MBE Summer 2012

MBE Summer 2012

An update for the 2012 version of the epic seven-leg adventure race.

I drag my fingers through the cool water of Bellingham Bay as the sun beats down on me. I’m lying on my stand up paddleboard, enjoying a warm, sunny afternoon. I roll over, grab my paddle and pop up onto my feet. With knees slightly bent and my back straight, I paddle toward my friend, looking forward to today’s adventure...

The first thing I saw at the Deming Logging Show grounds was an old wooden stump with dozens of chainsaws sticking out of it...

Hiking the Nooksack Cirque and Yellow Aster Butte trails Story and Photos By Ryan Hasert   The book drops with a familiar thud and joins the many...

As we turn off Chuckanut Drive and the pavement abruptly changes to gravel, my heart starts to pound with the anticipation of what lies ahead. The ascent up Cleator Road is slow, and we turn up the music to tune out the rattle of the bikes in the back of the truck...

Mountain Runners By Jeremy Schwartz Like the original Mt. Baker Marathon runners they’re seeking to portray, the crew behind the docudrama “The Mountain Runners” has had...

The Perseids are one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year. They’re especially rewarding to view because they peak in mid-August, a perfect time to plan a backpacking trip for stargazing...

The Pacific Northwest has some of the best diving in the world and, as the friend who had talked me into trying it had told me, “If you learn to dive here, diving anywhere else will be easy.”  The highlights of that...

'ROUND LUMMI Circumnavigating “the other” islandBy Dave Peebles The islands present a number of impediments to the would-be tourer, however, which I suppose is actually...

Great summer gear for 2012.