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4 Waterfall Hikes: Where Mountains and Rivers Collide

Photo of Grouse Creek falls by Janelle McCabe.

Like almond butter and dark chocolate, or balsamroot and mountain bike tire tracks, rivers and mountains complement each other, and the results of their couplings are waterfalls. Waterfalls are nature’s money shots. First you hear the trickle or rush or ...

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Kaniksu 50 & Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race (July 15)

Photo of Erika Prins Simonds running the Kaniksu 50 Ruck Race.

Picture a 50-mile trail run across some of Eastern Washington’s most gorgeous, remote terrain. Now, imagine it with friends. Oh, and a backpack weighing 25 to 35 pounds. The Kaniksu 50 Emory Corwine Memorial Ruck Race — the relay version ...

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Foothills Scenic Five (June 10)

Photo of the Foothills Scenic Five Run by Holly Weiler.

I’m a life-long resident of the Foothills, a rural community that appears on old USGS maps but not on modern maps of Spokane County. Over the years my neighborhood has been alternately known for truck farms, then apple orchards and ...

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A Run in the Hoods Part 3: Millwood

Photo of Millwood by Craig Goodwin

Millwood is a sleepy pocket of houses wedged between Trent Avenue and the Spokane River and spread about eight blocks in each direction east and west from Argonne Road. It’s here I’ve decided to meet my friend Anna on a ...

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Spokane River Rafting: Paddling Past Familiar Ground

Photo courtesy of ROW Adventures.

I’m an armchair sailor, a landlubber at heart. So, on my first run down the Spokane River, with its few yet mighty class-3+ rapids, I opted for a guided rafting expedition with ROW Adventures. Consummate professionals, the guides explained things ...

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Bike Everywhere in May with Friends

Photo of Spokane Bike to Work Week kickoff party.

May has long been nationally recognized as “Bike Month” thanks to the League of American Bicyclists. This includes Bike to Work Week, Bike to School Day, and a whole host of bike-centric activities. Cyclists who hang up their spokes for ...

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Deep Creek Loop in Riverside State Park

Photo by Holly Weiler.

For many people in the Inland Northwest, finishing Bloomsday is a rite of passage. As a former road runner with several Bloomsday finishes, I understand the allure of the race and the festival atmosphere on that first Sunday in May. ...

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Easy Thrills: Tubing the Spokane River

Photo by Amy Silbernagel McCaffree.

Parents like to feel in control, but you can’t control a river. Which is why I was a little nervous to take my young son, 6 years old at the time, tubing on the Spokane River last July.    The trip ...

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Fishtrap Lake Loop Trail Closer to Completion

Photo of the Fish Lake Trail.

After two seasons of work, including help from volunteer crews from Washington Trails Association, Backcountry Horseman of Washington, the Washington Conservation Corps, and Northwest Youth Corps, approximately 4 miles of the new Fishtrap Lake Loop west of Cheney, Wash., in ...

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Managing Frustration while Learning to Fly Fish

Photo of the author by Derrick Knowles.

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was standing in the knee-deep slack water of one of my favorite runs on the Spokane River. I was certain I had the right fly. I was certain that I was in ...

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