Looking for a challenge this weekend? Join Conservation Northwest for the Hall Mountain Day Hike on Saturday, a 14-miler near the Salmo-Priest Wilderness. The hike is free with a $10-per-family suggested donation. Carpooling from Spokane is available. This is part of a weekly series of hikes in the Colville National Forest. For more information, check …
The Lands Council has a chance of winning a $5,000 grant from the River Network and Busch/Busch Light beer to support river advocacy work in the Northwest. Learn more about who else is in the running and vote here.
August 1-3 is the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour. Ride over Snoqualmie, Blewett & Stevens passes in this 3-day, 172-mile fully supported tour. The tour benefits the Child Abuse Intervention department at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Find more information at www.courageclassic.org or call (253) 403-4374.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort has officially opened its new beginner downhill mountain bike trail, The Beargrass Trail. The 4-ft-wide beginner downhill trail rides six-and-a-half miles from summit to village at an average grade of 6%. For information on mountain bike rentals and biking events at Schweitzer, visit www.schweitzer.com or call 208.255.3081.
Give Back to our Wilderness Trails this Summer! Join the Washington Trails Association (WTA) for these Work Parties on the Colville National Forest.
Behold, the Lands Council’s new proposition for storing Spring runoff water. The concept for this viral video came from OTM‘s Jon Snyder and the video was created by Klundt Hosmer and Hamilton Studios. The Lands Council has done an amazing job of communicating this creative environmental solution. Way to go!
Here’s a cool Spokesman Voices story on Spokane’s newly-formed bicycle polo club. You can find out more on the Spokane Bicycle Polo Club blog.
The Bare Buns Fun Run is this Sunday at 9:30 am at Kaniksu Ranch (north of Spokane). Clothing is optional for this 5k and registration is $28.00. Call (509) 327-NUDE or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The City of Spokane Parks & Recreation department is offering a Leave No Trace workshop for outdoor enthusiasts. The program teaches how to reduce environmental impact while hiking, camping and enjoying other outdoor recreation activities. Date: Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Time: 6vpm Location: REI classroom Cost: $19 per person Registration deadline: August 11th Only 14 …