October 2014

The swap features thousands of new and used ski and snowboard items sold by individuals and retailers, including Nordic ski gear. Photo courtesy of MSSP Ski Swap

Ski Swap Roundup: Hit these Swaps for Deals on New and Used Gear

Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap: Friday, October 24-26, Spokane County Fair & Expo Center For 50 years now, the Mt. Spokane Ski Patrol Ski Swap, the region’s largest winter sports equipment and clothing sales event, has been helping skiers find the best deals on new and used ski gear and clothing. The swap has …

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Hike of the Month: North Fork Silver Creek Trail (Abercrombie Mountain, Colville N.F.)

Save the easy approach to Abercrombie Mountain for summer. Once fall arrives, the long, 14-mile, roundtrip version gives hikers ample time to savor the spectacular colors. What’s more, the trailhead doubles as a free campground, encouraging visitors to make it a weekend. Start the hike beneath the treed canopy alongside Silver Creek, where the path …

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Wisdom Earned: The Significant Story of Climber and Conservationist Chris Kopczynski

If wisdom is earned from elevation gained, miles walked, or risks taken, Chris Kopczynski is the new 21st century Aristotle. As an athlete, adventurer and explorer, Chris has few equals. He wrestled varsity for four years at WSU; completed early first ascents of peaks and routes on mountains throughout the world; rode his ten speed …

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