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17th Aug 2017 Going to Oregon for the eclipse? Fires could bring smoky skies in some places
A corridor that runs from the Oregon Coast to the Idaho border is prime real estate for those seeking clear skies to experience the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. This zone … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Mountain bike shoe gives enough flexibility to allow for walking
Road cyclists tend to prefer shoes that are stiff ? great for riding but not optimal for walking. Mountain bikers, on the other hand, usually opt for shoes that allow … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Six laid back workouts
While toning up and maintaining some level of fitness is important to me, so is staying cool in the August heat. I reached out to a few fitness experts and … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Patients with paralysis learn how to scuba dive
As her father guided her wheelchair down the ramp alongside the Kennedy Krieger Institute's pool, 12-year-old Tylena Fisher fiddled with the folds of the borrowed wet suit she was wearing, … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Wina Sturgeon: The importance of working out your upper back
When you work out with weights, do you only work muscles you can see in the mirror? If you're like a lot of people, you may neglect working the muscles … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Lori Nickel: Why we still love mud runs
I wonder if, years from now, people will look back at our crazy mud runs the same way I look at the 1970s ? bell bottoms and disco ? and … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Trapshooters: Calm, cool and totally focused
Steve Argall admits he was nervous when his son, Erik, competed for the overall singles title during the AIM Grand National trapshooting tournament July 31-Aug. 1 in Sparta, Ill. Erik … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 After terrifying bike accident, Florida woman turns to triathlons
Shortly after Karen Blamick was struck by a car, her broken body placed in a helicopter to be airlifted to a trauma center, she made one request. Blamick asked whether … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 The five yoga moves that will give you energy
Feeling a little run down? Take a yoga break and boost your energy with the moves from Dana Trixie Flynn, the founder, director, and instructor at Laughing Lotus. Grab a … Click to Continue »...

17th Aug 2017 Ropes course unveiled at Baltimore school
As Ginger Mihalik looks out at a 40-foot-tall challenge course tucked in Baltimore's Leakin Park neighborhood, she sees more than wood beams, ropes and a zipline. She sees a tool … Click to Continue »...

16th Aug 2017 93 miles around Mount Rainier in 29 hours? These women set a new speed record
The women wanted the record, but only if it was shared. Allison Macsas and Mallory Brooks stuck together while running the 93-mile Wonderland Trail that circles Mount Rainier, finishing their … Click to Continue »...

15th Aug 2017 WWU student dies after fall along Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon
A Western Washington University student was one of the two 19-year-old women who died when they fell from the Pacific Crest Trail in Oregon Saturday. Emily D. Lang and Emma … Click to Continue »...

10th Aug 2017 After three brushes with death in three weeks, what keeps Dallas radio host pedaling?
When you love your workout, you take your chances, because anything has its element of danger. You could, after all, go flying off a treadmill or be kicked in the … Click to Continue »...

10th Aug 2017 'Being your own boat': Minnesota man's swim encompasses nearly all of the Apostle Islands
Only a single word is necessary to describe how Daniel O'Kane's recent tour of the Apostle Islands went. Swimmingly. O'Kane, a 36-year-old bartender from St. Paul, recently swam to 19 … Click to Continue »...

10th Aug 2017 If it's hot, drink up!
Seeing a headline about the importance of hydration often inspires eye-rolling, turning the page or clicking to another story. But wait. Please stay with us. Many people need to be … Click to Continue »...

10th Aug 2017 Wina Sturgeon: Maintaining a healthy diet is a surefire way to feel better
Are you one of those people who eat the wrong kind of breakfast? Do you break your night's fast with a quick bowl of cereal or some slices of toasted … Click to Continue »...

10th Aug 2017 Eight fitness gurus you can work out with for free on YouTube
Instead of neglecting our workout (and the mood-boosting benefits that come from it), we schedule ourselves a little one-on-one workout time with YouTube. The workouts are time-flexible, accessible and expert-led. … Click to Continue »...

10th Aug 2017 The new rules of stretching
Unless you need to build your tolerance for boredom, most stretching is a waste of time. After all, when you review the research, it's clear that the most widely held … Click to Continue »...

10th Aug 2017 Sierra Designs new backpack perfect for short, long trips with its flex transition
This backpack from Sierra Designs deserves a look on its name alone, the Flex Capacitor, harkening back to everyone's favorite time-travel movie from the 1980s. But the flexible capacity this … Click to Continue »...

10th Aug 2017 Yogis use this hand movement to turbo-charge their metabolism
Feeling sluggish? It could be that your metabolism just needs a helping hand ? literally. Surya Mudra is a yoga pose that is meant to stoke your inner fire, giving … Click to Continue »...

10th Aug 2017 Lori Nickel: CrossFit crosses over all divisions
We are in the midst of a great divide in sports and it's unfortunate. We have the players. We have the spectators. Spectators go to the Olympics and NBA arenas … Click to Continue »...

8th Aug 2017 Mountain lion stares down hikers in frightening encounter in the Sierra
Two hikers from San Luis Obispo County, California were on their first day of an 11-day backpacking trip to hike the High Sierra Trail up to Mount Whitney in Sequoia National Forest when they were stopped dead in their tracks by a mountain lion. &#82...

4th Aug 2017 State needs your help sorting out the 20 passes you may or may not need to take a hike
America the Beautiful Pass: $80. Northwest Forest Pass: $30. One-day Discover Pass: $10. A simpler system: priceless. A 10-minute online survey launched by Washington State University in partnership with state … Click to Continue »...

1st Aug 2017 ?I want to be Sue Bennett. And I want other women to know that they can be Sue Bennett, too.?
Last Saturday afternoon a mountaineer and climbing instructor from Bellingham named Sue Bennett began descending from Forbidden Peak in the North Cascades. And then ? she fell. And she did … Click to Continue »...

30th Jul 2017 Been waiting for the mountain wildflower season? Here?s how you can see it best
Mother Nature?s fantastic floral fireworks have returned to Mount Rainier National Park. From now through early fall, wildflowers can be viewed in several areas of the park, according to Dee … Click to Continue »...

29th Jul 2017 Listen to these amazing calls of the wild at Yosemite, Yellowstone
Yosemite and Yellowstone national parks recently paid tribute to World Listening Day with incredible videos concentrating on the sounds of nature - animals, water, weather. … Click to Continue »...

24th Jul 2017 Well-known Bellingham climber dies in fall on North Cascades peak
A well-known and highly experienced Bellingham climber died Saturday afternoon after falling into a crevasse while descending Forbidden Peak, one of the North Cascades? most spectacular and treacherous rock faces. … Click to Continue »...

17th Jul 2017 He reached the top of Mount Rainier. On the way down, skier fell 150 feet into crevasse
A skier died on Mount Rainier Sunday after falling 150 feet into a crevasse. The accident occurred at the 12,800 feet elevation of the Emmons Glacier, on the mountain?s northeast … Click to Continue »...

12th Jul 2017 Cheap deal on senior pass for national parks will end soon
Remember our advice for getting that deal on a senior (age 62 and over) lifetime pass for national parks and federal lands? The deal is about to end. Starting Aug. … Click to Continue »...

10th Jul 2017 What you need to know about August's solar eclipse
The U.S. is in for a rare astronomical treat on August 21, 2017 ? that's the day of the "Great American Eclipse." It's the first total solar eclipse to cross the entire U.S. in 99 years, and more than 12 million Americans live in its path. … Cl...

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