Month: October 2014

Bright Fish and Fall Foliage: Watch Kokanee Salmon & Hike around Sullivan Lake

Thousands of Kokanee salmon have started running up Harvey Creek, near Sullivan Lake in Northeast Washington. Huge schools of these bright red fish can be seen from the bridge or creek bank near the lake. The run typically lasts until the middle of December, but if you head up there over the next couple of …

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Ski Swap finds for kids. Photo courtesy of Winter Swap

Surviving the Ski Swap Experience with Your Kids

Fleece-clad shoppers clutching coffee cups stand outside in an organized line, waiting for the doors to open. It’s better than Black Friday; it’s the annual Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol (MSSP) Ski Swap, always the last weekend of October at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center, and your best bet for outfitting your whole family with …

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Hailey Cecie throwing down at The Grind. Photo: Dustin Semb

The Grind: How the Region’s Biggest Rail Jam Came to EWU and Why You Need to Be There

The Grind, one of the largest open ski and snowboard rail jams on the West Coast that attracts hundreds of spectators and up to 90 competitors, is held in an unlikely location – behind the library on the Eastern Washington University campus in Cheney, a small college town surrounded by rolling Palouse wheat fields and …

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Season pass holders at 49 also get five free tickets to White Pass, three to Mission Ridge, two to Bluewood, and two to Loup Loup. This is pretty unique deal for anyone who likes to venture out and explore some of the region’s other ski areas. Photo courtesy 49 Degrees North Ski & Snowboard Resort

Skiing on the Cheap: Don’t Pay Full Price for a Lift Ticket This Season

Skiing and snowboarding doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg, and with a few cost-saving tricks like cashing in on readily available discounted passes, ticket packs, and other mid-week ski deals, you can easily ski more this season, at a number of different resorts, for way less than the regular price you’d pay …

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Sparks fly at the hands of Glen Copus, who makes Spokane's best bikes. Photo: Hank Greer

The Elephant in the Woods: Ultimate Back-Road Touring Bikes Made in Spokane

I’m always amazed, and a little envious, when I meet someone who has found his or her passion and lives it every day. Glen Copus of Spokane is one of those people. Glen builds bikes. No, scratch that. Glen builds damn good bikes made of steel. His bike building pedigree is too lengthy to cover …

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Approaching the bottom, he clears a giant crevasse with a graceful gap jump and safely slides into home plate where the film crew is waiting with rounds of high-fives and a pure Jeff Spicoli moment where a fellow TGR athlete screams out “That was SO SICK bro.” Photo courtesy of Teton Gravity Research

Time to Get Stoked: Inland Northwest Fall Ski Film Ritual

Jumping out of the helicopter onto the top of a remote Alaskan peak, literally on the edge of a razor between two massively steep faces, Teton Gravity Research athlete Sage Cattabriga-Alosa tiptoes to the edge and pauses to double check his line.  He takes several quick, shallow breathes and radios to the film crew with …

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