Month: June 2017

Photo by Summer Hess.

Climbing Walls or Community Action? Finding a Balance Between Activism and Athleticism

I took a deep breath before plunging under the overpass on my way back to work after a session at Wild Walls climbing gym. The smell of human excrement and unwashed bodies clogged the back of my throat, as did the bursts of exhaust from the heavy traffic that whizzed by. It seemed rude to …

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Photo by Rachel Becker.

100 Fun Things to Do Outside this Summer

June 4 is National Trails Day – go for a hike! Check out Indian Painted Rocks, a 6.8-mile round-trip loop trail within the Riverside State Park Little Spokane River Natural Area. wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/little-spokane-river. June is Great Outdoors Month and National Camping Month. In fact, June 25 is National Backyard Campout Day – an easy “staycation.” Play …

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Photo of mountain biker by Aaron Theisen.

The Great Green North: Mountain Biking Invermere, B.C.

Seemingly out of place amongst the sky-scraping skier’s paradise of the Canadian Purcells and Rockies, the Upper Columbia Valley of eastern British Columbia is a spring escape for Calgarians itching for early-season tee times and wine tastings. But it’s also nurturing a quietly intense mountain biking community from a base in the Bavarian-inspired tourist town …

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