MBE Spring 2018

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Skiing in the path of a proposed pipeline in B.C.

Reflecting on a recovering but endangered landscape while following grizzly tracks up a remote peak By Michelle Tanz My skis glided on the consolidated spring snowpack....

Ski to Sea competitors can now race multiple legs

A change to the historic race allows competitors to race in three legs. Teams can have between three and eight members. By Oliver Lazenby What’s the...

New park finder website helps doctors prescribe nature

By Oliver Lazenby Bellingham family physician Dr. Greg Anderson always tells patients to get more exercise, but he suspects not everyone takes it seriously. “I’d give...

New trail running festival aspires to build community

Festival 542, coming to the end of the highway this fall, will allow runners to make connections and run from a mountain base camp. By...

Mountain Trivia: Think you know the Cascades?

Politicians on first ascents, highest peaks, glaciology and an accidental bowel movement By Jason D. Martin Our last installment of mountain trivia was popular so we’re...

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...

Build a toolkit for spring foraging

What you need when plants start growing Story and photos by Amy Gibson The darkness is lifting, living nature is rising to meet the sun and...

Winchester Lookout locked for winter after abuse

Volunteer group and Forest Service close Winchester Lookout in winter after increased skier use led to increased damage. Story and photos by Oliver Lazenby For backcountry...

Spring 2018 gear guide

By Pat Grubb 2018 Trek Marlin 5 The 5 is one of Skagit Cycle’s best selling hard tails. Great range of sizes and features RST Gila...

Surfing the Canvas: A Q&A with Todd Fischer

Todd Fischer calls himself a surf artist. Inspired by the three-dimensional and dynamic nature of waves, his paintings often depict surf in a colorful and...