The Urban Outdoors

Jess Walter: The Urban Outdoors

I was just at a swanky party on the top of the Smith Tower in Seattle and I kept getting the dreaded Spokane eye. You’re …

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Jess Walter: The Urban Outdoors

This is the kind of story I used to read in the Drama in Real Life section of my grandparents’ Readers Digest-one of those harrowing …

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Jess Walter: The Urban Outdoors

There was six inches of fresh powder over a righteous base and I was seriously shredding-practically cliff-hucking, and that’s when I caught more air than …

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Jess Walter: The Urban Outdoors

Lately, people in downtown Spokane have been stopping me on the street to ask how the urban outdoorsperson should vote in this month’s election. “Hey,” …

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Jess Walters: The Urban Outdoors

I have sort of an embarrassing problem with this month’s urban outdoors column (and I’m not talking about the above illustration which often portrays me …

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Jess Walter: The Urban Outdoors

My brother and I were making preparations for our annual State of the Spokane River Float (this mostly involves getting my brother out of his …

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Jess Walter: The Urban Outdoors

Recently I was challenged by a poet in Lycra bike shorts to write an entire column about bicycling without making fun of the way people …

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Jess Walter: The Urban Outdoors

DUE TO A REPORTING ERROR I recently found myself at a public hearing. The topic was Kendall Yards, KY as I affectionately call it, the …

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Spokane River and Falls in downtown (December 1970).

Jess Walter: The Urban Outdoors

Someone once called golf a good walk spoiled. But I’ll tell you what really spoils a good walk: man scat. Big. Human. Turds. I can’t …

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