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Review: Cookbooks for the campsite coffee table

By Meg Olson It’s time to take our meals outside. Whether you’re pitching a tent, hitting the road, or setting out on the trail, good...

Newsroom, summer 2021

New hiking app to help avoid crowds A new hiking trail app provides outdoor enthusiasts with real-time trail and recreation data. The new TREAD Map App...

WA360: Paddleboarders round the Point Roberts buoy

The first WA360, a human- or wind-powered race from Port Townsend to Olympia to Bellingham to Point Roberts and back again, turned out to...

How to Get Your Kids Into Mountain Biking

By Adam Nelson of Spokester.com While many of us enjoy spending time outside and getting active, it’s no secret that our younger generations are far...

Pandemic Pivot: Events-based nonprofit shifts focus to outdoor recreation and nature...

Story and photos by Ian Haupt If you sign up for one of Recreation Northwest’s Nature Immersion courses at Fairhaven Park, at some point, while...

Cosmic Dirt: New local clothing brand strives for outdoor inclusivity

By Elizabeth Kimberly Here in Bellingham, many of us seek the flow state. You know it: That sensation where you’re fully immersed in the moment,...

Romancing the Seas

By Woody Moses Martine was dead serious. “No romance with clients during a trip. Ever.” Tall and muscular with wild blonde hair and piercing blue eyes,...

Cirque of the Towers

Written as a beginner's guide to alpine climbing Story and photos by Jason Griffith When the summer of 2020 rolled around, let’s face it, we were...

Snorkel Alaska

By Eric Lucas I did not know sea cucumbers move. Yes, I’m aware they are marine creatures common in the North Pacific near-shore intertidal waters. Not...

Three wildflower hikes in Canada’s North Cascades

By Stephen Hui The fact that hikers flock to wildflower meadows like kids to an ice-cream truck may seem strange to the uninitiated. However, once...