Person overlooking a forested cliff while on a hike.

Winter Is Coming

Our small group of long-time friends arrived one-by-one at our remote, Idaho rendezvous spot. There was good food, cold beers, and socially-distanced catching up around the campfire late into the night. That was the last time I felt well for weeks.   The next morning, I loaded my backpack slower than normal, fighting off crippling fatigue that even a second cup of coffee couldn’t cut through. Shortly after we started hiking, the chills

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Two kids playing disc golf.

Disc Golf Provides Corona Relief for Area Kids

Spokane, Wash.  “We have a whole bunch of Spokane-area students who missed their disc golf sessions in schools and have been sitting around for months and need to get out of the house,” says Erin Johnson with the Spokane-based US Youth Disc Golf Association (US/YDGA). “Families need kids to get outside with a challenge and reward, and since

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A woman taking a selfie with three other men bike riders.

Great American Outdoors

The corona virus pandemic has few silver linings, but one that may be the most lasting and positive is the dramatic increase in the number of Americans who have been getting outside. And it’s our vast system of federal, state, and local public lands and parks that make spending time outdoors here in the U.S.A. so easy and enjoyable. Especially here in the West, where the

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Virtual Fitness Community: 3 Ways to Join

Missing the buoyancy of a crowd? Try some of these online recreation opportunities.  Join a virtual running club. Fleet Feet Spokane aims to help runners reach their goals, with or without a race season.  Compete in a virtual bike race. Bandók Virtual Events focuses on ultra-endurance cycling, like the Tour Divide.   Sign up for a virtual charity run.

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