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Neck stretches, an antidote to the asymmetry of snowboarding

  By Luca Williams Do you remember your first days learning to snowboard? I started with farm boots and my boyfriend’s 161-centimeter snowboard (did I mention...

There and Back: Running across the Grand Canyon twice in a...

  Story and photos By Amelia Bethke 6 a.m., November 18 South Kaibab Trailhead, 7,260 feet From the dark, a frigid wind clawed at my legs, my spandex...

Getting Started With Spring Foraging

By Amy Gibson As winter winds down, green life emerges in the forest once again. You may notice foragers off-trail, filling baskets with robust leaves,...

All the trails: Riding all the mountain bike trails in Bellingham...

By Spencer Paxson On a dim and drizzly Sunday afternoon I lugged my bike up the steep hill to my house after a long ride....

Postcard: Greetings from Walla Walla

By Brandon Fralic We are bumping along Jasper Mountain Road in the Blue Mountains east of Walla Walla when our guide, Mike, slows the vehicle...

Well-Earned Beers: What is it about beer and outdoors culture?

  By Aubrey Laurence For many outdoor enthusiasts, it’s almost assumed that after a day of adventure, beers will be shared at a local brewpub. Look...

Happy, Healthy Far-Out trails on BC’s Sunshine Coast hut system

Story and photos By Brandon Fralic Jesse shifts the Yukon into park and says, “Hold on, I think this might be the Hill of Death.”...

Koma Kulshan car camping guide

Story and photos By Patrick Beggan For an easy night under the stars, it’s hard to beat car camping. Though Whatcom County doesn’t have a...

Triple sport adventuring on a long spring day

Story and photos by Alicia Lycan From the top of Mt. Baker to the shores of the Salish Sea, our Cascadian paradise holds endless possibilities....

The Trailblazing Packable Tool

Locally made Trail Boss sells worldwide By Oliver Lazenby In February 2017, Bellingham resident Bill Hasenjaeger attended an outdoor expo where he walked into a talk...