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The CCC in Glacier

THE CCC IN GLACIER Story by Janet Oakley Photos reproduced at the National Archives at Seattle The legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Have you ever...

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...

Mountain Biking in Bellingham

Over 50 miles of trails within the city limits and a growing trail network just south have already earned Bellingham a global reputation in the mountain bike community. Throw in 8,000 acres of recently purchased parkland, a massive core of dedicated trail builders and...

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...

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...

What’s in your first-aid kit?

Richard Riquelme has seen his share of wilderness emergencies. He offered advice for how to pack a medical kit based on the types of emergencies he's witnessed in the field...

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...

Paddling the Skagit River

PADDLING THE SKAGIT Story by Sue Madsen From Marblemount to the delta, the Skagit River offers serenity and surprises. The Skagit River starts 23 miles north...

Fishing Baker Lake

FISHING BAKER LAKE Story by Sue Madsen Photos by Mike Carey Improvements have turned this lake into a salmon fisher’s haven. Mist rises from the deep,...