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Homemade Powsurfing: Equal parts exhilaration and terror

By Nick Belcaster Stepping on the board for the first time felt uncertain and foreign. With little sidecut, let alone edges, and foam deck padding...

Cargo bike touring on the San Juan Islands

A professional cyclist relaxes into the pace of touring with a toddler-laden cargo bike By Spencer Paxson The prologue leg of our four-day San Juan Islands...

100 canoe families paddle to Lummi

By Tara Nelson Each year since 1989, various native nations have hosted a gathering of native canoers from tribes throughout Washington, British Columbia and Alaska....

Legendary Banked Slalom 2020 gallery

Photos by Oliver Lazenby and Louise Mugar The Legendary Banked Slalom course was slightly shorter than last year, but prime conditions made it at least...

Seduced by the Juice: An e-bike primer

By Pat Grubb A silent revolution in the cycling world that began in China and conquered Europe is now riding strong across North America. Electric bikes,...

Vamos Outdoors Project: A creative approach to immersive language learning

By Benjamin Whitney When the nonprofit Whatcom Day Academy closed its doors in 2015, Andy Basabe, a language and environmental education teacher at the school,...

Postcard from Brandywine Mountain, in a sea of peaks ...

Story and photos by Hannah Singleton In the southwestern corner of British Columbia, lost in the Coast Range, lays a blocky, granite summit: Brandywine Mountain....

How to bring ultra light thru hiking ideas to shorter trips

Story and photos by Nick Belcaster I first hiked the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island in 2014, and it’s safe to say I packed just...

Graphite, Granite & Gravel: Art and pedaling around the west

Story, art and photos by Gretchen Leggitt I recall the exact moment, swimming in a sea of merriment at Aslan Brewing’s one-year anniversary party, when my...

Escape to the Southern Gulf Islands

Story and photos by Lisa Pulsifer Washington state residents know the San Juan Islands are a must-visit destination. They also know the San Juan island...