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The zen of spinning both ways

By Luca Williams To be honest, I don’t get people’s love for spins, grabs and flips. But my kid does and I love my kid...

Why your next doctor appointment might yield a prescription to play outside

By Oliver Lazenby There’s a pill for that. Maybe “that” refers to heart disease, ADHD, depression, obesity or a galaxy of other ailments. But there’s also...

Lessons from an Alaskan grizzly attack

By Maya Hunger Fresh salmon carcasses and bear scat lined the shore of an icy stream next to a narrow trail. A group of 22...

Cragging Etiquette: Ethics for a sport under a microscope

By Jason Martin In the old days, most people learned to climb from a mentor who showed them the ropes, literally. These mentors would also...

DIY freezer bag backpacking meals

Story and photo by Kara Furr Freezer bag cooking is nothing new for experienced backpackers looking to keep a pack light, but it’s useful for...

The Nerd, Ascendant: How Pokémon Go helped me gain friends,...

By Steve Guntli You see them everywhere: so-called “Pokémon Trainers,” wandering around the country, noses buried in their smartphones, desperately trying to catch that one...

Catching up Krissy Moehl, top ultra runner and Northwest native

By Oliver Lazenby When Krissy Moehl quit her day job seven years ago for ultra running, it allowed her the time to pursue any opportunities...

Strength training and stretching for carrying loads

Story by Luca Williams Photos by Brandon Breitenstein Years ago I traveled to Kenya for a work-study program. The opportunity to live among a “primitive” culture changed...

Achieve grace on a mountain bike with minimal effort

Story and photos by Luca Williams The first time I went mountain biking, I went with buddies from high school on a bike that wasn’t...

Prime Ice: How to get started climbing ice

Story and photos by Mallorie Estenson C’mon, Mal. You got this. You can do this. I’ve been an athlete my entire life: a competitive gymnast, a...