The biggest adventure race in northwestern Washington began in 1911 with solo contestants racing 116 miles from Bellingham to the top of Mount Baker and back using any means imaginable. 3 years later a climber fell into a crevasse and died and the games were suspended for 60 years until they reinvented it as a relay race and called it Ski to Sea.
Today it encompasses skiing, running, snow boarding, biking, canoeing and kayaking in a 7 leg 100 mile race from the top of Mount Baker to the Bellingham bay with the final kayakers ringing the winning bell:
During a giant outdoor festival including every single person in Bellingham:
In crazy headgear:
And inventive costuming:
With their juggling acts:
Alternative means of transportation:
Men in kilts:
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
ah. the vow of silence. what a perfect afternoon in the rarely seen sunshine. i needed that shot of life.
It was a lovely afternoon. Sine and grat.
Bellingham seems like a fun place with it’s freak show, wiggy holiday and relay races. Seems like there’s always something fun happening.
I think the documenting makes it seem busier than you’d expect. I bet I could do the same in Tucson :) I wish I could!