MBE Spring 2018

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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...

New snowboard shop opens in Glacier

Jeff Lemen opened Mt. Baker Snowboards at 9946 Mt. Baker Highway in Glacier this winter. He’s fully stocked in snowboards, bindings, boots, outerwear and...

Paraty Spirits: Making liquor on half a shoestring

Story and photos by Pat Grubb Sam Hassan mixed his first cocktail when he was a 17-year-old and still living in Brazil. The drink was...

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...

Fix pain from snowboarding with the tree pose

Snowboarding's asymmetry can extract a physical toll. If you let it. By Luca Williams My mother grew up in a small town in the mountainous region...

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...

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...

Easy, scenic bike routes with no traffic

By Oliver Lazenby It’s easy to find a scenic bicycle ride in our region. Finding one away from traffic is a little harder, but there...

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...

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...