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July
15th

Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic is a rite of passage for thousands

This weekend I had the honor to ride the Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic with my wife, Kristen. We bought her a bike when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2008 to give her something to look forward to and a vehicle for doing something impressive post cancer.

Surgery, 20 nights in the hospital while undergoing chemo and it seems she’s kicked cancer’s butt. She’ll be five years cancer free in November. However, the bike we bought her hung in the garage for years unused until we took a short ride last summer. She decided she liked riding and

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Feb.
10th

The Adventure Guys route at Whistler Blackcomb

Whistler Blackcomb launched a new self-guided skiing tour program this year called Wonder Routes. The routes are fun and you can probably knock most of them out in a weekend if you are an advanced skier.

 

We’ve spent a great deal of time skiing these mountains and thought we’d offer The Adventure Guys route.

 

WHISTLERPEAK

Starting from mid-mountain on WhistlerMountain take the peak chair to the summit to take a few pictures of the Black Tusk before dropping into Whistler Bowl. Make your away across the bowl to the narrow ridge that leads to sometimes overlooked run

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May
14th

10 Hidden Gems of Washington

The Adventure Guys recently spoke at Pierce College where we gave a presentation on 10 Hidden Gems of Washington. Some of our recommendations were new twists on well known locations (like hiking off trail and retired trails at Mount Rainier) and others areas that don’t get many visitors from Western Washington (like Sullivan Lake in the Northeast corner of the state.)

Here are some resources to get you started if you want to visit these 10 locations:

 

 

1. Cape Flattery

http://www.northolympic.com/capeflatterytrail/

2. Moses Lake

http://www.moses-lake.com/

3. Central Washington

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/Topics/HarvestingCollecting/Pages/fossil_collecting.aspx

Stonerose Interpretive Center: http://www.stonerosefossil.org/

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Dec.
6th

Video of skier buried alive by avalanche shows importance of having correct back country equipment, skills

Hey guys, for the 1,328th time, the Adventure Guys would like to remind you how important it is to have the appropriate skills and tools before skiing in the backcountry. That includes knowing what to do in the event you are trapped in an avalanche.

Check out this video. Watch how quietly and easily this avalanche buries this skier. Thanks to dailyhiker.com for pointing this video out to us this morning.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tbuk9AyEap8

Here’s the message the avalanche victim posted along with the video:

This is the footage of me getting buried in an avalanche in Verbier, Switzerland on the 28th

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