Month: September 2014

Running with a four-legged pal is as much about compromise as anything else. But it’s worth it. Photo: Charlotte Reeves

Running with Dogs

I knew very little about dogs when my husband and I got one eight years ago, a scruffy, medium-sized shelter dog we named Emmy. But there was one thing I definitely looked forward to: running together. She would be my live-in running partner, an always-ready pal who could give me the appearance of protection on …

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Dylan Pollard reaches the top of the run. Photo: Hank Greer

It’s Cyclocross Time—Join the Party as a Rider or Spectator

After an active season of road cycling or mountain biking, it’s time to start thinking about shifting gears and getting ready for the cyclocross season. What is cyclocross?  Cross is a fall and winter cycling sport originally designed for the “off season” to help maintain fitness, improve skills and spice things up throughout the fall …

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North Fork of the Coeur d'Alene River: An angler's paradise. Photo: David Uhlenkott

A Small Slice of Fly Fishing Heaven—The North Fork of the CDA River

The North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River – a western, freestone masterpiece – is what fishy dreams are made of: crystal clear waters, old growth forests, mountains for miles, and, of course, a healthy population of brilliantly colored, native westslope cutthroat trout. Located just east of Spokane, the North Fork’s emerald waters originate deep …

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Summer Skiing on Washington’s Volcanoes

Washington’s volcanoes offer a wide variety of ski mountaineering options, from expert death defying descents to leisurely ski descents for the intermediate skier. Two mountains in particular offer fun ski descents that are reasonable and accessible: Mount Adams and Mount St. Helens. Mount Adams, located in the Cascade Range 75 miles northeast of Portland, is …

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