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TransRockies Run

As the air grew thin in the high Colorado Rockies, conversation ceased and my breathing grew more labored. I focused on the trail shoes and muscled calves of the runner just ahead of me...
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Beer-Geek Speak

Alcohol By Weight (ABW) and Alcohol By Volume (ABV): After Prohibition in America, breweries wanted their beers to seem more temperate, so they used the alcohol-content-measurement system that provided the lowest number, which is ABW (alcohol is lighter than water)....

Bellingham

Eschewing the grand sight of Mount Baker to the best of my ability, I crouched into a tall boulder on Sucia Island known as “the birth canal.” I soon learned the reason for this odd nomenclature as I scaled its internal slippery walls......

Winter at Lake Crescent Lodge

The Olympic Peninsula and I are like comfortable friends sharing stories of summer hiking in the Olympics, biking and running along the North Olympic Discovery Trail, visiting lavender farms in Sequim and taking side trips to Victoria......
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Sun Valley at 75

Sun Valley, the opulent jewel of northwest skiing, has finally added the one high-end amenity it has been missing: a gondola. In celebration of the resort’s 75th season this year, the new Roundhouse Gondola will whisk passengers 2,000 vertical feet up the flanks of Bald Mountain in a mere eight minutes....
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Winter birding takes off

Never underestimate the power of winter birding. We’ve found it well worth the chill, layers of clothing and hot drinks to enjoy flocks of migratory birds, the hoots of owls and the thrill of discovering an uncommon avian visitor....