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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Maple Falls Cafe

MAPLE FALLS CAFE Gourmet eats in Maple Falls. Seattle chef and restaurateur Sam Hassan is bringing his unique take on good food to Maple Falls with...

Good Brews

GOOD BREWS Story and photos by Aubrey Laurence New breweries popping up. According to the Brewers Association, which represents craft breweries in the United States,...

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...

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...