Month: April 2016

Running and Walking Gear to Get You Out on the Trail: Patagonia R1 Hoody with Polygiene Odor Resistant Treatment

The Patagonia R1 Hoody (MSRP $159) is one of my all-time favorite outdoor garments and a great choice for winter and early spring runs, especially longer outings that may range from running to walking. It’s warm but insanely breathable and ventable with a super-deep chest zipper to stave off overheating. And then there’s the hood …

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Running and Walking Gear to Get You Out on the Trail: New Balance 870 Women’s Running Shoes

I’ve never been a runner, so it wasn’t a total surprise that my first 5K at the Spokane Happy Girls Run last summer left me with a sore right ankle. The first question my PT friend asked was about my shoes. I found them at Costco for a screaming deal, I told him. “Yeah, that’s …

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Explore Local Trails and Win Cool Outdoor Prizes with Out There Monthly’s Backcountry Booty Contest

Do you like hiking and exploring recreation areas and trails you’ve never visited before? Do you like treasure hunts for cool prizes? Play Out There Monthly’s free Backcountry Booty contest and you get to explore different trails around the region and possibly win gift certificates for cool outdoor gear and other prizes. Here’s how it …

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Running and Walking Gear to Get You Out on the Trail: Thule Chariot Cheetah 2 Multi-Sport Trailer/Stroller

Having something to push the wee one around in those first few months of parenthood was a gift, even if it was a cheap and simple big-box store stroller. We were so happy to get our sleep-deprived selves outside for daily walks that we didn’t think twice about what we were pushing him along in. …

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All That and More: How Bone Broth Can Save Your Relationship

Unless you’ve been living in a media vortex or have no friends, you’ve probably been hearing the raves about bone broth. The claims of its magical powers range from solving impossible math equations to growing entire new limbs. Probably it cures cancer too but, according to my Facebook feed, weed still has the monopoly on …

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Child sitting in a camp chair at a campsite, with trees in the background.

Family-Friendly Campgrounds in North Idaho & Eastern Washington

Camping days stretch long for children to immerse themselves in nature and enjoy time free of schedules and technology. Camping is as transformative as it is fun. Make one of these Inland Northwest campgrounds the new happiest place on earth for your kids this summer. Sam Owen Campground  Located near Hope, Idaho, this semi-rustic campground …

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Running and Walking Gear to Get You Out on the Trail: Lorpen Technical Running and Hiking Socks

After I started running more regularly a few years back, my sock drawer has slowly been filling with new, colorful running socks of different styles and thickness. I’ve been buying whatever socks were on the shelf at my local running shop, which meant I wasn’t familiar with Lorpen (a Spanish company that specializes in technical …

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