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Author holding her quilt made from the graphic front side of old race t-shirts--standing in her living room with a canvas photo print of her running with her wife.

My Evolution as a Runner as Told in Race Shirts

Essay by Spokane runner Maeve Griffith about her 40-year collection of race event t-shirts and her personal evolution as a trans woman.

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Scene looking down at grass with a water bottle, rolled-up white towel, smart phone with earbuds, and pair of running shoes.

8 Ways To Improve Your Running Life

Ideas to improve your running life by helping to get you out the door faster, eliminate decision fatigue, and combat doldrums.

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Illustration of a cyclist carrying his mountain bike across a muddyl-colored river while a big-eyed alligator in the water and a green snake curled around a tree branch watch him.

Smash the Winter Cycling Blues

Everyday Cyclist columnist Justin Short shares how some riders cope with winter riding conditions and about his latest bikepacking adventure.

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Leashed dog on a trail in front of her owner.

Editorial: To Leash or Not to Leash Your Dog?

In a city or other developed area with people walking and biking on public lands, trails, and roads, keep your dog on-leash.

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Winter running by the river.

Why I Like Winter Running

Run Wild columnist provides encouragement and advice for continuing a running routine during winter, especially for one’s mental well-being.

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Two young girls smiling at the camera while cross-country skiing at Mt. Spokane.

Cross-Country Ski Beginner Guide for Families

Families with young children can plan a first-time cross-country ski outing using these 4 easy steps, including gear rentals and where to go.

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The author's toddler and dog walking on the trail, with trees on side and a downslope on the other.

On Walking a Toddler in the Woods

Personal essay by Lisa Laughlin reflecting on how motherhood has changed how she experiences trails, hiking, and the great outdoors.

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Black bear walking across a clearing in a forest.

Why Washington’s Spring Bear Hunt Was Canceled

Washington Fish & Wildlife Commission made the controversial decision to cancel the 2022 spring bear hunt only because of a tie-vote.

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Person writing in a journal.

3 Steps For Healthy and Balanced Goal-Setting

Three key questions to guide self-reflection for improving wellness and to help align priorities and set goals that enhance life balance.

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