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People’s Park: Spring Planting and Pruning (April 28)

Photo of People's Park courtesy of Spokane Historical.

This Arbor Day (April 28) a volunteer crew will be working on designated trails and plantings in People’s Park, located just west of downtown Spokane. According to Lunell Haught, president of the Inland NW Trails Coalition, this project is a ...

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Kids Fishing Day

Photo courtesy of Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Each year, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife teams up with local organizations to host a kids’ fishing day at Clear Lake west of Spokane. This year’s event will be held May 6. The $10 registration fee gets young ...

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Fishing with Kids: Connecting Foster Kids with the Outdoors

Photo by Kaitlin Barnhart

What if they don’t catch a fish? I started to worry, but as the truck doors swung open and the boys filed out, I could see their bright smiles and it clicked: I knew we had already given these children ...

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A Run in the Hoods Part 2: South Perry and Rockwood

It took almost a decade of living within a couple of miles to successfully navigate the eastern side of Spokane’s South Hill. Streets run in all directions and then suddenly dead-end. Little gravel connectors appear at random. Before you know ...

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11 Ideas for Family Fun in the Great Outdoors

Photo of West Valley Outdoor Learning Center.

1) Hike or Bike in Palisades Park: This 700-acre nature park west of Spokane has awesome views of the city and several trails for hiking or biking. Kids will especially enjoy Indian Canyon’s Mystic Falls. A park map is available ...

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Spring & Summer Outdoor Events for All Ages

Lilac Century Bike Ride (April 30, 2017) Like SpokeFest in the spring, the Lilac Century Bike Ride is a great way to kick off the biking season with the whole family in a fun, safe and friendly environment. The Lilac ...

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Halfway to Bend: Wine Country Single-track in Echo, Oregon

Photo by Erik K.

The sea of wind turbines seemed to push us along as we motored south on our way to Bend for a long weekend. As our “This American Life” podcast episode came to an end, we exited the highway and tuned ...

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Two Wheel Transit’s 10 Hour Mountain Bike Race (April 29)

Two Wheel Transit’s first 10 Hour Mountain Bike Race will be held Saturday, April 29, at Camp Sekani Park. Although similar to a 24 hour race, Two Wheel Transit manager, Simon Hartt, says he’s “always wanted a single day event.” The ...

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Leadman Triathlon (April 22)

The ski season may be coming to an end, but there’s still time to sign up for Silver Mountain Resort’s 13th annual Leadman held on Saturday, April 22. The Leadman is a unique triathlon combining skiing/snowboarding, biking, and running. Competitors ...

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Training for a 30 Minute Bloomsday

Photo of a para athlete as they climb Doomsday Hill.

A snowy day in January doesn’t deter Isaac Rigo, Spencer Kimbro and Michael Hoyt from a tough interval workout. The three are members of the team ParaSport Spokane and are training for Bloomsday. While the roads may be impassable for ...

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