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OPINION: Hiking improves mental health

It's important to get out and get exercise, not just for physical health, but for mental health as well.

PORTIA SIMMONS, Evergreen columnist

October 6, 2020

Since the beginning of quarantine, more people have been experiencing mental health issues like depression and anxiety. I have depression and anxiety, and COVID-19 has definitely worsened both. One way that I try to combat these issues is by walking and hiking. I’ve always loved hiking, and I think...

OPINION: Explore the Palouse

From wheat fields to waterfalls, the Palouse is full of secret outdoor treasures.

MEGHAN HENRY, Evergreen columnist

September 15, 2020

As the smoke from so many fires are converging on Pullman this week, I am reminded of all the beautiful places on the Palouse I have yet to see. Though the area is known fondly for its wheat fields, it is also a home for many unexpected, unknown lookouts and hikes. For those who feel cooped up...

OPINION: Backcountry activities offer new alternatives this summer

Washington offers so many options for outdoor recreation that many people may not have considered.

DAN CURTIS, Evergreen columnist

June 24, 2020

Have you ever seen a picture of someone having a blast outdoors and been inspired, only to have your ambitions dashed by the realization that there was likely $2,000 worth of gear and 200 hours of preparation behind that particular photo? It’s no secret that top-notch gear, pro lessons and practice...

Pullman recreation staff find ways to keep residents active, safe

Although many recreational activities had to be canceled this summer, the new Pullman Aquatic and Recreation Center will open in a few weeks.

CHERYL AARNIO, Evergreen reporter

June 15, 2020

Despite the cancellation of recreational activities due to COVID-19, certain facilities and summer camps will open to the public soon.  Pullman Parks, Facilities and Recreation has not been able to host normal summertime activities, Parks Superintendent Alan Davis said. Its employees even had to make i...

OPINION: Get outside with nature

The Palouse offers so many outdoor activities, so this summer, get out and enjoy them!

ADAM HUREAU, Evergreen columnist

June 10, 2020

With everything going on in the world right now, it’s hard to focus. From COVID-19 to the nationwide protests, it seems like the lives we had before are a thing of the past. To combat the stress, anxiety and anger that we all may be feeling in the wake of these events, consider going outside. Being...

Guide: Where to hit the trails this summer

The Palouse area has a variety of trails and destinations ranging from Kamiak Butte to Moscow Mountain.

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen columnist

June 8, 2020

As we get closer to the peak of summer weather, spend some time outdoors and on local hiking trails. Here are some of the best ones — in my humble opinion, of course.  Kamiak Butte County Park Located about 30 minutes from Pullman, Kamiak Butte includes both steep hills and flat meadows that sa...

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