Looking for a challenge this weekend? Join Conservation Northwest for the Hall Mountain Day Hike on Saturday, a 14-miler near the Salmo-Priest Wilderness. The hike is free with a $10-per-family suggested donation. Carpooling from Spokane is available.
This is part of a weekly series of hikes in the Colville National Forest. For more information, check out the Conservation Northwest website or call 360.671.9950.
August 1-3 is the Courage Classic Bicycle Tour. Ride over Snoqualmie, Blewett & Stevens passes in this 3-day, 172-mile fully supported tour. The tour benefits the Child Abuse Intervention department at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital.
Schweitzer Mountain Resort has officially opened its new beginner downhill mountain bike trail, The Beargrass Trail. The 4-ft-wide beginner downhill trail rides six-and-a-half miles from summit to village at an average grade of 6%.
For information on mountain bike rentals and biking events at Schweitzer, visitwww.schweitzer.comor call 208.255.3081.
Behold, the Lands Council’s new proposition for storing Spring runoff water. The concept for this viral video came from OTM‘s Jon Snyder and the video was created by Klundt Hosmer and Hamilton Studios. The Lands Council has done an amazing job of communicating this creative environmental solution. Way to go!
The City of Spokane Parks & Recreation department is offering a Leave No Trace workshop for outdoor enthusiasts. The program teaches how to reduce environmental impact while hiking, camping and enjoying other outdoor recreation activities.
Date: Thursday, August 20th, 2009
Location: REI classroom
Cost: $19 per person
Registration deadline: August 11th
Only 14 spots available
If you haven’t found your way up to the blossoming South Perry district yet, do it today!
The South Perry Street Fair, which includes food vendors, kids’ games and live music, goes until 5:00 pm today. Pedals2People offers free bike tune-ups until 2:00 pm in the parking lot of The Shop at 924 S. Perry.
The fair’s proceeds go to Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery & The Grant P.A.W.S. Program.