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Out There Contributor Ammi Midstokke to Give Talks at Great Outdoors & Bike Expo (Feb. 18)

Ammi 2017

Sandpoint-based writer, adventure mom, nutritional therapy practitioner, and Out There Monthly columnist Ammi Midstokke will be giving two presentations on Saturday, February 18 as part of the Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo. Her first talk, titled “Nutrition for Hikers, ...

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Spokane Great Outdoors & Bike Expo: As Much Outdoor Fun as You Can Have Inside


Don’t let the indoor setting fool you at this new outdoor recreation event at the Spokane Convention Center February 18-19, 2017. Discover fun, entertaining and engaging activities at this two-day celebration of all the awesome outdoor recreation and travel opportunities ...

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Inland NW Local Holiday Gift Guide: Running


This holiday season, OTM makes your shopping easy with our Local Holiday Gift Guide. There’s no need to search far and wide for gifts for your fellow outdoorsy folk and other loved ones who appreciate unique, locally-procured gifts. There are ...

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Dressing for Winter Running

Winter running requires attention to gear. // Photo: Jon Jonckers.

Feel that winter chill in the air? Like many, I run on trails year-round, and I adjust my clothing and gear with the weather. Some people like to wear slip-on gadgets for their running shoes, or clothing with the latest ...

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Urban Trail Etiquette

Photo: Jon Jonckers

The golden rule for nearly every community trail in America is simple. Whether you run, walk, or ride, do so in a manner that maximizes the use for everyone else. Time and again, trail users complain about the same problems ...

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Camping, Trail Running, and Mountain Goating in Rossland, BC

Broken mountain, broken goat. // Photo: Ryan Flett.

If you’ve ever doubted that Canada is better at everything, consider this: In Canada, Sausage Egg McMuffins come with lettuce and tomatoes. I discovered this early on a Saturday morning in Trail, British Columbia. Just an hour later, I’d be ...

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Trail Running Nutrition

Keep it in the pantry. // Photo: Dave Dutro.

What do you eat during a long trail run? I get asked this question quite often and it’s a pretty loaded question. What works for one runner’s digestion doesn’t always work for another’s. I’ve talked to some runners with an ...

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Race Day Expectations

Race day smile. Check! // Photo courtesy of Dave Dutro.

In my last column, I wrote about my anxiety as I trained though injuries for my first 100-mile race at Bryce Canyon, Utah. Despite my injuries, I vowed to show up to the start line and do my best. I ...

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Bare Buns Fun Run: July 31

Finish line at the Bare Buns Fun Run.

“I’m thinking of doing the Bare Buns Fun Run this year; who’s with me?” The first time I uttered that sentence was after a group run, when the table was on its second round and the event in question was ...

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Regional Clubs Offer Midweek Options for Easy In-town Running

2016 Kickoff Run

The Inland Northwest is a region of runners, evidenced by its many running clubs. There’s something for everyone: Elite women have the Spokane Swifts, elite men have the Spokane Distance Project, trail runners have the Trail Maniacs, and beginner and ...

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