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  • Evil Bikes’ New Headquarters: A slice of MTB heaven - A Q&A with Kevin Walsh by Benjamin Whitney The red hot brand Evil Bikes is known for defying tradition when it comes to developing mountain bikes. The brand’s history is checkered with hang-ups and successes, but its resilience is paying off. Kevin Walsh, owner and designer, has assembled a quiver of award-winning carbon fiber trail […]
  • Ground Keeper Fenders: Adding soul to the boring black fender - By Todd Elsworth When it comes to mountain bike fenders, graphic designer Keely Shannon’s attitude is, if you dream it, she can print it. When Keely decided she wanted to start a company that designs graphics-driven fenders for mountain bikes, she first had to find someone to produce the fenders. After a laborious search for […]
  • Sample some of Squamish’s best mountain bike trails - By Jann Eberharter  |  Photos by Skye Schillhammer The mountain bike trails of the Sea to Sky corridor are world-famous for their quality, abundance and history. But more often than not, it’s the epic 5,000 vertical-foot runs at Whistler or the puckering skinnies and rock rolls on Vancouver’s North Shore that get the attention. In […]
  • Bellingham Grind Corps’ take on the “gravel grind” - By Oliver Lazenby Bellingham cyclist Kerri Love went on her first Bellingham Grind Corps ride after seeing the group’s logo – a white-on-black road bike silhouette contorted into a pentagram. While the logo was intimidating, the community was not. She met up with about 20 or so riders at Fairhaven Park in Bellingham for a […]
  • The Secret Life of Wolverines - Skiing scientists are tracking the Cascadian carnivore Story by Sophia Rouches | Photos by David Moskowitz When people hear the word wolverine, the sharp-clawed X-men character usually comes to mind. Though there haven’t been any sightings of Hugh Jackman in the Cascades, there is a team of superheroes dedicated to photographing and researching the real wolverine, […]
  • Q&A: Hana Beaman talks Ladies Lay-back Weekend at Mt. Baker - Hana Beaman, along with Barrett Christy and Robin Van Gyn, organized a women’s jam last year at Mt. Baker Ski Area called Lay-Back Weekend. The party started with a kickoff on Friday, January 5, and continued through the weekend with a laid-back snowboard contest, a skate ramp, a camp-out in the parking lot, snow safety […]
  • Big dreams for the Nooksack Nordic Ski Club - Ambassador program introduces skiers to the sport By Oliver Lazenby From camping to snowshoeing, more and more people are playing outside. For winter recreation, human-powered sports are the fastest growing segment, according to a recent SnowSports Industries America study. If that’s true, it’s not the case for local cross-country skiing, said Pete Tryon, president of […]
  • Meal Prep and Pocket Bacon: Eat well in the backcountry this winter - By Mike McCartan The smoke near Winthrop was unbearable and the fire rained ash on our vehicles overnight; we swept it off the windshield just to be able to see clearly. Our fire crew dealt with this constantly while trying to make loads of overtime pay to squirrel away for off-season adventures. On a lunch […]
  • MSR Evo snowshoe review - Dependable snowshoes are an easy way to get outside this winter By Chris Gerston, owner of backcountry essentials Keeping active in the winter can be difficult for some hikers, since so many favorite local trails are covered in snow. This is a great time to explore the world of snowshoeing, and it’s easier to try […]
  • Gear Guide - Helly Hansen Powderqueen 2.0 Jacket Waterproof,  windproof and breathable, this PrimaLoft insulated, longer cut woman’s jacket will keep you warm while its relaxed free ride fit will make for big days on big mountains.  Suggested Retail Price $400   Woman’s Lifaloft hooded Insulator Jacket Used under a shell or by itself,  you’ll stay warm without […]

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  • Evil Bikes’ New Headquarters: A slice of MTB heaven - A Q&A with Kevin Walsh by Benjamin Whitney The red hot brand Evil Bikes is known for defying tradition when it comes to developing mountain bikes. The brand’s history is checkered with hang-ups and successes, but its resilience is paying off. Kevin Walsh, owner and designer, has assembled a quiver of award-winning carbon fiber trail […]
  • Meal Prep and Pocket Bacon: Eat well in the backcountry this winter - By Mike McCartan The smoke near Winthrop was unbearable and the fire rained ash on our vehicles overnight; we swept it off the windshield just to be able to see clearly. Our fire crew dealt with this constantly while trying to make loads of overtime pay to squirrel away for off-season adventures. On a lunch […]
  • 11 Questions: Kona Bikes pro Hannah Bergemann - Interview and photos by Beau Gaughran Bellingham mountain bike racer Hannah Bergemann graduated from the expert to pro category last year and she’s been placing near the top at Cascadia Dirt Cup enduro races ever since, all while juggling school and a job at the Kona Bike Shop. The 21-year-old up-and-comer talks about her career, […]
  • Crown Jewel Wilderness: Creating North Cascades National Park - Book excerpt by Lauren Danner North Cascades National Park is unlike any national park that came before it. Its advocates wanted to preserve it as it was, rather than creating a “virtual outdoor Disneyland, overrun by wrapper-scattering, bottle-tossing sightseers who would quickly change the wilderness atmosphere into that of a Christmas-tree sales lot,” as one […]
  • Treelines Northwest: Local clothing brand supports trail work - Stories and photos by Brad Andrew Mountain bike trails don’t just fall from the sky and land in the forest for all to enjoy. Whether you prefer flowing single-track or high-speed jump lines, those trails are conceived, sculpted and maintained by human hands. Growing up in Skagit County during the 1980s and early 90s, Adam […]
  • North Cascades National Park paddling guide - By Maya Hunger North Cascades National Park has everything an adventurer could dream of in the Pacific Northwest – remote wilderness full of old-growth trees, massive glaciers with electric-blue ice and deep bodies of water surrounded by mountains. Vehicle access is limited to the North Cascades Highway and a few roads that probe the park’s […]
  • BelleWood Distilling - Story and photos by Pat Grubb Every school kid growing up knows the story of Johnny Appleseed and how he wandered around Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana in the late 1700s sowing apple seeds wide and far. What a guy, everyone thinks. Well, that happy fable is bit of a stretch. First, he didn’t spread seeds […]
  • Local beer doesn’t just mean brewed locally - Some local brewers are stretching the limits of local beer and discovering that the Northwest is full of ingredients. By Aubrey Laurence There’s something special about cooking and baking with local ingredients, especially when they’re harvested in the backyard, foraged on a hike or bought from a nearby farm. It’s a gratifying connection to the […]
  • 460 sleepless miles of trekking, mountain biking and paddling at the Adventure Race World Championship - By Spencer Paxson Imagine standing on the outskirts of town. You are contemplating a journey equivalent to 17 back-to-back marathons or more if you get lost along the way. With your trail shoes on, three friends by your side, a svelte pack of essentials and a paper map in your pocket, you wait for the […]
  • The Eagles Have Landed: Winter eagle watching on local rivers - By Oliver Lazenby From late November to late January, thousands of bald eagles descend on local rivers and streams in search of chum salmon. Eagles arrive from as far as Montana, northern California and Alaska, just as salmon from the Salish Sea and beyond swim upstream to spawn and die. This dance makes for some […]

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