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15th Jun 2018 Mark Morical: Funner-Tiddlywinks loop in Central Oregon offers a little bit of everything
BEND, Ore. ? Even after 17 years of exploring the trails in Central Oregon, I am continually amazed at the vast variety of singletrack in the area. Recently I rode … Click to Continue »...

14th Jun 2018 Wina Sturgeon: Tips for surviving calamity on the trail
It was supposed to be a simple day hike in the wilderness ? there and back to the parking lot in a few hours. But maybe you were unfamiliar with … Click to Continue »...

14th Jun 2018 Camelbak vest perfect for those mountain biking on narrow trails
Riding narrow single-track trails on your mountain bike can be one of the great joys of summer. Surrounded by a canopy of trees, you can enjoy the lush forest as … Click to Continue »...

14th Jun 2018 Mark Morical: Funner-Tiddlywinks loop in Central Oregon offers a little bit of everything
Even after 17 years of exploring the trails in Central Oregon, I am continually amazed at the vast variety of singletrack in the area. Recently I rode an easy 6-mile … Click to Continue »...

14th Jun 2018 Backcountry Canadian huts, mountain views inspire, but 65-year-old Spokane climber Dick Quinn is the real muse
He didn't hesitate when he came to the 50-degree sloping mass of snow and ice just a handful of a hundred feet below the summit of Mount Olive in the … Click to Continue »...

14th Jun 2018 Leslie Barker: Tired early in your workout? Keep going
Have you ever started a workout with bunches ? or at least a decent amount ? of energy, only to feel zapped way too early? I have, especially on these … Click to Continue »...

7th Jun 2018 Seth Boster: There's magic in the mountains at Red Feather Lakes
Main street, as the locals know it, is a gravel lot where a three-legged dog hobbles. He wanders by the Ace Hardware, a new, strange addition to this mountain village … Click to Continue »...

7th Jun 2018 Cyclocross pro racer releases a book of poetry
Professional cyclocross racer and poet Laura Winberry recently noticed that her life moves in intervals ? hard, intense bursts. "Whether I'm writing a book or essays, everything else drops away," … Click to Continue »...

7th Jun 2018 Central Oregon's North Fork Trail is kid-friendly
Sometimes friends and family members say things about my 8-year-old daughter that simply drive me crazy. "She's SUCH a girly girl!" "You're gonna have trouble with her when she's a … Click to Continue »...

7th Jun 2018 Renovated Rainier Beach urban farm offers space for community, food, learning
Egigayehu Dulume has been coming to the Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands every Friday for the past five years. "For my health," he says, somewhat incredulous that this may … Click to Continue »...

7th Jun 2018 Spokane retirees hit the road in 16-month bike quest
Kathy Greer is not the kind of woman who sleeps behind an abandoned building in a remote Idaho town. Especially not during a windstorm. And yet, that's exactly what she … Click to Continue »...

7th Jun 2018 The Fuji Cape May: A throwback, simple bike
When you were a kid, you had a bike. As you got older, maybe you got a 10-speed or a mountain bike or a BMX bike. You found the niche … Click to Continue »...

7th Jun 2018 Wina Sturgeon: Is winning all in your head?
Have you ever stopped to examine the message you are sending to yourself at the start of a competition or a physical activity? Whether you're standing among a crowd of … Click to Continue »...

5th Jun 2018 Watch as Boy Scouts are rescued from summit of Mount Baker
A U.S. Navy team rescued a group of Boy Scouts from the summit of Mount Baker Monday morning, June 4 after the foursome got lost in poor visibility and dug a snow cave for shelter overnight, when temperatures dropped below freezing. … Click to ...

5th Jun 2018 Fish for free in Washington. No license required for 2 days
You will not need a license to fish in Washington state on June 9-10. On the annual Free Fishing Weekend, anglers not only can skip buying fishing licenses, but can … Click to Continue »...

5th Jun 2018 Stevens Pass ski resort gets new owners as part of purchasing spree by Vail Resorts
Vail Resorts on Monday announced its plan to purchase Stevens Pass from Ski Resort Holdings, LLC, an affiliate of Oz Real Estate, for $67 million. The company also is buying … Click to Continue »...

5th Jun 2018 Will this Idaho-made seat get you back on a mountain bike?
It took less than one painful ride on a mountain bike for Jeri Rutherford to begin plotting the latest product for her bike seat business. "I said, 'I am not … Click to Continue »...

1st Jun 2018 How much do you know about black bears?
On the first Saturday in June, National Black Bear Day recognizes the most commonly found bear in North America. … Click to Continue »...

30th May 2018 BASE jumper sets new world record in Idaho
Miles Daisher, international BASE jumper, set the world record for most unassisted BASE jumps in 24 hours in June 2017 at the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho. … Click to Continue »...

25th May 2018 Yosemite Search and Rescue team prepares for river emergencies
The Yosemite Search and Rescue team performed swift water training exercises in Yosemite National Park in preparation for increased visitation starting with the upcoming Memorial Day weekend. … Click to Continue »...

23rd May 2018 Rescued kayaker shares safety tips
Gary Pierce, a kayaker from Winthrop, Massachusetts, talks about safety precautions kayakers should take. Pierce was rescued by the Coast Guard in October of 2017 in Boston Harbor after he was beset by weather. … Click to Continue »...

21st May 2018 Want to enjoy the PNW's National Forests? Here's where you can get everything you need
Well, you can scratch one more reason off that list of excuses you've been using to explain why you haven't stopped binge watching the latest Netflix series and gotten out … Click to Continue »...

14th May 2018 Some things in life are free, such as your favorite state park 3 days in June
Mark your calendars: Three dates in June have been designated as free days by the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, which manages more than 100 state parks. The free … Click to Continue »...

12th May 2018 Hiking at John Day is like taking a trip back in time
It?s a three-hour drive from the Tri-Cities to the John Day Fossil Beds, but if you get up early and spend the whole day, you can see some of the … Click to Continue »...

10th May 2018 Crab season has been canceled for South Sound waters this summer
Two South Sound crabbing areas will not open to fishermen this summer, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday. Marine areas 11 (Tacoma/Vashon Island) and 13 (south Puget … Click to Continue »...

8th May 2018 Chasing the salmon downstream to get an early fishing season
Paul Jewell?s rod jumped four times as we trolled the Sandy River just above where it emptied into the Columbia River only a few miles upstream of Portland. Jewell, a … Click to Continue »...

3rd May 2018 This giant playground for mountain bikers is about to open 17 miles of new trails
A much-anticipated mountain bike trail system near North Bend is scheduled to open later this month, the state Department of Natural Resources announced. Thanks to state workers and volunteers from … Click to Continue »...

21st Apr 2018 New Lake Whatcom parkland to have 98 miles of trails. How many have been built so far?
Another five miles of trails will be built this summer in new parkland that straddles Lake Whatcom. The effort kicks off June 2 on National Trails Day. It will be … Click to Continue »...

17th Apr 2018 Fee hike coming to national parks in June. On Saturday they're all free
The proposal to raise entrance fees to $70 at Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks is dead. Instead they're only going up $5. The news for park goers gets better: … Click to Continue »...

13th Apr 2018 For the first time since 2009, anglers can try to catch this prize on the Skagit River
Anglers this spring will be able to try to hook a Skagit River wild steelhead ? a revered run ? for the first time since 2009, according to state wildlife … Click to Continue »...

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