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  • The Junuary Jaunt: A Trip Report of Spring Skiing at Table Mountain

  • 15 Must-Do Bellingham Adventures in 2016

  • An Off-the-Beaten-Path Guide to the Perfect Weekend around Bellingham

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  1. Nuckin Futs at the Chuckanuts

    The Chuckanuts are Bellingham’s favorite trails. Whether you’re a high school cross country runner or training for a 50k, if you live in Bellingham, you're probably familiar with these stellar mountain paths. Here are 7 tips on how to get the most out of your run in the ‘Nuts.

  2. Q&A with Bellingham Runner Sam Alexander

    Sam Alexander is a competitive runner who has continued to keep pushing his limits long past his collegiate running career. You may notice two things about Sam: he likes going fast and he loves the track.

  3. 15 Must-Do Bellingham Adventures in 2016

    The Pacific Northwest is brimming with world-class outdoor experiences, and there's no shortage of Bellingham adventures well worth adding to your bucket list.

  4. The Mount Baker Adventure Race Resurrected

    Bellingham ultra runner Daniel Probst is on a quest to bring back the spirit of the historic Mount Baker Adventure Race.

  5. Escaping to Gold Bar

    This was one of those weekends when you need to escape, and the Gold Bar Boulders, located on Highway 2 east of Seattle, was the destination.

  6. Autumn at Artist Point

    Artist Point lies at the conclusion of Highway 542 just outside of Bellingham. During the winter and snow-filled spring, the road can go no further than the Mount Baker Ski Resort’s upper lodge, and as such, Artist Point is left peacefully resting above, only accessible to backcountry skiers trudging up the slopes.

  7. A Quick and Dirty Guide to the Best Trail Running in Bellingham

    From the steep trails in the Chuckanuts to the easier lakeside paths, here is a guide to some of the best trail running in Bellingham.

  8. An Off-the-Beaten-Path Guide to the Perfect Weekend around Bellingham

    From hiking in the Chuckanuts to enjoying a sunset climb at Clayton Beach, here's how Chaco spends a weekend in Bellingham.

  9. Mountain Biking in Bellingham: Three Great Early Spring Rides

    Mountain biking in Bellingham is a perfect way to ease the pain from a mild winter, with these three great trails that don't get too muddy.

  10. The Junuary Jaunt: A Trip Report of Spring Skiing at Table Mountain

    In a mild winter, spring skiing at Table Mountain offers some respite for powder hounds, especially in the midst of a depressing Junuary.

  11. 4 Bellingham Brew Pubs Perfect for Outdoor Lovers

    Check out these great Bellingham brew pubs for a perfect post-run or post-ride pint and refueling with tasty, locally sourced food.

  12. Kristen Ingman: The Artist and Athlete Behind the "Places I Run" Series

    Bellingham trail runner Kristen Ingman talks to RootsRated about her passions of trail running and painting.

  13. Valentine's Day in Bellingham: 5 Active-Minded Date Ideas

    Here's how to celebrate Valentine's Day in Bellingham, from cycling the Interurban Trail to dining at a romantic trailside restaurant.

  14. Before Bellingham: A Conversation with WOOT

    We sat down with Western Washington University WOOT Coordinator, Stephen Magnuson, to discuss what the program is all about and why it's important for young adults to use the outdoors as a resource.

  15. Clayton Beach

    For climbers in the Bellingham area, it doesn't get much more convenient or enjoyable as Clayton Beach. Flanked by blackberry bushes and overlooking the bay, this place is a perfect for a lazy afternooon.

  16. Insider's Guide to Galbraith

    Galbraith Mountain is a renowned mountain biking mecca where riders from all over the world flock in order to experience some of the best berms around.

  17. Insider's Guide to the 542

    Mt. Baker Highway, or Highway 542, is a road that is overflowing with adventure. Every mile or so, there's a different pull-off or trailhead that's just waiting to be explored.

  18. 6 Ways to Beat the Bellingham Heat

    Contrary to popular belief, Bellingham can get quite hot during the summer, so here are six places where locals go to cool off, from waterfalls to boardwalks.

  19. Exploring Oyster Dome

    Sculpted into the edge of Blanchard Mountain with a jagged chisel, Oyster Dome thrusts itself out of the forest, touches the sea, and bathes in the sun.

  20. Turns on the Fourth of July

    When most people think of the Fourth of July, they think beer, boating, and sunshine; but in the Cascades of Washington this year, three adventurous skiers took to the slopes.

  21. Sam Alexander: Staying on Track

    Sam Alexander loves running on the track and going fast. At age 42, he's still flying and giving the younger guys a run for their money.

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