Friday Inspiration, Vol. 180

Ryan Van Duzer really captures RAGBRAI—“a rolling county fair” (video) Run 6.55 miles, eat a half-smoke sausage and chips, then run the other 6.55 miles? This is my kind of half-marathon. (thanks, Don) At...

Get Your Dog a Bandana

My friend Stuart Palley is adopting his first dog, a three-legged Australian cattle dog named Meatloaf. He asked for advice on how to prepare for the newest member of his family, and I figured I should...

Friday Inspiration, Vol. 163

Please appreciate this math-based animated short film about Pi (video) If People Talked To Other Professionals The Way They Talk To Teachers The Humble Brilliance of Italy’s Moka Coffee Pot (thanks,...

How to Pick the Right Dog

I picked out my last two dogs on the Internet, with not much more than a photo and a brief description to go off of. And I got right both times. At the request of friends and family wondering how to do the...

Dog Days

Three road warriors dish out their secrets for traveling with their best friends. Holiday season equals lots of travel and if you’ve hit the road with a dog before, you know it takes a mix of planning,...

Put Your Dog on a Leash

There you are, enjoying your favorite singletrack at Mount Local Nature Preserve. The air is crisp, the skies are clear, and you’re picking your way around the trail’s rocks and roots like the nimble...

Spokatopia Photo Contest

That’s right—another contest, another gear giveaway! Send us your BEST photos and videos from the 2018 Spokatopia Outdoor Adventure Festival. We’ll choose three winners in each category (photo and video)...

ELWAYVILLE: Water Dogs

You know who loves playing in the water even more than you? Your everloving canine companion. My mother reads this column. She has Elevation Outdoors delivered to the house she and Dad moved to in Tacoma,...

How to Hike with Your Dog

Keep your dog on a leash to avoid conflicts with other trail users, pets, and wildlife. Keep vaccinations current, and ensure your dog has the one for preventing Leptospirosis, a bacterial disease acquired...

How To: Camping with a Dog

Camping is more fun with a dog. Grab a feature-stuffed Midori tent from Eureka! and spend the night snoozing under the stars. You’ll make memories that will last a lifetime camping with a dog. There’s...

The Dog Days of Winter

As I approached the starting line, I quickly realized this race was unlike any I’d ever been to before. The competition was fierce. The conditions were uncomfortable. And the racers? Several had already...