MBE Fall 2018

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Paradise Preserved: Easement secures permanent access to Galbraith Mountain

By Oliver Lazenby I. Evolution In the past 30 years, Galbraith Mountain has gone from a little-used patch of forest where dirt bikers twisted throttles through...

New trails at Lake Whatcom and plans for many more

  Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby With the second summer of construction on Lake Whatcom trails nearly done, bikers and hikers will soon be able...

Bag It Up: Help keep the backcountry permit-free with responsible poop...

By Jason D. Martin Poop. Yep. That’s right. Poop. That’s what all the cool kids are talking about these days. Or perhaps, more specifically, the cool...

Parting Shot: Jason Hummel’s glacier project

To me, the unknown is uncovering for yourself what’s new and exciting. It’s both walking in the footprints of others and creating your own...

Seduced by the Juice: An e-bike primer

By Pat Grubb A silent revolution in the cycling world that began in China and conquered Europe is now riding strong across North America. Electric bikes,...

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....

Postcards: Whidbey Island’s Kettles Trail system

From the Whidbey Island Bicycle Club The Kettles Trail System is a jewel stationed between Oak Harbor and Coupeville on Whidbey Island. The area gets...