Month: June 2014

Knapweed is Taking Over! Help Protect Our Beloved Iller Creek Trail System from this Eurasian Invader. Saturday (June 21), 9 AM

Iller Creek Conservation Area that includes the well-used hiking and biking trails below and around the Big Rock above the Spokane Valley has some serious knapweed infestations at scattered spots along the loop trail. Before this situation gets worse and becomes a really major problem like it is at Saltese Uplands and Antoine Peak, we …

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Torch Light Parade costumes. Photo courtesy of Jenny and Kristina

Costumes Make Training Runs More Fun

Wearing creative, even outlandish, costumes while running is becoming the trademark for local triathletes Jenny Yoakum and Kristina Northcutt. As Team Blaze members and Ironman Coeur d’Alene veterans, they’ve been running weekly together in costumes since last October. “Wearing costumes has helped us to not take our training so seriously,” says Northcutt, who competed in …

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Paddleboards ready for the river. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Outdoor Activities Close to Home This Summer: Spokane Parks and Rec Events and Classes

School is out, the sun is shining, and everyone is ready for some outdoor fun. This summer, Spokane Parks and Recreation is offering myriad different outdoor adventures. No matter your fitness level or outdoor experience, there is a program for everyone. “Spokane has hiking and biking trails for all skill levels and pristine waterways for …

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Sweet Lowdown performs at the Sacajawea Bluegrass Festival June 13-15, Pasco, Washington.

Summer Festival Guide: Hit the Road for Some Music in the Mountains

During the sunny, warmer months, citizens of the Northwest find as many opportunities to get outdoors as possible. One of the best ways to enjoy the sunshine and soak in some music is by visiting a few of the many bluegrass, folk, Americana, and other local music festivals scattered throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. …

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Paddling the calm water. Photo courtesy of Stillwater SUP

Making Fun Their 9 to 5: 3 Outdoor Businesses that Call the Inland NW Home

For those who are lucky enough to call the Inland Northwest home, life entails a fantastic four-season climate, complete with lakes, rivers, mountains and a region that’s virtually bursting at the seams with outdoor adventure possibilities. With all of this recreational opportunity in the region, it’s no wonder that several outdoors-based businesses have chosen to …

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