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Remembering to breathe

Exercises to enhance breathing while backpacking Story and photos by Luca Williams This season I thought about backpacking Copper Lake Loop off Hannegan Pass, but...

Fresh corduroy, crackly loaves, trainer sessions

A day in the life of a local cyclist with an eye on the pros Story by Jack Bardi I’ve been accused of taking on too...

Stretch like a lion

Sitting stretches to do throughout the day Story and photos by Luca Williams But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee. Job 12:7 In the...

Stay stoked and strong: resources for climbers at home

By Katie Griffith Public lands across the state of Washington, including many climbing areas, are closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Trailheads, campgrounds, and day-use...

Three urban hikes in Anacortes

                  Story and photos by Brandon Fralic Urban hikes are having a moment. It seems everywhere you turn, there’s a book, magazine article (ahem) or website...

Kacie Cleveland on mental endurance, perspective and skating across America

By Oliver Lazenby Kacie Cleveland, owner of Kulshan CrossFit gym in Bellingham, holds the record for the fastest trip across America on inline skates. That’s...

Unwind the effects of hiking with a heavy pack

By Luca Williams In the time I’ve known my husband, he’s only ever gone backpacking, reluctantly, with our oldest son or myself. When I...

Sit bones stretches can prevent snowboard pain

By Luca Williams I fell in love one cold, Wisconsin winter day on my first snowboarding date with Justin Kyle Evans. Justin had me stand in...

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...

Meal Prep and Pocket Bacon: Eat well in the backcountry this...

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...