The Daily Evergreen

The best places to hit the slopes

BY MICHELLE FREDRICKSON | Evergreen editor-in-chief

January 20, 2015

One of the toughest things about leaving the West side of the state to live in Pullman was, for me, abandoning the mountains.I absolutely love the mountains. There is nothing that can clear my mind and reset my soul better than a day in the mountains, particularly if there’s snow involved. I love to ...

Weather outside is frightful, hiking trails are delightful

BROOKELYNN GRADITI | Evergreen reporter

January 20, 2015

Pullman residents don’t have to let the snow, rain or fog keep them from exploring the Palouse.While it may seem the only thing to do during the winter months is to hide beneath layers of blankets, there are plenty of ways to stay active outdoors no matter the weather.Kamiak Butte, located north near the...

Baby, it’s cold outside; recreational date ideas

Baby, it's cold outside; recreational date ideas

ABBY STUDENT | Evergreen sex and relationship columnist

January 20, 2015

Dearest fellow students,I spent last semester telling you how to get your heart rate up indoors. Now that spring has sprung, or at least the semester has, I want to focus on doing it outside.No, pervert, I don’t mean indecent exposure or getting kinky in this balmy 40-degree weather we’re having. Altho...

Sink the cost, it’s worth it

BY ADAM FELCYN | Evergreen columnist

January 20, 2015

The weather outside is frightful, but man the mountains are making me furious. As the winter begins its victory lap in the mountains, snowboarders and skiers everywhere are eagerly waiting for a good snowfall. The chance to fly down a run, or maybe find a personal spot with powder has been on the minds...

Boards are better on the slopes

Boards are better on the slopes

BY BRYAN ALLEN | Evergreen columnist

January 20, 2015

When it comes to having fun on the mountain, skiers have the wrong idea and consistently bully snowboarders.Sometimes even the staff gets in on the harassment. At Snowbasin Resort in Utah, one patroller became so disrespectful that the staff released a statement condemning their own behavior and apologize...

Where to rock: a geology field guide

Palouse Falls illustrates geological features unique to the Inland Northwest.

ADDY FORTE | Evergreen reporter

January 20, 2015

Hiking, driving, jazzercising… however students get around the Palouse, they’re bound to pass one of the area’s many unique rock formations.Kurtis Wilkie, WSU School of the Environment instructor, said one unique kind of rock people often pass by without noticing it are pillow basalts. These r...

You want it, UREC’s got it

KEVIN VALLENE | Evergreen reporter

January 20, 2015

Getting to the gym and getting motivated to work out can be a challenge for many people, especially students. Having to juggle so many obligations can make creating and sticking to a workout plan daunting.That's where University Recreation (UREC) comes in. They offer a multitude of workout classes t...

Staying safe on the slopes

CATHERINE KRUSE | Evergreen columnist

January 20, 2015

The crispness of the air, smoothness of the snow and the promise of hot chocolate gives way to a wonderful day on the slopes—until the board hits a bump and sends its rider flying.With winter comes many changes, and for the athletes it means putting away the swimsuits and football helmets and takin...

No mountain high enough

BY KELSEY JONES | Evergreen sports editor

January 20, 2015

One step. The air was so cold it had frozen the sunscreen on his face into a white mask. Two steps. The exhaustion had hit so hard that his body was shaking and breath was shallow. Three steps. There it was; all the screaming muscles, shortness of breath and mental exhaustion for a panoramic view of ...

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