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Mountain Mugs: Mountain Gear’s Mark Beattie Explains Why There is No Bad Ski Day

Last March I walked up to the counter at Mountain Gear with a few pieces of backpacking gear and chatted briefly with the store’s assistant manager Mark Beattie about our outdoor plans for the weekend. Since a warm front had moved through and nuked the powder I had originally hoped to be skiing, I explained …

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Play Local, Shop Local: Inland NW Outdoor Gift Guide

Cool, creative outdoor oriented gifts are sure to make certain people on your holiday shopping list smile (tip: you can also leave these pages open with items circled for your significant other or send a copy home to your parents). These gift ideas from local retailers and local outdoor gear companies right here in the …

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Regional Businesses Make Bike-Friendly List

The Couer d’Alene office of J-U-B Engineers, a Boise-based civil engineering firm, was one of only three businesses in Northern Idaho and Eastern Washington recognized as Bicycle Friendly Businesses by the League of American Bicyclists. Mountain Gear in Spokane Valley and Rings & Things in Spokane also made the list. What qualified them? Shower facilities …

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Dawes Eddy Slideshow

Spokane mountaineer Dawes Eddy, who climbed Mt. Everest at 65 earlier this year, will present a slide on his accomplisment Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the Jepson Center’s Wolfe Auditorium, Gonzaga University. Physiology researcher Don Winant will present a report, “Built to Scale: Dawes Eddy at Extreme Altitude,” detailing a medical study that followed Eddy on his …

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