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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...

Farmers Markets

Find fresh, locally grown produce at these farmers markets in Washington and B.C.

Hiking the Hidden Lake Peaks

Hiking the Hidden Lake Peaks Story and photos by Aubrey Laurence Explore an alpine wonderland. It may sound strange, but if you hike often enough you...

I heard it on the highway

I heard it on the highway - Summer music festivals on Highway 542. On winter mornings when the snow is dumping in the mountains, cars flow single file down the whole length of Highway 542 to get the goods. A similar effect happens...

Bowron Lakes

Bowron Lakes, by Jason Hummel. Places have their sounds. They travel with you wherever you go. When an owl hoots, memories of desert canyons above Death Valley are awakened...

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:...

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...

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...

First Descent

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

Annie’s Pizza Station

Annie's Pizza StationStory and photos by Sue Madsen Concrete, Washington, is famous for its speed trap, its role as the setting for Tobias Wolff’s “This...