About Us


Website owner: Virginia J. Cleaveland, M.Ed. in environmental education, Western Washington University.

Website developers: Chip Jackson, Sean Palmer, Mari Sagawa and Jordan Sjodin, B.S. in computer science, Western Washington University.

Created in collaboration with Chris Behee and the Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (WMBC) Board of Directors.

This website was created from 2013-14 as the culminating project for Virginia's master's degree at WWU, where she was inspired (along with a team of computer science students) to produce a web map showcasing the trail network at Galbraith Mountain to promote the area for both its recreation and tourism potential. This map is intended for planning purposes; please ride at your own risk. Trails can be affected by timber harvest and subsequent trail reroutes. This trail data is current as of June 2014. Virginia can be reached at .

The Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition (WMBC) is a nonprofit organization that works with land managers, elected officials and educational institutions to promote continued and expanded access for mountain biking in Whatcom County. The WMBC maintains a Recreational Use Agreement with the owners of Galbraith Mountain and is responsible for all trail maintenance and construction. You can learn more about the WMBC and purchase a print map of Galbraith Mountain at wmbcmtb.org. In 2015, WMBC launched an official Galbraith Mountain app. The app is an exact copy of the print map and includes seasonal trail updates. You can purchase the app for $14.99 at https://www.pdf-maps.com/maps/103408/galbraith-mtn-trails-map-2015-edition/.

Special thanks to Chris Behee for sharing his GIS data of Galbraith Mountain; Matt Durand and Eric Brown of WMBC; Daniel Probst for representing the trail running community; Michael Medler, Stefan Freelan and Tyson Waldo in the GIS Department at WWU; graduate professors John Miles and Gene Myers at WWU; photographers David Waugh and Michael Dyrland; and Chris Reedy in the Computer Science Department at WWU.

This site contains open-source software, which can be viewed here.

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