Month: December 2013

Guns, Lycra, and Skinny Skis: Biathlons Catch on in the Inland Northwest

In a few months, Olympic enthusiasts everywhere will be glued to the TV to watch their fill of all things snow and ice. But in between bouts of figure skating and freestyle skiing, we might see a different sport edging into the prime-time coverage: biathlon. The combination of cross-country skiing and precision shooting, biathlon is …

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The North Face athlete Conrad Anker, Peak 7, Loran Kerrigan, The North Face athlete, Ryan Hudson, President of The North Face, Todd Spaletto.

Peak 7 Adventures Wins $25K The North Face Grant to Get Kids Outside

Peak 7 Adventures, a faith-based non-profit organization headquartered in Spokane that takes underprivileged and at-risk youth in Washington and Oregon on outdoor recreation outings, was the recipient of a $25,000 The North Face Explorer Fund grant this past summer. Peak 7 was one of 10 organizations selected out of 500 applicants in May to produce …

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Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific

Roz Savage, Hay House Inc, 2013, 200 pages Roz Savages new book, “Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman’s Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific,” is about finding direction in life as much as it is a rowing adventure. There is plenty of rowing action: stormy nights that roll the Brocade (Roz’s boat) …

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Outdoor Adventure Holiday Gift Guide – Gear Giving Ideas from Local Shops

Christmas is right around the corner, and if you’re still looking for the right gift for that “outdoorsy” type on your list, never fear. We have put together a list of some of the hottest holiday outdoor adventure gift ideas that you can find at local shops throughout the Inland Northwest. We’ve included a wide …

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Locking Horns: Should Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park be expanded with a new lift and runs on the backside of Mount Spokane?

Welcome to the first round of Out There Monthly’s new “Locking Horns” department. Here we will be giving passionate advocates for different approaches to various recreation and natural resource issues a chance to go head-to-head with words meant to inform and persuade Inland Northwest outdoor enthusiasts. This first Locking Horns segment is dedicated to the …

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