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First Descent

The pool is questionably deep and the drop itself is very difficult. After watching Fred and Brendan drop, I was fired up...

Enliven your kayak photography

ENLIVEN YOUR KAYAK PHOTOGRAPHY Story and photos by Neil Schulman Learn helpful tips from a professional photographer. The days are long. The weather’s warm. Paddling beckons:...

From Bali to Baker

From Bali to Baker, by Pat Grubb. Two years ago, I had the good fortune to spend nearly a month in Bali. The Balinese are a deeply spiritual people whose religion is a syncretism of Hinduism, Buddhism and Animism. They believe the sea is the source of many evil spirits and...

Locally owned, globally known

Locally owned, globally known, by Ian Ferguson. The owners and employees of Transition, a Ferndale-based mountain bike company, are a funny bunch. Call their headquarters and the guy on the voicemail will walk you through the menu in a Hank Hill Texas drawl. Check the...

Summer 2013 Photo Gallery

Photos from our summer 2013 issue...

Mt. Erie

THE LOCAL CRAG Story and photos by Ian Ferguson Rock climbing on Mt. Erie. If Ky Nayfield slips or loses his balance, he will fall...

There Will Be Mud

There will be mud, by Jason Martin. I’m not huge on running, but I’ve always been adventurous – mountain climbing, backcountry skiing and exploring odd places. A friend of mine suggested I might enjoy a mud race...

Going Deep

GOING DEEP Story by Brandy Kiger Shreve  The Salish Sea offers world-class diving.If you tire of the backcountry and your legs feel a little heavy after...

Hiking the Hidden Lake Peaks

Hiking the Hidden Lake Peaks, by Aubrey Laurence. It may sound strange, but if you hike often enough you can become desensitized to many of the great views you come across. Sure, you still appreciate them to a point, but overexposure has a cruel way of dulling your senses...

Dual Adventure

Dual adventure, by Jason Martin. My friend said he wanted to ride a bike to Mt. Baker, ski it and ride home in one day. Riding up to the mountain and skiing seemed reasonable, but doing it in a day sounded a little extreme...