Marie Wilson

Marie Wilson is a Freelance Writer and Climate Activist. Her writing focuses on the intersectionality of sustainability, climate action and the outdoor industry. She works to make sustainability in the outdoors more accessible while also highlighting the environmental responsibility that comes with exploring the outdoors. When she isn't writing she is often trail running, biking or skiing. She currently resides in Bellingham, WA.

How To Spend 57 Hours In Bellingham, Washington As A Mountain Biker

Nestled just 30 minutes south of the Canada-United States border in Washington state lies the city of Bellingham. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the North Cascades National Park, Bellingham is a paradise when it comes to outdoor adventure. And though there are many opportunities for exploring the land and sea, the city is predominantly known for being a mountain biking mecca. But the city wasn’t always the mountain biking destination that it is known as today.

Top Adventure Sports Towns 2021: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada

Nestled along the west coast of British Columbia, along the Howe Sound, lies the mountain town of Squamish. This outdoor paradise is located along the Sea to Sky Highway between Vancouver and Whistler. What makes this city so unique is its plethora of outdoor activities. From backcountry skiing, mountain biking, rocking climbing, and trail running, to wind surfing along the waters of the sound, Squamish is full of adventure around every turn.

Exploring the Outdoors During COVID-19

Be Prepared and Pack it Out When you are picking a hike, check to see if the amenities are available at this time. Right now, many parks still have limited bathrooms, or none at all. If this is the case, be sure to come prepared with toiletries and the ability to pack out your waste. Some trailheads have removed trashcans so be sure you can haul your trash home and #LeaveNoTrace. The same goes for those hiking with dogs.

Making the Outdoors Sustainable for All

Have you ever thought that the outdoor industry is free of discrimination? After all, it is supposed to be “for all the people” regardless of our race, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ability, weight, or socio-economic status. Sadly, this is far from the case. Like nearly every industry, the outdoor industry lacks diversity, especially in management positions. But the outdoors cannot, and will not, truly be for the people until it is available, accessible, and designed for all.