Join us May 18th for fun, fitness, and sport while raising funds to help us offer our many outdoor activities at free or reduced-costs.
We decided to add so many exciting events that we just had to rename our annual “Paperman Biathlon” to the “Upper Columbia River Bike and Run”. You can bike or run along the scenic Columbia River or jog along a smooth dirt path.
Sign up for one of our Run or Walk events
- 2 mile / 5k / 10k
- Half Marathon
Or compete in our classic Bike & Run
- 10 mile bike & 2 mile run
Early Registration is $5 and T-shirts are $15.
** Late Registration (after May 10th) is $10 and T-shirts are still $15
If you register soon, that’s only $20 for a fun day of fitness and a shirt to show for it!
February’s free Adventure activity was making pitch sticks from Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pine. Pitch sticks are used to store pitch glue for future use. We had a showing of 10 eager participants that ranged from 10 years old to adults.
The adventure was a blast! Ten people braved the 20-25 degree Fahrenheit temperatures for a fun day of sledding and adventure. The kids brought their toboggans, inner tubes and saucers to a safe steep hill with no trees, rocks, cliffs or any other dangerous obstacles. Lunch of hot chocolate, roasted hot-dogs and marshmallows was later served at a campfire. Finally, we all explored a frozen pond and hiked into a steep walled canyon with a spring fed creek. It was absolutely breath taking!
Make sure to join us during out next SMOS Adventure on February 9th!
On Nov. 11 2012, during the World Run day, SMOS sponsored a fun run called “Run Around The Mountain.” Despite the 22F temperature nipping at their heels, nine (very) hardcore individuals finished the race! They all ran a 5.2 mile circular course that looped around Silvercrown Mountain. The runners ran down Trombetta Rd, to Alladin Rd., down Alladin towards Northport then ran a grueling uphill trail back to the start. Upon finishing the race, the talented athletes were treated to a bonfire where jalapeno-cheese sausages, fresh cut fruit and veggies, hot cocoa, cider and tea were served.
- Leesa Ewen: 98 minutes
- Sara Winter: 98 minutes
- Adam LaRocco: 98 minutes
- Jenny Case: 66 minutes 53 sec.
- Kelly Gugliemino: 66 minutes 53 sec.
- Anita Miller: 66 minutes 50 sec.
- Diane Wilson: 61 minutes 29 sec.
- Sue LeCaire: 54 minutes
- Gerhard Carlson: 45 minutes 20 sec.
Thank you participants for donating $65.00! Your contributions make a huge impact and allow us to continue helping make our community a healthier place.
While reading through the latest Douglasia, the journal of the Washington Native Plant Society, I learned that our very own neighborhood canyon is an official preserve! We posted about the canyon before when it was just a proposal. Thanks to Joe Arnett and all the hard work from the WA Natural Heritage Program (and others), Peter Goldmark signed Order 201211 on April 25, 2012 to designate the canyon as a 1,060 acre preserve. The land transfers are not finalized, but things are looking good!
I think most of those that live in Northport are aware of the unique beauty of the canyon. But everyone should still watch this excellent (but low video quality) talk by Joe Arnett during a DNR public hearing: