Month: November 2013

Hike of the Month

Upper Priest River Trail #308 and American Falls (Idaho Panhandle NF, Priest Lake District)  Avoid the mid-summer crowds by tackling this hike in the fall.  Take the long route (16 miles round-trip) for the full experience; if that distance is too much, there’s a 4.6 mile option.  Elevation gain is minimal (highpoint at the falls: …

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Northeast Washington Brewery Roadtrip: Brews, Eats & Fall Scenery

The Inland Northwest provides the perfect conditions for a brewery road trip: over two dozen breweries nestled among some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. Now that the summer crowds are fading and winter’s chill is in the air, the timing is ideal for a beer trek.   Lost Falls Brewery, Colville Located …

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Will Bike for Beer

The fall shoulder season with its shorter, often wetter and colder days, is prime time for bike rides to your neighborhood pub or longer adventures to drinking establishments a bit further afield. Creative routes, including forays through parks and other urban wilds with sections of singletrack thrown in, can make the ride much more fun …

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After The Fall: A Climber’s True Story of Facing Death and Finding Life

Craig DeMartino and Bill Romanelli, Kregel Publications, 2013, 208 pages Back in 2002, Craig DeMartino fell 100 feet off the top of a climb and cratered into the ground. He should have died instantly. Every breath and every day after the accident was a miracle. Many people know Craig from his appearance on the Arc’teryx-sponsored …

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Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival Comes to Sandpoint Nov. 22

It’s time to dust off the skis and celebrate the fun and beauty of winter at the 9th Annual Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival as it makes its Sandpoint appearance at the Panida Theater on Friday, November 22 (the festival is also hosted in Spokane later in the winter).  The ten unique  films included …

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