What’s Your Gear?

What’s your Gear: Angie Dierdorff

“I had a mental block about beginning again at the age of 45—I thought that it would be too hard and I would feel discouraged, …

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Jon Wilmot- Floating the Spokane River

Floating the Spokane River during the hottest days of summer has long been a favored pastime for generations of locals—blow up the big, fat tubes, …

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What’s Your Gear?: Distance Running, Heather Le Friec

“RUNNING IS MY LIFE,” says 40-year-old Heather Le Friec. For some runners, this might be an exaggerated self-assessment, but for her it’s not. As she …

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What’s Your Gear? Mark Beattie, Telemark Skiing

“I STARTED TELEMARK BECAUSE I was getting bored with alpine and just skiing inbounds. I guess I wanted more of an adventure,” says Mark Beattie, …

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What’s Your Gear? Ryan Kerrigan, Whitewater Rafting

Floating down Ecuador’s Pindo River in a cheap inflatable raft with his brothers when he was seven years old was Ryan Kerrigan’s first rafting experience. …

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What’s Your Gear? Chuck Schmidt, Snowboarding

“SNOWBOARDING WAS NEVER MEANT to be about you and how cool you are,” says Chuck Schmidt, whose hometown is Coeur d’Alene. “It’s about shredding and …

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What’s Your Gear? TGR CAMERAMAN

AS THE SUPERVISING PRODUCER and one of the Principle Cinematographers for Teton Gravity Research, Josh Nielsen (a native of Vancouver, WA) ushers nascent ski/snowboard films …

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What’s Your Gear? Jaime Reese

Currently ranked fourth in USA Pro Women’s Cycling and 92nd in UCI World, Jaime Reese, age 31, is a hometown athlete to brag about. She …

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What’s Your Gear? Rob Kennedy: Backpacking

Backpacking for a bachelor party? Rob Kennedy did just that with a trip to Hells Canyon with some buddies before getting married on August 27th …

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What’s Your Gear?: Travis Semler: Fly-Fishing

The book (and movie) A River Runs Through It has inspired many fly fishing fans, especially fathers and sons—like Travis Semler from Spokane, who started …

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