Summer Excursions Around Eastern Washington State

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Eastern Washington State offers countless world-class wineries, stunning canyons, lakes and dams in place of its western neighbour’s evergreen forests and rugged mountains. Twice the size of its western half, it has just a third of the population.

Eastern Washington … Continue reading

New Jeff Winter City of Lakes Half: A Twin Cities Marathon Herald

Suzie Fox setting a go-GU pace

A race with 32 years of history hardly seems new, but 2014′s City of Lakes—the 33rd edition—qualifies fresh-as-a-daisy with its new half-marathon (USATF certified) distance and new name. Notably, the race is honored as the Minnesota Half Marathon Championships. … Continue reading

Rangers Toast Ticks, Nix Tock

A beautiful meadow

In a stunning development, a planned prairie-grasses restoration fire at Minnesota’s Murphy-Hanrehan State Park faces blame for the napalm-type extermination of more than one million ticks. Acres and acres of grasslands, torched to a blackened crisp, are now rejuvenating to … Continue reading

On Natchez Mountain: A Savage 100-Mile Trail Race

Alison Fraser ready to hit the trail again

What is there, there on Natchez Road?

Sitting quietly . . . a cut in the woods . . . is the  back way in Minnesota’s Murphy-Hanrehan State Park, host of the trail-fest known as the inaugural Savage 100Continue reading