Editorial

Lisa_Marie Perino and Alex Renner ride fat bikes on Mt. Spokane.

State of Recreation

By Jon Snyder The Spokane area was the center of the outdoor education universe not once, but twice in the last year—first for the National Association …

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Five Ways to Win Political Debates This Christmas

Few minds have been changed by debate, if social media is any indication. But sometimes the urge is overwhelming to try anyway. So, if you …

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Santa in the Lift Line: Inspiring Outdoor Holiday Magic

“Mom, Santa’s getting on the bunny chair!” While this sounds like a punchline, it wasn’t. From our view out the front windows of the Mt. …

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Photo of young boy tree skiing.

The Snowy Mountains Are Calling

Before my kids will have figured out their Halloween costumes, I’ll know what they’ll be wearing the first day it snows. For my family, October …

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Travel Far, Travel Near

When I heard the word travel when I was younger, it brought to mind far-off places. I imagined flying across an ocean and boarding a …

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Lessons from the Wild

Mile 34. My feet ache, burn, and swell with painful blisters. Each step has become a burden, and our pace has slowed to just over …

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Editorial: Make it to the Lake this Summer

My New Year’s resolution a few years ago was to swim in a new lake each week during the months of July and August. That’s …

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In It for the Long Run: Triathlete in Need of Heart Transplant Keeps Competing

Triathletes know how to suffer. They compete in high temps and high winds, and through intestinal distress, heat exhaustion, and debilitating cramps. Pat Johnson knows …

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Editorial: Intentions, Ambitions, and Travel-worthy Missions

Many New Year’s resolutions start in January and are discarded like an old sweater by May. But as the summer season officially launches in June, …

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