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Bellingham Traverse

A RACE FOR THE KIDS   The Bellingham Traverse celebrates the salmon life-cycle. Celebrating the life cycle of wild salmon and the natural and urban challenges...

Good Brews

GOOD BREWS Story and photos by Aubrey Laurence New breweries popping up. According to the Brewers Association, which represents craft breweries in the United States,...

Three Rivers

Three rivers, by Eric Parker. The northwest corner of Washington encompasses some of the most rugged mountains in the northern Cascades and offers some of the best terrain for mountain biking, skiing, and hiking in the western states. Relatively few people know...

Enliven your kayak photography

ENLIVEN YOUR KAYAK PHOTOGRAPHY Story and photos by Neil Schulman Learn helpful tips from a professional photographer. The days are long. The weather’s warm. Paddling beckons:...

The CCC in Glacier

THE CCC IN GLACIER Story by Janet Oakley Photos reproduced at the National Archives at Seattle The legacy of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Have you ever...

Locally owned, globally known

Locally owned, globally known, by Ian Ferguson. The owners and employees of Transition, a Ferndale-based mountain bike company, are a funny bunch. Call their headquarters and the guy on the voicemail will walk you through the menu in a Hank Hill Texas drawl. Check the...

Paddling the Skagit River

PADDLING THE SKAGIT Story by Sue Madsen From Marblemount to the delta, the Skagit River offers serenity and surprises. The Skagit River starts 23 miles north...

Dual Adventure

Dual adventure, by Jason Martin. My friend said he wanted to ride a bike to Mt. Baker, ski it and ride home in one day. Riding up to the mountain and skiing seemed reasonable, but doing it in a day sounded a little extreme...

Hiking the Hidden Lake Peaks

Hiking the Hidden Lake Peaks, by Aubrey Laurence. It may sound strange, but if you hike often enough you can become desensitized to many of the great views you come across. Sure, you still appreciate them to a point, but overexposure has a cruel way of dulling your senses...

There Will Be Mud

There will be mud, by Jason Martin. I’m not huge on running, but I’ve always been adventurous – mountain climbing, backcountry skiing and exploring odd places. A friend of mine suggested I might enjoy a mud race...