MBE Winter 2016

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Cold Days, Hot Toddies

By Kara Furr While I’m all for a good Tom and Jerry on a cold winter day, so many more hot cocktails are just as...

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,...

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...

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...

The grain that defines: the creative world of N-Grained Inc.

Story and photos by Brad Andrew From the outside, the unassuming white stucco-clad building on the corner of Flora Street and Grand Avenue in downtown...

Home on Wheels: Van life can make full-time adventure a reality

By Ian Ferguson From ski area parking lots to highway pull-offs across the continent, the van lifestyle made popular in the ’60s is experiencing a...

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...

Kona comes to Bellingham

Story and photos by Teresa Schmidt Kona Bikes, a Whatcom County-bred manufacturing company with a global following, is several months into its bold decision to...

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