My first time in Bellingham

I've driven past Bellingham a dozen times but for whatever reason have never spent anytime there. So when my buddy Eric brought up the idea to go up for a quick mid-week three-day trip I had to jump on board. 

We stayed in an amazing farmhouse in Mt Vernon (Thanks Benny!) and got two solid days of riding in at the mountain bike trails on Galbraith Mountain.

  "Bellingham ( /ˈbɛlɪŋhæm/   BEL-ing-ham ) is the largest city in and the  county seat  of  Whatcom County  in the  U.S. state  of  Washington . [6]  It is the thirteenth-largest city in the state, with 86,720 residents as of April 1, 2017, per the Washington State Office of Financial Management, [7]  and is part of the  sixth-largest metropolitan area  in the state. The boundaries of the city encompass the former towns of  Fairhaven , Whatcom, Sehome, and Bellingham."

"Bellingham (/ˈbɛlɪŋhæm/ BEL-ing-ham) is the largest city in and the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington.[6] It is the thirteenth-largest city in the state, with 86,720 residents as of April 1, 2017, per the Washington State Office of Financial Management,[7] and is part of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the state. The boundaries of the city encompass the former towns of Fairhaven, Whatcom, Sehome, and Bellingham."

Eric keeping loose on some rad lines on Space Wolf. 

 The Jetta doesn't make the best adventure rig but it has good fuel economy and gets the job done. 

The Jetta doesn't make the best adventure rig but it has good fuel economy and gets the job done. 

 We stopped by High Above,  you can read more about that here! 

We stopped by High Above, you can read more about that here! 

 Dropping in on a fun rock feature. I wish we had stuff like this in Oregon! 

Dropping in on a fun rock feature. I wish we had stuff like this in Oregon! 

 This is the only photo I got of Ben. 

This is the only photo I got of Ben. 

 Eric facing his fears and dropping in. 

Eric facing his fears and dropping in. 


My first trip to Bellingham was a blast! Here is stuff I learned that might help you on your next trip to Bellingham! 

1. Park at the Dollar Lot at Galbraith. Put a dollar in the mailbox and enjoy the nice parking lot. 
2. Buy local! 
3. Track down the elusive El Fuego and stock-up! 
4. Leave no trace. Don't be a jerk!