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  • Time on the Columbia - River floating from Hanford Reach By Eric Lucas Hanford Reach is a place of wonder. Such as, I wonder why bank swallows never make their nests in cliffs? And vice-versa? Floating the last open stretch of the Columbia River offers acres of time for stray thoughts such as that. This is a land of deep […]
  • 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, Martine stood like a general — or a Valkyrie — delivering her orders. One hand held her clipboard, the other pointed a finger at us as we sat on […]
  • Paddling the San Juans - By Eric Lucas At first glance the eagle nearby looks like it is perched on the water. It’s an illusion, of course – eagles don’t perch on the sea any more than I do – but it’s an engaging one. The platinum waters of San Juan Island’s Roche Harbor have slow, languid little swells that […]
  • Newsroom, Spring 2020 -   World paddling film festival The Paddling Film Festival World Tour is coming to Bellingham for the second year in a row, bringing about 25 films to Bellingham Technical College on April 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and films start at 7 p.m. The festival, launched in 2006 by Rapid Media, shows films in […]
  • Wild and Scenic: The campaign to protect the Nooksack River - Story by Jacqueline Thompson | Photos by Brett Baunton Westbound water, trickling from icy blue glaciers and building into the mighty Nooksack River, flows in magnificent volume through Whatcom County’s temperate rainforests to the Salish Sea. The Nooksack is an iconic attribute to the northwest corner of Washington state; the glacial river remains undammed in […]
  • 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. […]
  • 460 sleepless miles of trekking, mountain biking and paddling at the Adventure Race World Championship - By Spencer Paxson Imagine standing on the outskirts of town. You are contemplating a journey equivalent to 17 back-to-back marathons or more if you get lost along the way. With your trail shoes on, three friends by your side, a svelte pack of essentials and a paper map in your pocket, you wait for the […]
  • 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 […]

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  • In search of a campground - Story and photos by Tony Moceri My brother and I had been going to Lummi Island for most of our life. We had played on the beaches, paddled in the waters and hiked the trails, but something eluded us all those years: A campground accessible only by water. In the past, we made plans to […]
  • 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, Martine stood like a general — or a Valkyrie — delivering her orders. One hand held her clipboard, the other pointed a finger at us as we sat on […]
  • WA360: You don’t have to be nuts, but it would sure help - Story by Pat Grubb What do you do if you’ve been holding the longest race in North America since 2015, one that won’t let you use an engine, that presents some of the trickiest sailing challenges such as tidal currents running at 16 knots with whirlpools 30 feet across and six feet deep, that crosses […]
  • Hiking, biking, running and paddling at B.C.’s Lake of 1,000 Colors - Story and photos by Craig Romano I’m not sure if it’s the ample sunshine, pine-scented golden hills adorned in wildflowers, wide-open spaces, or the immense 80-mile long sparkling Okanagan Lake that draws me to British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley every year. Probably a combination of them all, coupled with the region’s miles of excellent hiking trails, […]
  • Paddling film fest coming to Bellingham on April 3 - The Paddling Film Festival World Tour is coming to Bellingham for the second year in a row, bringing about 25 films to Bellingham Technical College on April 3. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and films start at 7 p.m. The festival, launched in 2006 by Rapid Media, shows films in more than 135 cities around […]
  • Wild and Scenic: The campaign to protect the Nooksack River - Story by Jacqueline Thompson | Photos by Brett Baunton Westbound water, trickling from icy blue glaciers and building into the mighty Nooksack River, flows in magnificent volume through Whatcom County’s temperate rainforests to the Salish Sea. The Nooksack is an iconic attribute to the northwest corner of Washington state; the glacial river remains undammed in […]
  • 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. […]
  • 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. No matter what recreational activity you enjoy, you can probably do it here. And most likely, you can do it year-round. Even better, with the long days of spring and […]
  • 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 […]

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Tide charts

Deception Pass to Boundary Bay
Tsawassen/Boundary Bay
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River flow rates

North Fork Nooksack River near Glacier
Middle Fork Nooksack River near Deming
Nooksack River at Ferndale
Cascade River at Marblemount
Sauk River at Darrington

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