MBE Winter 2016

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Three rivers, many eagles

Winter eagle watching on the Squamish, Nooksack and Skagit By Ian Ferguson Photos by David Riffle In winter, the riparian areas around northwest rivers provide prime habitat...

Musings on slippery roots

By Spencer Paxson Photo by Brian Chapel The other night I was winding things down, attempting a productive review of the upcoming week’s training sessions and...

How to build a trail

By Ian Ferguson The Bellingham-based non-profit Recreation Northwest expanded its role from race organizer to environmental steward in 2014, and less than a year later,...

Fat Biking

Not just for the fringe By Spencer Paxson The cynics have called it an “abomination of the noblest invention.” The visionaries have deemed it a portal...

Strategic shoveling

By Jason Martin Avalanches are terrifying. Like many backcountry travelers, I’ve had a few close calls, but others have been through something far worse. They’ve been...

In their words: The Nepal Earthquake

Two local women tell their story of living through one of Nepal’s greatest tragedies Jeannie DeBari and Doreen Richmond were nearing the end of the...

Tolkien’s Cold Mountains

Exploring BC’s Brian Waddington Hut By Andy Basabe I couldn’t afford to go to Japan, but I had to go somewhere. By Christmas 2014, I had...

Rolling thunder

An inside look at bowling and the people who like it By Steve Guntli This is the story of how I went bowling and drank beer...