As we’ve mentioned before, the City of Spokane Valley will be preparing a Bike and Pedestrian Master Plan over the next year. Here’s the latest news: The City was awarded funds to facilitate safety analysis, route location, and implementation from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants Program. City staff including planning, development engineering and […]
Here’s a news release detailing who to look out for at this weekend’s USATF Cross Country Championships at Plantes Ferry. American record holders Dathan Ritzenhein (Portland, Ore.) and Shalane Flanagan (Pittsboro, N.C.) lead the fields at the 2010 USA Cross Country Championships scheduled for Saturday at Plantes Ferry Recreation Park in Spokane, Wash. Ritzenhein, a
This Thursday, February 11th, Silver Mountain is offering everyone who makes a donation of at least $5 to the American Red Cross the opportunity to ski and snowboard or “surf and splash” for $15, a 70% discount. A portion of the proceeds from food and beverage sales will be donated as well, and there will
“North Face” is Philipp Stölzl’s new film about a 1936 attempt by two German climbers (Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas) to scale the Eiger in the Alps. In honor of the movie’s release, the Seattle Times has compiled a list of other awesome climbing movies. Check it out!
Join Conservation Northwest for their Columbia Highlands snowshoe daytrip this Saturday, February 6th. Get some great exercise, fresh air and beautiful views this weekend in a potential wilderness area. The 6-mile trip begins at the Thirteenmile campground through the Cougar Mountain roadless area in the Colville National Forest. It’s free, guided by experts and includes carpooling from Spokane. Beginners are welcome.
The third annual Kan Jam Freestyle Festival is this weekend, February 5th-7th. Events include a Rail Jam, Slopestyle, and Big Air contests. Skiers and snowboarders of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to compete for prizes and bragging rights! Rail Jam – Friday, February 5th, 6pm – Bunny Hill Competitors slide & jib features
Most local road and racing cyclists ride the paved roads of the Palouse frequently. The Palouse Highway, Highway 27, Hangman, Spangle Creek and Valley Chapel roads are all well-known routes for road biking. What’s not so obvious about the Palouse, is that if you are willing to veer off the beaten path a bit, you
I just found out one of my best friends, Mike Campbell is climbing Kilimanjaro this month. JBS: Why Kilimanjaro? MC: The opportunity to go with an experienced climbing group presented itself. That—coupled with the fact that the climb leader lived there for several years and has promised an insider’s view. And we’re going the least
Spokane resident Kay Leclaire is the oldest woman in the world to climb the Seven Summits—the highest peaks of the seven continents. “I guess I got the honor by default,” LeClaire jokes. In Spring of 2009, a woman named Nancy Norris was competing for the title but got sick at base camp. “I was on