Great Outdoors

Lace up your hiking boots and get out there, Washington.

Race Day: Ski to Sea

The 96-mile course breaks down like this—a 4-mile cross-country ski starts the course, followed by a 2.5-mile downhill ski or snowboard. After an 8-mile run, racers complete a 42-mile bike leg. The fifth leg is a two-person, 18.5-mile canoe trip, followed by a 14-mile cyclocross bike leg and finishing with a 5-mile sea kayak journey.

BlackStrap Gear Giveaway

If there’s one thing that the people of the Pacific Northwest love to do, it’s gear up to go out and play in the snow. Enter for your chance to win two balaclava’s and one single layer face mask from BlackStrap Industries! Keep for yourself or give as a gift this holiday. (1) Adult Balaclava, black with white pinstripes (one size) (1) Kids Balaclava, Kpow comic book scene (one size) (1) Single Layer Face Mask with Montana scene (one size)