MBE Articles

MBE Articles

Stretched between two huge trees, you’re careening through the air at what seems like a thousand miles per hour, soaring high above fields, a gully, and a lake. The call comes from 100 feet away, filtering through Douglas firs and Western red cedars. “Zip on!”

The Perseids are one of the most prolific meteor showers of the year. They’re especially rewarding to view because they peak in mid-August, a perfect time to plan a backpacking trip for stargazing...

I first became aware of “turns all year” about seven years ago as I was entering college in New England. Instead of studying, I spent time tracking the weather, looking for ski partners and planning fantasy trips to far-off places.

I drag my fingers through the cool water of Bellingham Bay as the sun beats down on me. I’m lying on my stand up paddleboard, enjoying a warm, sunny afternoon. I roll over, grab my paddle and pop up onto my feet. With knees slightly bent and my back straight, I paddle toward my friend, looking forward to today’s adventure...

As we turn off Chuckanut Drive and the pavement abruptly changes to gravel, my heart starts to pound with the anticipation of what lies ahead. The ascent up Cleator Road is slow, and we turn up the music to tune out the rattle of the bikes in the back of the truck...

The Pacific Northwest has some of the best diving in the world and, as the friend who had talked me into trying it had told me, “If you learn to dive here, diving anywhere else will be easy.”  The highlights of that...

The first thing I saw at the Deming Logging Show grounds was an old wooden stump with dozens of chainsaws sticking out of it...

'ROUND LUMMI Circumnavigating “the other” islandBy Dave Peebles The islands present a number of impediments to the would-be tourer, however, which I suppose is actually...

As northwest Washington emerges from a punishing winter, Mother Nature makes it evidently clear to Whatcom and Skagit county residents that she doesn’t take orders from anyone...

Pro skiers don’t get health benefits or retirement packages. They get travel packages. It was always one of the opportunities of the job I desired the most – a cure for my wanderlust. Then I moved to Mt. Baker...