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What’s SUP?

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...

Shredding Cleator

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...

Below the surface

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...

Deming Logging Show

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

'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...

Tulip Time

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...

Coming home

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...

Crud and mud

Your bike may speak a language all its own. Whether you are riding mountain bike trails, commuting to work or cruising city paths on the weekend, things can go wrong at any moment. If you take preventative measures to extend the life and enhance the performance of your bike, you will keep on pedaling for years to come...

Building trails

Trailbuilding is a long, arduous process. Weeks turn into months, months turn into years, sometimes spent in one section of the woods. The first step is scoping out possible locations for the trail...

American Alpine Institute founder Dunham Gooding

The American Alpine Institute (AAI) has grown from its beginnings in 1975 as a small outfit offering guided mountaineering trips and climbing instruction to an operation with worldwide reach. Where in the world do you want to climb? AAI can take you there...