Ski Conditioning

Although this article is on the older side, this exercise program for ski conditioning still is pertinent. If you haven't started skiing yet this season, get going and follow the workout below to get in shape f... Read More...

Sagebrush of the Foothills

Photo: Big sagebrush (Artemesia tridentata) on left and right intermixed with shrub-steppe flowers. Story by Grace Peven I used to believe only the brave and foolish ventured into the Foothills after a th... Read More...

Quick Sticks

Most of the essential tools and supplies: iron, copper-bristled base brush, ski clamp, plastic scraper, wax, and file (for sharpening the scraper and ski edges). Note: Old irons like the one in this picture a... Read More...

Sun Lakes Dry Falls Loop

Sun Lakes - Dry Falls Loop Hike by Fred Stanley In early January minimal snow cover offered excellent hiking east of the Columbia.  On bare, dry ground, Lori Contratto, Fred Dunham, and I explored a portion... Read More...