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Equestrian Skijoring

So you thought Skijoring was for the dogs. Think again. Skijoring was coined in the 1920's by the Norwegians to mean "ski drive" and is the action of being pulled over snow or ice on skis by a dog, horse, or motor vehicle.
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Resolutions

The resolution to get outdoors more is a worthy goal. This is an older story that we've updated. We've also included tips and added new photos taken in the local foothills over the past week. All of this might help you make similar resolutions of your own.
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Foothills Man

I first met him on the north-facing slopes above Number Two Canyon Road. I was snowshoeing uphill through week-old snow—plodding. He was weaving parallel turns around sagebrush—gliding. When he saw me he stopped suddenly and watched. He seemed to be deciding how to how to confront this queer animal contaminating his ski run ...
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Confessions of Foothills Man

I met him a few miles west of Saddle Rock. I was snowshoeing uphill through a foot of week-old snow—plodding. He was weaving parallel turns through the sagebrush—gliding. He caught sight of me when we were a hundred yards apart and rounded a turn to a stop. He stood there deciding how to confront this queer animal contaminating his ski run.

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Coolest Products - 1

"What’s the coolest thing you saw?" That’s the ubiquitous question when we return from the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show in Salt Lake City. At the show, over 2,000 skiing, climbing, hiking, snowshoeing, and clothing manufacturers arrive to display their goods and gadgets. ...
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Drowning In Snow

Every winter a number of  Washington skiers and snowboarders who are enjoying our deep backcountry and off-piste snows, fall head-first into tree wells. A skier or snowboarder who ends up in this position can ‘drown’ as quickly as a person who has a cement block tied to his feet and is thrown into a river. Here's what you should know.

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Skiing a Double Marathon

Lief Carlsen writes about sking the groomed snowmobile trails above Lake Chelan and Manson. “I momentarily dared to hope that grooming might grace a 46-mile loop. If so, that loop might offer mile after mile of untrammeled skate skiing through rugged mountains. The right guy on the right skis  might do that loop in one day."  Click here to read.

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