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Elena grew up camping and hiking and finds every excuse possible to be outside or exploring. She is an avid coffee drinker, and writes about whatever piques her interest. She is proud of the fact that she can drive a manual transmission in the snow. You can find more of her writing at egardnerblog.wordpress.com.

Spokane’s Historic “Cycling Wall” Unveiled at Wheel Sport

Photo of Wheel Sport by Elena Gardner.

“I quit $3.75 an hour to work here,” reads a message scrawled on the recently unveiled historic cycling wall at Wheel Sport Bicycles on Division Street in Spokane. The quote, along with the many other messages and signatures, serve as ...

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Zombies Return to Riverside State Park

A spooky Halloween-inspired half mile hike through Riverfront Park is a great way to get the whole family ready for the holiday. The fifth annual “Haunted Zombie” hike, hosted by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and the Riverside State Park ...

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The Calm Waters and Lazy Trails of Bead Lake

Our trip to Bead Lake began with a 1.5-hour drive from Spokane to the Eastern Washington-Selkirk Range in late May, but the relatively low-elevation hike makes for an excellent fall adventure. My boyfriend and I had decided the 11.4-mile round-trip ...

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Warren Miller: Here, There, & Everywhere

The Boulder-based Warren Miller Entertainment is releasing its 67th annual feature film. Here, There, & Everywhere brings the mountain to you as it follows the world’s most accomplished skiers and snowboarders across the globe from the U.S. and Canadian Rockies ...

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Reel Rock Film Tour at Perry Street Brewing

Reel Rock 11 is back this year at Perry Street Brewing. The event, which takes place on Wednesday, November 2, from 7 -10 p.m., will feature five climbing films you won’t want to miss, as well as food trucks and ...

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Local Sports Medicine Innovations Offer New Options for Athletes with Sports-related Injuries

Athletes with sports-related injuries can’t help but feel morose over both the setback to their performance and the inevitable multiple trips back and forth to various surgeons, therapists, and other experts. The new Rockwood Integrated Sports Medicine Clinic on Spokane’s ...

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The Champions Among Us

Ready for ski season to kick off? So are we. In the meantime, however, Spokane Nordic Ski Association is hosting a kick-off auction event to get you ready. The family-friendly event will be hosted at the Southside Senior Events Center ...

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John Wayne Trail Adventure Cycling Presentation

Willie Weir, adventure cyclist and author, will be delivering a talk at a benefit for the John Wayne Pioneer Trail Organization on October 13 at 7 p.m. The talk, titled “Tiva to Tekoa: A Rescue Dog Travels a Rescued Trail,” ...

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