everyone outside isn't going to happen on its own.

05/22/2018 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

Day Hike Summits in Washington

You don't need expedition gear to get high.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

Washington's 6 Signature Mountains Are Waiting

This is how you reach the top of the world.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Mountain Adventures

You Climbed Rainier. BFD.

Does anyone still care about the state’s biggest mountain?

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

Feature

Unburied: The Secrets of a Deadly Mount Baker Avalanche

In 1986, a snow slide on a Cascade volcano engulfed four young men in a torrent of ice and snow. Almost 30 years later, the mountain gave something back.

03/24/2015 By Allison Williams