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Outdoor gear of the week: LaSportiva Akasha trail shoes

THE SITUATION: While there are still plenty of hard-core hiking boots on the market, more people are taking to the trails in less traditional — and more comfortable out of the box — trail running shoes. Traditional running shoes usually don’t offer quite enough protection from rocks and roots, and the lateral support is often insufficient to avoid ankle sprains on uneven terrain.

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VIDEO: Lava Canyon hike at Mount St. Helens

Lava Canyon near Mount St. Helens is a three-layer hike, each layer a little more challenging than the previous.
Craig Hill chill@thenewstribune.com
VIDEO: Lava Canyon hike at Mount St. Helens 0:51

VIDEO: Lava Canyon hike at Mount St. Helens

VIDEO: Lava Canyon hike at Mount St. Helens 0:51

VIDEO: Lava Canyon hike at Mount St. Helens

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WATCH: Disc golf rookies hit every tree in Spokane park

VIDEO: Hiking DuPont's Sequalitchew Creek Trail 0:45

VIDEO: Hiking DuPont's Sequalitchew Creek Trail