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Ultimate Fitness Run

Another awesome event put on by CoreFitinc. We will be creating another amazing obstacle course run on Mt. Spokane, Quartz Mountain and for all you trail runners, a new 10K Trail run. You get the best of all worlds, 10K OCR and a 10K trail run + our awesome kids run. If you are ready …

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Alternatives to Bear Spray: Try Tom Petty

I had never been to Rock Creek without my Missoula-based brother-in-law, and—aside from the Spokane River near my house—I had never fished alone. However, with any activity or place that regularly cycles through your daydream escapisms, at some point, you decide to just go.  Listening to the rolling hum of the creek while being swallowed …

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Photo of the cover of Backpacker's Backcountry Cooking by Dorcas S. Miller.

Backcountry Cooking in 10 Minutes

Dorcas Miller’s book “Backcountry Cooking: From Pack to Plate in 10 Minutes” doesn’t have full-page, mouth-watering food photos, but it does have an immense amount of practical, vetted, and diverse information, wisdom, and recipes for all backcountry adventurers. In the Introduction, Miller asks a question that sets the foundation for the entire book: “What kind …

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Traversing the Selkirk Crest: A Guide to Backcountry Swashbuckling

“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done,” the Captain says over the sound of his trekking poles dragging along the trail. As we are not even to the hard part yet, I say some encouraging stuff about how doing hard things makes us better people, stronger of character, and slightly tougher than a Girl …

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Four Local Long-Distance Hikers and Their Unique Experiences on National Scenic Trails

If you’ve ever dreamed of taking on one of North America’s long-distance hiking trails, one of the best things you can do to prepare is learn from others who have walked before you. These four Inland Northwest-based hikers offer a glimpse of life out on the trail that may inspire you to hit the trail …

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Winter Camping in Comfort—Tips to Stay Warm, Dry and Have Fun Sleeping Out in the Snow

Comfort is a relative word to apply to camping. I’m perfectly comfortable spending days at a time in the backcountry, but I recently heard of a couple who planned a summer trip in their RV, powered by generator, to a campsite less than half an hour from their home. They did so in order to …

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