MBE Winter 2013 / 2014
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Winter 2013/14 Gear Guide
Awesome gear to maximize your safety and comfort in the outdoors, and the local vendors who stock it.
Dream home on wheels
A small idea about a tiny house has turned into a grand adventure.
Eagles of the Skagit
Hundreds of bald eagles from Alaska and northern Canada migrate to the Skagit River every winter to prey on the thousands of salmon that swim upriver to spawn. People flock to the Skagit River valley to catch a sight of this yearly display.
Skijoring refers to the sport of running dogs (or horses) ahead of a musher on skis. The skier skis, assisting with poles, and the dog(s) pull. Simple? Not on your life.
Sled dog racing
Sled dog racing By Sue Madsen Frost crystals glitter in the cold morning air, and a brittle layer of hoar frost crunching under my skis is...
Take this job and shove it
I contemplate the sick day option One that I must use with caution What I really want to say is, “Please! Please won’t you let me ski the trees?”
Mobbing in the Chuckanuts
Bellingham is known for its mountain biking and its races, but until very recently the town wasn’t known for its mountain bike races. Following the success of the Chuckanut Enduro race in October, that’s probably about to change.
Art from the mountainside
If you’re in the market for a few holiday gifts to put under your tree this year, then a trip to Mountainside Gardens Gallery & Gifts on your way down from a day skiing on Mt. Baker might be in order.
There’s an app for that
Of course there is – it seems these days that there’s an app for everything. Following are a few that will be useful for a day on the slopes. What you won’t find in this list is one of the new avalanche apps being marketed as alternatives to avy transceivers.
Rooms with a view
They’re open for free on a first-come, first-serve basis, and they sit on mountain peaks among some of the best skiing terrain in the Northwest.
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