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A Short Hike by Headlamp

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I love the Bowl & Pitcher.  There's something about the force with which the Spokane River shoots through Riverside State Park.  The way it flows through and around the enormous basalt rock outcroppings is both peaceful and exhilarating at the same time.  I can't count the number of times I've taken the quick 10 minute drive, or 20 minute bike ride, to simply sit and enjoy the wild yet peaceful (very contradictory I know) Bowl & Pitcher.  But never, in all the years I've lived in Spokane, had I visited at night. 

I'm about to give you a great piece of advice.  But take it at your own risk. (Refer to the first paragraph for our agreement.)  Visit the Bowl & Pitcher at night!  Last weekend a friend, who had never been to the Bowl & Pitcher, and I, grabbed our headlamps and made the short hike up to the Bowl & Pitcher overlook.  If you must know, yes, the "friend" is a she; yes, I was trying to impress her; and yes, I believe it worked.  Stop badgering me!  But seriously, I dare you to find a better place in Spokane to star gaze.  I dare you to find another place where you feel so utterly isolated, just 10 minutes outside of Spokane.  And I dare you to find another place more serene, quiet and beautiful at night.  If you don't believe me, try it for yourself . . . I dare you. 

Of course, the company you choose is a huge factor, so choose your companion wisely.  One who has their own headlamp is always a top-notch choice! 



I love getting feedback about my blogs. When you get that e-mail or comment it's like Christmas morning and finding out you have a secret admirer all wrapped into one.

But nothing gets me going more than testimonials. If you're reading this, I'm guessing you've read the above blog. If you haven't read the above blog: 1) What?! 2) You're missing out on some fantastic advice (especially you guys!).

Last night I went out again with the "friend" from the blog. That's right; she's still hanging out with me! She told me that after we went to Riverside State Park she proceeded to call every friend she had and gush about the amazing experience and how it changed her life. Ok, slight exaggeration. But she did talk to one friend in particular who was looking for something special to do with his girlfriend. The friend took the idea and ran with it, reporting back that it was a great experience and they both had an awesome time!

Success! It's so beautiful! I'm tearing up as I type. Helping people help themselves - that's what I'm all about.

On April 20, 2009 at 12:00 AM Joseph Johnson wrote:

I've lived here for a long time and I've never even thought about going at night. Great piece of advice. Thanks SpokaneMan.

On April 20, 2009 at 12:00 AM Jeremy Armes wrote:

smooth, SpokaneMan, very smooth... ;)

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