Month: July 2014

Ferrule Mixed Media Art Show (Aug. 1, 6-10 PM)—Bike Art & More

The Ferrule mixed media art show presented by The Bike Hub will feature artistic creations made from old bike parts by artist, bike shop manager, and event organizer Zach Hettinger; photo prints by local photographer and mountain bike race organizer Josh Tofsrud; wild nature-themed art by Destiny Jaeger; and work by a local graffiti artist …

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Young boy looking at the campfire grill covered in hotdogs and brats coving over the fire.

Camping With Kids

Camping with kids isn’t really relaxing. Let’s admit that from the beginning. Tent camping, which frames my experiences so far as a parent, is a lot of work in itself; add young children to the mix and it’s no longer the type of tranquil nature experience that one might have enjoyed during pre-parenthood camping trips. …

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Silver Mountain Bike Park Gets a Trail Tune-Up

Over 100 resorts in North America are now offering lift-served mountain biking with increased rider demand for a range of gravity oriented trails, from fun, flowy green and blue singletrack to black and double black descents littered with jumps and other technical features. Several resorts here in the Inland Northwest, including Schweitzer, Whitefish Mountain Resort, …

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Lake Pend Oreille. Photo: Aaron Theisen

Going to the Lake: Lake Pend Oreille–Beachside Camping for Hikers and Boaters

Northern Idaho’s Lake Pend Oreille is so deep that it supports U.S. Navy submarine tests and persistent reports of mysterious lake creatures. Its 111 miles of largely undeveloped shoreline, much of it U.S. Forest Service lands, also offer uncharted territory – if you’re willing to walk, boat or paddle. Below, find three great places to …

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Tarawyn Waters of Urban Eden Farms in Vinegar Flats sells veggies at the Spokane Farmers' Market. Photo: Shallan Knowles

Make Visits to the Farmers’ Market Your Regular Food Ritual

Once you’ve tasted an organic carrot, grown with a combination of Inland Northwest soil, sun, and rain, you can never go back to eating store-bought organic carrots. Never. That’s what farmers’ market vegetables will do for you – forever transform your perspective about fresh food. My family’s affection for farmers’ markets started as newlyweds when …

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