Kris Parfitt

Editor’s Note: Paddle Often

By Chuck at May 11, 2016 | 3:13 pm | 0 Comment

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May 11, 2016 By Kris Parfitt Illustration at right: Artwork by Kris Parfitt ©2016   Twenty years ago my friend, Peter Kittas, and I kayaked the southwestern shore of Lopez Island, one of the San Juan Islands sandwiched ...

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Best Gear for Northwest Events

By Chuck at May 6, 2016 | 4:20 pm | 0 Comment

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April, 29, 2016 Compiled by Jennifer McLaughlin, Kris Parfitt and PJ Watanabe Urban Armor Gear Protective Mobile Phone Case Rena, the wife of our Media Planner, PJ, recently dropped her unprotected phone and cracked the screen ...

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Hard at Work Playing

By Chuck at May 3, 2016 | 3:08 pm | 0 Comment

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April 26, 2016 Editor’s Note By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: Clockwise from left: Managing Editor Kris Parfitt at the Adventura Aerial Adventure Park. Media Planner PJ Watanabe playing on the Great Northern Railway caboose. ...

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MiiR: Designed to Empower

By Chuck at May 2, 2016 | 9:12 am | 0 Comment

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April 28, 2016 The Story that Began With a Promise and a Bottle By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: Seating, shirts, bikes and bottles are available at the MiiR flagship store in Seattle. Photo courtesy of MiiR   Bryan Papé ...

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Remembering Jerry Baker and Len Francies

By Chuck at March 15, 2016 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

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March 15, 2016 Celebrating Two NW Cycling Legends   Two cycling legends of the Northwest have passed away in the last year, Jerry Baker and Len Francies. Both men were extraordinary advocates for cycling — one for road and ...

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Editor’s Choice: New Bike Gear

By Chuck at March 2, 2016 | 9:25 am | 0 Comment

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March 2, 2016 By Kris Parfitt     Illuminating Bike Gear Zackies Turn Signal Gloves Being seen on a bike, on foot, or a skateboard during the day or night has just been revolutionized by these illuminating ...

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Profile: Outdoor Afro

By Chuck at February 17, 2016 | 3:47 pm | 0 Comment

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February 17, 2016 Bridging Diversity and Nature By Kris Paritt Photo at right: The 2015 Outdoor Afro leadership training group celebrates the last day of training on the steps of Camp Hill in West Virginia. Photo courtesy of ...

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Yellowstone, Glacier and Grand Teton Adventures

By Chuck at February 12, 2016 | 12:11 pm | 0 Comment

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February 12, 2016 A Triad of National Parks By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: The Grand Prismatic Spring, located in the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, is the largest hot spring in the United States and the third ...

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Road Trip Gear

By Chuck at February 2, 2016 | 9:00 am | 1 Comments

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February 2, 2016 Editor’s Choice: Bags, Straps and Shoes By Kris Parfitt   EthnotekChiburi Travel Organizer Wallets don't get any better, or ethical, than the Ethnotek Chiburi Travel Organizer. This globally sourced ...

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Celebrating the lives of Doug Walker and Doug Tompkins

By Chuck at February 1, 2016 | 2:36 pm | 0 Comment

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February 1, 2016 Wilderness advocates who inspired the world By Kris Parfitt   There are many people on this planet who change the world with their actions, inspiring leadership, conservation and making a difference to the ...

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Editor’s Note: Free-range Snowshoeing

By Chuck at December 29, 2015 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

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December 29, 2015 Beauty by the snowdrift stood By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: The author, at Gold Creek Lake near Snoqualmie Pass, expresses her enthusiasm about snowshoeing. Photo by Amy Groncznack   We live in a ...

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Ultra-woman Beth Brewster is at it again

By Chuck at November 20, 2015 | 12:19 pm | 0 Comment

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November 20, 2015 By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: Beth Brewster runs along the Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway. Photo courtesy of Beth Brewster   No woman in the Northwest says, “I’m going to compete in the Ultraman Hawaii ...

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Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum opens

By Chuck at October 29, 2015 | 4:58 pm | 0 Comment

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October 30, 2015 By Kris Parfitt Washington State Ski and Snowboard Museum. Photo courtesy of www.WSSSM.org   Did you know that Washington State is home to 39 ski and snowboard Olympians and legends? To highlight these ...

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Editor’s Note: Get Engaged

By Chuck at September 4, 2015 | 12:36 pm | 0 Comment

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September 4, 2015 By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: Dan, my soon to be husband, and I at Red Fish Lake near Stanley, Idaho. Photo by Ben Travers   I’ve been calling these past three months of 2015 My Summer of ...

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Wonder Women of the Decades

By Chuck at July 27, 2015 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

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July 27, 2015 Inspiring Northwest Women Athletes By Kris Parfitt   The Northwest is a hotspot for female athletes of all ages and abilities. We wanted to interview many of these women so we reached out to race directors and ...

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OutdoorsNW at the Bite of Bend

By kris at June 25, 2015 | 11:21 am | 2 Comments

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June 25, 2015 By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: Jen, left, and Kris outside the Visit Bend offices in downtown Bend, Oregon   The OutdoorsNW managing editor, Kris Parfitt, and the lead sales consultant, Jennifer McLaughlin, ...

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Swim better, run faster and fall in love with The River Why

By Chuck at June 4, 2015 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

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June 4, 2014   Book and Movie Reviews By OutdoorsNW Staff Swim Speed Strokes By Sheila TaorminaVelopress Sheila Taormina, a four-time Olympian and one-time gold medalist, inspires swimmers and triathletes to improve ...

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Sun Protection

By Chuck at June 3, 2015 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

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June 3, 2015 Healthy Living · By Kris Parfitt Year-round protection for fun in the sun The American Cancer Society estimates that 24 Americans die every day from skin-cancer related illnesses. That’s approximately one person ...

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Editor’s Note: A life-long love affair

By Chuck at May 21, 2015 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

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May 21, 2015 By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: Kris Parfitt on California’s Tuolumne River, circa 1993. Photo by Diane Livoti Perlman   "Dig in or die!" Those exact words were my initiation into a life-long love affair ...

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Bike Commuting Gear

By Chuck at May 14, 2015 | 4:04 pm | 0 Comment

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Make Your Commute Stylish and Easy By Kris Parfitt and Jennifer McLaughlin Eagle Creek’s Satchel Backpack Eagle Creek will introduce the Satchel Backpack – a hip and stylish urban backpack for women and men who value ...

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Healthy Living: Be a Best Race Jedi Master

By Chuck at April 10, 2015 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

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April 10, 2015 By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: Olga Kotelko, 91, practices the long jump. Photo by Bruce Grierson Preparing for your best race can take hours of training, but keeping your mind focused during the race is ...

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A Writer’s Life Post Training Wheels

By Chuck at March 12, 2015 | 5:32 pm | 0 Comment

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Editor’s Note By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: Managing Editor Kris Parfitt is all smiles after removing her training wheels. Circa 1974 To say that I am excited to introduce myself as the new editor of OutdoorsNW magazine, a ...

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A Cyclist’s Food Guide

By Chuck at March 9, 2015 | 9:30 am | 0 Comment

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Healthy Living: Tips for before, during and after your ride By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: What you eat before, during and after a bike ride or race plays a vital role in your performance and recovery.   What you eat ...

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Brandon Nelson: World-Record Flat Water Kayaker

By Chuck at July 2, 2014 | 9:00 am | 0 Comment

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Why the Bellingham paddler fulfilled his promise to go the distance Story by Kris ParfittPhotos by Dougal Brownlie Photo at right: Brandon Nelson starts off strong in his second attempt at kayaking the most miles on flat water in ...

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Profile: Ultra Woman Beth Brewster

By Chuck at November 12, 2013 | 9:05 am | 2 Comments

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Kingston’s Beth Brewster to compete in Ultraman World Championship By Kris Parfitt Photo at right: Beth Brewster stands outside her shop, Kingston Adventures. Photo by Jennifer Eckert "Didn’t they just call your name?” ...

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