Month: May 2017

Hangman Creek Hike (June 9)

Join The Lands Council guide, Amanda Parrish, and Inland Northwest Trails Coalition’s Hangman Creek Project Manager, Daniel Collins, on June 9 for a hike along Hangman Creek. Hangman Creek has long been plagued by pollution from agricultural runoff and efforts have been underway to restore healthy water flows to this Spokane River tributary through the …

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Photo of river otters by Kyle Merritt.

Critters in the City: Downtown Spokane’s Urban Wildlife Hikes

Eating sushi or sipping craft cocktails at a city café isn’t the typical start to a wildlife watching hike, but downtown Spokane is unique in that regard. Both the Spokane River and Latah Creek serve as wildlife corridors for a surprising list of species. Miles of lightly developed, forested park and residential land extend the …

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Photo of the Ben Burr Trail bridge by Hank Greer.

Adventure Commuting: Turn Your Boring Ride to Work into a Cycling Adventure

When I started commuting to work on my bike, I focused on finding a route that avoided busy arterials and provided a reasonably enjoyable and safe ride. I don’t recall how long it took, but after settling into a routine my commute grew boring. It wasn’t enough to get some exercise, save money, and be …

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Photo of Grouse Creek falls by Janelle McCabe.

4 Waterfall Hikes: Where Mountains and Rivers Collide

Like almond butter and dark chocolate, or balsamroot and mountain bike tire tracks, rivers and mountains complement each other, and the results of their couplings are waterfalls. Waterfalls are nature’s money shots. First you hear the trickle or rush or roar from a distance. Then you feel the ground responding to the collision between water …

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Photo of Erika Prins Simonds running the Kaniksu 50 Ruck Race.

Kaniksu 50 & Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race (July 15)

Picture a 50-mile trail run across some of Eastern Washington’s most gorgeous, remote terrain. Now, imagine it with friends. Oh, and a backpack weighing 25 to 35 pounds. The Kaniksu 50 Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race — the relay version of the Kaniksu 50 ultra marathon — has been the highlight of my summer for …

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Great Deals on Gently-Used Outdoor Gear

If you’re looking for great deals on outdoor gear and like to give new life to lightly used outdoor recreation gear and clothing, pay a visit to Spokane’s new outdoor gear consignment store, Northwest Outdoors, in the old Wintersport building (3220 N Division). Hours are 10-6 Monday-Saturday, and Sunday from 11-5 (more info at Nwoutdoors.co). …

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