Janelle McCabe

Leavenworth Half Marathon (September 30)

Every weekend in October, thousands of people dig out their dirndls and lederhosen and funny hats and head to Leavenworth, Wash. for Oktoberfest. On the first weekend of the festival, the Leavenworth Marathon and Half Marathon take place, putting a minor damper on Friday night’s revelry but guaranteeing an I-earned-this good time after the race …

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Photo of runners at Burning Man by Janelle McCabe.

Burn to Run

Picture an XY line graph. The X axis is labeled “Runner Extremes,” and the Y axis is labeled “Cultural Extremes.” Plot an intersection point at the far ends of each axis, and you have the Burning Man 50K Ultramarathon, which I chose as my first foray into ultrarunning. Burning Man At the end of every …

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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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Off the Beaten Path: The Quirky Charm of Scottish Lakes High Camp

This was a curious dogsled. Our 75-pound dog wiggled in my lap as we sat behind our driver. Behind us, my husband hung on upright to the rear of the snowmobile, dogsled-style. Behind him was an attached sled that held the food, clothing, and creature comforts that would see us through a weekend of playing …

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Retired Olympic Athlete Serves Team USA Paralympic Community Well

What do you do when the fire alarm goes off in your several-story building in Rio de Janerio, which is filled with hundreds of Paralympic athletes, many of whom are wheelchair-bound? This scenario wasn’t hypothetical for Spokane physical therapist and former Olympic rower Jamie Redman, who for five weeks in August and September filled the …

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