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Below the surface

The Pacific Northwest has some of the best diving in the world and, as the friend who had talked me into trying it had told me, “If you learn to dive here, diving anywhere else will be easy.”  The highlights of that...

Farmers Markets

Find a farmers market near you.

Divine Divergence

Hiking the Nooksack Cirque and Yellow Aster Butte trails Story and Photos By Ryan Hasert   The book drops with a familiar thud and joins the many...

Zip on

Stretched between two huge trees, you’re careening through the air at what seems like a thousand miles per hour, soaring high above fields, a gully, and a lake. The call comes from 100 feet away, filtering through Douglas firs and Western red cedars. “Zip on!”

Divine Divergence

Hiking the Nooksack Cirque and Yellow Aster Butte trails

Liquid light

Bioluminesence! I’d heard of it but had never seen this liquid light. As we paddled along the floating docks that ring the marina, the harbor seals sleeping there got nervous and several plunged into the water and flashed under our boats like green torpedoes.

Shredding Cleator

As we turn off Chuckanut Drive and the pavement abruptly changes to gravel, my heart starts to pound with the anticipation of what lies ahead. The ascent up Cleator Road is slow, and we turn up the music to tune out the rattle of the bikes in the back of the truck...

‘Round Lummi

'ROUND LUMMI Circumnavigating “the other” islandBy Dave Peebles The islands present a number of impediments to the would-be tourer, however, which I suppose is actually...

Book reviews, summer 2012

Check out these fantastic books on kayaking, cycling and organic farming.

What’s SUP?

I drag my fingers through the cool water of Bellingham Bay as the sun beats down on me. I’m lying on my stand up paddleboard, enjoying a warm, sunny afternoon. I roll over, grab my paddle and pop up onto my feet. With knees slightly bent and my back straight, I paddle toward my friend, looking forward to today’s adventure...