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A yoga pose for carrying loads

Chest opener for backpackers By Luca Williams As I plan my annual backpack trip, I think about what lured me to backpacking in the first place....

Ski to Sea competitors can now race multiple legs

A change to the historic race allows competitors to race in three legs. Teams can have between three and eight members. By Oliver Lazenby What’s the...

Fix pain from snowboarding with the tree pose

Snowboarding's asymmetry can extract a physical toll. If you let it. By Luca Williams My mother grew up in a small town in the mountainous region...

New trail running festival aspires to build community

Festival 542, coming to the end of the highway this fall, will allow runners to make connections and run from a mountain base camp. By...

Snowshoes and Brews: Destinations for winter trails and beer

By Brandon Fralic When the lowlands succumb to sogginess and the highlands are buried in snow, there’s one thing that gets me through Northwest winters:...

How to stimulate feet for better balance

Story and photo by Luca Williams So there I was – on the coast of Kenya hoeing corn and collecting coconuts. My friend’s great-grandmother, working...

The first Mt. Baker Ultra Marathon: Concrete to Mt. Baker and...

By Oliver Lazenby In 1938, the town of Concrete in the North Cascades foothills went dark and lost power just as aliens invaded in Orson...

The importance of rest

By Luca Williams I grew up near the jungles of Panama, and one of my favorite memories is waking up before my family and listening to...

All the trails: Riding all the mountain bike trails in Bellingham...

By Spencer Paxson On a dim and drizzly Sunday afternoon I lugged my bike up the steep hill to my house after a long ride....

Vitamin N (nature): A small dose provides substantial stress relief

  By Mandy LeBlanc A midweek hike through Discovery Park in Seattle recently brought a surprising amount of tranquility to my life – after a short sunset...