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  • North Cascades National Park paddling guide - By Maya Hunger North Cascades National Park has everything an adventurer could dream of in the Pacific Northwest – remote wilderness full of old-growth trees, massive glaciers with electric-blue ice and deep bodies of water surrounded by mountains. Vehicle access is limited to the North Cascades Highway and a few roads that probe the park’s […]
  • Ski to Sea competitors can now race multiple legs - A change to the historic race allows competitors to race in three legs. Teams can have between three and eight members. By Oliver Lazenby What’s the hardest segment in the seven-leg Ski to Sea race? The eight-mile downhill running leg is a strong candidate. But the kayak leg can be grueling in the wrong conditions. […]
  • New access for the Nooksack? - By Wendy McDermott American Rivers director for Rivers of Puget Sound and Columbia Basin The Nooksack River is one of the only rivers in Washington that offers year-round whitewater boating. The glacier-melt from Mt. Baker and Mt. Shuksan feeds the Nooksack through the summer season, attracting boaters to the area when other rivers become too […]
  • Clean, Drain, Dry: A Bellingham program tackles underwater invasives - Story and photos by Ben Whitney Not exactly the poster children for environmental crisis, zebra and quagga mussels and other invasive freshwater species have not been known to inspire the hoo-rah mitigation efforts seen for other noxious critters until they’ve already made their mark. Every bit as problematic as tree toppling bugs like the emerald […]
  • Car-free Ski to Sea with the Wetboyz - Story by Oliver Lazenby Photos by Steven Gadingan Monday, May 23, 2016 It’s 50 minutes into a planning meeting for car-free Ski to Sea and team Wetboyz of Aslan Brew have tie-dyed a bunch of uniforms, but haven’t done any actual planning. There’s a lot to work out – the Wetboyz have to get equipment […]
  • Paddling Chilliwack Lake - Paddling Chilliwack Lake, by Sue Madsen. October 2006 – raindrops dot the water’s still surface and small waves lap the rocky shoreline. We’re a silent group in the morning mist as we work...
  • Bowron Lakes - Bowron Lakes, by Jason Hummel. Places have their sounds. They travel with you wherever you go. When an owl hoots, memories of desert canyons above Death Valley are awakened...
  • Fishing Baker Lake - FISHING BAKER LAKE Story by Sue Madsen Photos by Mike Carey Improvements have turned this lake into a salmon fisher’s haven. Mist rises from the deep, green water, and there is a faint tang of wood smoke in the air as campers slowly begin to stir. Boats are slipped into the water as the sky […]
  • 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 of the U.S. border in Manning Provincial Park in B.C. and flows south for 150 miles before emptying into Puget Sound near Mount Vernon. After the Columbia it is […]

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