By Chris Cindric

Now that most Washington State parks and public lands open again, this is truly welcome news. The ability to get outside has been the saving grace for many of us during this time of quarantine and social distancing. To help you make the most of your outdoor time and keep things fresh, the faculty of Eastern Washington University’s Recreation and Leisure Services Program has created the SPOvid-19 Local Adventure Series.

Over the next 19 weeks, we’re bringing you 19 local Spokane adventures, presented in videos, to inspire you and keep your body, spirit, and mind hooked-on and uplifted by participating in outdoor recreation. That’s enough local adventures to keep you active through Labor Day! 

A new local adventure will be highlighted each week on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/cpcindric.

Episode 1 – Run Bloomsday

Video produced by Chris Cindric and EWU Recreation and Leisure Services.

Future adventures will include:

  • Hiking Turnbull Wildlife Refuge
  • Whitewater Stand Up Paddling
  • Adventure Hammocking
  • Thru-hiking the Centennial Trail

Get out there and get after it Spokane.  The local adventures abound!

Chris Cindric is a Senior Lecturer of Recreation and Leisure Services at Eastern Washington University where he teaches and advises a minor in experiential education and manages the EWU Challenge Course Program. Chris and his son, Charlie, are also team riders for Badfish SUP, and enjoy paddling and surfing rivers and river waves as often as possible. He lives in Cheney with his wife, four children, and dog. 

Running the Lilac Bloomsday course. // Photo by Chris Cindric
Almost to the Bloomsday course finish line. // Photo by Chris Cindric