Month: February 2019

Photo of mountain biker and his dog.

Winter Mountain Bike Riding in Washington’s Scablands

For mountain bikers, mid-winter can seem like an endless stretch of icy singletrack and roads riddled with rock salt. If a road trip to the desert southwest is out of the question, look closer to home. The channeled scablands, the flood-scoured sagebrush steppe of central Washington, offers quick-fix hits of snow-free pedaling. First things first: …

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Badass Backcountry: Skiing Oregon’s Wallowas

Jonathon Stahl is an outdoor enthusiast in all the best ways—always positive, always kind, and always stoked. One of his favorite trips as assistant director of recreation at Washington State University is a backcountry ski trip into Northeast Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains. He loves this trip for all many reasons, including the beauty, the ease of …

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Photo of the main street in Wallace, Idaho.

Wallace, Idaho: Ski Town Evolution

Picture this: Scrabbling up a steep mountainside, an old mining town scrambles to find a new identity. Noting the proximity to a ski area (or two), outdoor recreationists—and their wallets—come calling. Dark taverns morph into lively microbreweries; gastropubs replace smoky diners. And like that, “ski town” status begins to materialize. It’s a scene that’s played …

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Backcountry Booty: Nat Geo and Expo Event Tickets (Hidden 2.1.19, Found 2.9.19)

This Booty has been FOUND! Nice work!! Backcountry Booty Prize:In this Backcountry Booty, you’ll be searching for a prize voucher good for OVER $200 in event tickets happening in Spokane! It’s finders keepers, and the finder of this booty will get 4 tickets to the Spokane Great Outdoors and Bike Expo (Feb 23 & 24), …

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