Great family outdoor trips
Some local families went on normal summer vacations in 2012. Others went the extra mile.
The S-R Outdoors Department has tracked down several families that got off on the right foot for some muscle-powered quality time.
Read their stories, next Sunday in Outdoors.
Mount Spokane plans for bikes
OUTPEDAL – (Editor’s note: this storie is updated online on Sept. 19 to correct numbers from survey.) With help from a survey conducted last fall, Washington State Parks has worked up a Preliminary Mountain Bike Trail Proposal for Mount Spokane. The plan is available online.
The plan seeks the most popular course for developing trails to attract more riders while addressing safety.
Note: 74 percent of the survey participants said biking was the trail activity they most enjoy; 21 percent said they had experienced trail-user conflicts at Mount Spokane.
See the plan and comment by Oct. 7 in the new online survey, www.parks.wa.gov /plans/mtspokanemtnbike.
Info: Nikki Fields, (360) 902-8658, email mount.spokane.mountainbike
Illegal bike trail built in park
OUTLAWS – Volunteers are needed to obliterate an illegal trail built by mountain bikers at Mount Spokane State Park, according to officials.
Park officers will organize the effort, meeting Monday, 5 p.m., at the Bald Knob picnic area. A second effort is planned for Saturday, starting 9 a.m. at Bald Knob.
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