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Wrangler Active/Outdoor Wear

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I have long been fond of Wrangler’s signature pearl-snap button cowboy shirts for everyday use and for warm-season hiking and mountain biking because of the ease with which you can snap open a couple buttons and ventilate while on the ...

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Your Microbiome: More Than Just a Trendy Term

Take a look at your belly. There is some skin, a layer of adipose tissue (some of us may have more than others), some muscle, and then below all of that are several feet of small and large intestine, all ...

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Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX Hiking Shoes

If you’re looking for a low-cut, relatively light hiking and backpacking shoe with the stability and stiffness of a more burly boot, Garmont’s Dragontail MNT GTX is worth checking out. Breaking them in on trails around town, I was impressed ...

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Pettet Endurance Project Running Shirts

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Taking its name from the Spokane street that many runners know thanks to Doomsday Hill, western Washington-based Pettet Endurance Project makes high-quality, sustainably-sourced Merino wool running apparel right here in the U.S. While PEP prides itself in creating tough, well-designed ...

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GSI Outdoors Enamelware

Nothing beats starting the day at your favorite camp spot with the sound of an old-school percolating coffee pot bubbling away while sitting in your camp chair enjoying morning bird song with the smell of steamy java wafting through the ...

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Five Beginner Yoga Poses for Runners

Over the past few years I’ve vacillated between running and climbing, but I always seem to hit a plateau that prevents me from making gains in either sport. I’ve watched my friends improve their flexibility and strength by incorporating yoga ...

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NW Outdoors Offering Quality Used Outdoor Gear at New Spokane Store

For those of you with quality used outdoor recreation gear and apparel collecting dust in your garages, you now have an alternative to Craigslist and e-Bay right here in Spokane. And if you’re looking for great deals on gently used ...

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Boutique Fitness: From Resistance to Respect

This is what individualized fitness looks like.

It is no secret that I am resistant to just about everything except coffee and cookies. As a health care practitioner, I feel it my civic duty to scrutinize every supplement, ingredient, therapy, protocol, and medication until I can confirm ...

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Benjamin Powell: Documenting the Art of Nature

The buzz, clash, and commotion of Sherman Avenue in downtown Coeur d’Alene created a striking contrast to the tranquility that permeated the unpretentious interior of the Benjamin Powell Galleries. A couple men in casual business dress meandered among the alluring ...

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Pend Oreille County Celebrates Return of Tundra Swans at Annual Festival (March 4)

The Winter Solstice has past, and Old Sol returns. The bitter cold temperatures of January and February have been endured. Thankfully, colorful seed catalogues once again choke the post office boxes. And the tundra swans are coming!  The Pend Oreille County Tundra Swan Festival ...

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