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After years of change Gear Aid is spreading its philosophy of...

By Oliver Lazenby For people who use Gear Aid products, Pat Kennedy’s first experience with the company may sound familiar. The first time he wore...

Team Jake: One local team makes Ski to Sea a celebration...

By Oliver Lazenby Jake Merrill, 23, died in an avalanche on February 11, 2014, while guiding a hut skiing trip in the Eagle Cap Wilderness,...

Whatcom Water Trail: new map highlights local water access

By Todd Elsworth, Recreation Northwest director The Port of Bellingham is releasing a promotional map to water access points along Whatcom County’s marine shoreline and...

Still Sideways: Tandem Snowboarding the Banked Slalom

Devon Raney, a surfer, snowboarder, and homebuilder, had life pretty well figured out until he began losing his vision at age 33. In this...

Citizen scientists measuring snow in places scientists can’t

By Elizabeth Kimberly With the onset of spring in the Cascades, the mountain snowpack begins its annual phase change: dense snow becomes cold, flowing water...

Race to Alaska: Port Townsend to Ketchikan by sea, sans motor

Story by Patrick Grubb What kind of boat race makes you leave your engine back home, is tougher than the Iditarod and warns you about...

Paddling the San Juans

By Eric Lucas At first glance the eagle nearby looks like it is perched on the water. It’s an illusion, of course – eagles don’t perch...

Photographers sharing the stoke

"It's my dad to whom I owe my passion for the outdoors, the privilege of learning to ski at a young age, and really...

Spring 2020 photo gallery

Bhutan: The land of the dragon

Story and photos by Patrick Grubb For those travelers seeking an off-the-track experience, Bhutan is the place to go. A land-locked country of less than...