If you are looking to get outside the day after Thanksgiving instead of face the hordes of shoppers, then think of heading to a local State Park. We have a number of great ones in the Spokane area - from Riverside State Park to Mt. Spokane State Park. Both have great trails for mountain biking, hiking, or cross country skiing depending on the conditions.
Normally access would cost you $10 per day or $30 per year, but on Friday the Parks are offering free admission to help you #optoutside. So go out and take advantage of this opportunity!
The huge snowpack from this winter has been slow to recede this cool spring, and so Silver Mountain if offering a unique opportunity to ski and ride their trails this Memorial Weekend, and Dave Smith motors is paying for your lift ticket if you come up on Saturday. Not bad! The weather is forecasted to be great, there is still plenty of snow, and 80% of the mountain bike trails have been cleared to provide plenty of terrain for both activities. The full bike park won’t be open but there is still 3400 feet of vertical to descend, and most of the skiing will be off of Chair 2. Check out their website here for more details.
This is a chance to pick up used gear at bargain prices, and it is the largest event of its kind in the entire region. It is coming up in just 10 days over October 29-30th at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center. So, if you are looking to find good deals on some equipment for your family, check out their website for more information: http://skipatrolskiswap.com/
Small but mighty...that's how we think of Kings Canyon National Park. Although it is small on the scale of nearby Yosemite NP, it has some incredibly beautiful spots that shouldn't be missed. We found beautiful falls, peaceful trails that were completely un-populated, and the most stunning meadow I have ever seen. Don't pass on Kings Canyon NP because it is small-it is worth the effort. Head over to our Kings Canyon NP inspiration gallery to check out some of our favorite moments and places.
By Abby McAllister
So...we don't blog much in the summer...that's because we're too busy being outside! Duh! I am in between trips at the moment and am struggling to get photos downloaded, sorted, edited and posted. I recently shared on FB our gallery of photos from Pinnacles NP and today got photos from Sequoia NP up. You can find the inspiration galleries for each park under our "trip reports" tab above and then under the "National Parks" tab or by clicking the green linked text above. We loved our time in California and will be posting more photos from the other parks as soon as we quit playing outdoors and find the time to get in front of the computer again!
by Harley McAllister
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