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Wooden Boat Building with Erin and Evan Walsh

Posted February 21, 2014
· Filed In: Happenings, Trade Stories, Travel, Way of Life
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After growing up in the Midwest and meeting in sprawling Chicago, Erin and Evan Walsh yearned for a life that was more connected to nature. After finishing design school and entering the workforce in the city, they decided that changing pace wasn’t simply an ideal, it was a necessity. They piled their belongings in a Subaru with their two close…

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Sheep Shearing in Western Washington with Nich Hance McElroy

Posted October 29, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Ranching, Trade Stories, Way of Life
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Nich Hance McElroy is a photographer based in Vancouver, BC. Since 2010 he’s owned and operated a small scale sheep shearing business in Western Washington, which takes him – along with his sheepdog, Finn — from the Canadian Border to the Key Peninsula, and from the San Juan Islands to the crest of the Cascades.   Beginning in the second…

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Behind the Cover: Filson Flies with Photographer Peter Sutherland

Posted September 16, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Filson 101, Happenings, Heritage, Travel, Way of Life
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In early June, a small number of Filson employees boarded a float plane with a charter set for the remote lake community of Stehekin, Washington. Flying under the ceiling of ash-gray sky, the small metal structure weaved and pitched its way through a narrow mountain pass and made a successful landing on the aquamarine glacial lake nestled deep in the…

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From Birmingham to Bellingham with Photographer Ryan Russell

Posted September 12, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Happenings, Travel, Way of Life
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Ryan Russell is a music photographer hailing from Birmingham, Alabama. Over the past 13 years, he’s shot some of the biggest acts in rock including Paramore, Manchester Orchestra, Death Cab for Cutie, Green Day and Blink-182. Recently, Ryan picked up from his home in Alabama and moved to the Pacific Northwest near Bellingham, Washington. He decided to document this experience…

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Northwest Washington: Swinging Flies on the Skagit

Posted August 30, 2013
· Filed In: Depth In The Field, Fly Fishing, Happenings, Sporting, Travel
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Gary Lewis is the host of Adventure Journal and author of John Nosler – Going Ballistic, Black Bear Hunting, Hunting Oregon and other titles. Flick flies towards the Skagit River in Bellingham with Gary in his latest adventure. For a Valentine’s Day in the early 1970s, my mom bought my dad a little book about steelhead fishing by Enos Bradner.…

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Nick Stevens and the Washington Conservation Corps

Posted August 5, 2013
· Filed In: Conservation, Happenings, In the Field
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Nick Stevens grew up in Seattle, Washington making art, exploring the city, and venturing into the abundant wilderness areas surrounding Puget Sound. In 2012 he graduated from Seattle University with a BFA in Photography and moved to Port Angeles, Washington to work for the Washington Conservation Corps and live closer to the mountains and the ocean.I joined up with the…

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Trade Stories: Mike Smith of Kenmore Air

Posted March 20, 2013
· Filed In: Happenings, Trade Stories, Way of Life
Trade Stories: Mike at Kenmore Air

Kenmore is our kind of airline.  Family owned and operated out of Washington State since 1946, no one knows their way around a bush plane better.  We sat down with machinist Mike Smith, a Kenmore veteran of 11 years, to talk welding, banjos, and bird dogs. What’s your trade? I make and repair airplane parts, tools for the mechanics. I do…

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Steelhead Fishing on the Grande Ronde River by Judith O’Keefe

Posted January 8, 2013
· Filed In: Fly Fishing, Happenings
Judith O'Keefe Fly Fishing on the Grande Ronde River

While fly fishing on one of the West’s most famous steelhead streams, outdoor enthusiast Judith O’Keefe is reminded what makes this particular pastime so special. Photos courtesy of Kelly James. This past October, a group of eight anglers met at a cozy lodge in the Blue Mountains of Southeast Washington, just outside the tiny town of Anatone.  Besides wheat production,…

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