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Badger Mountain Challenge: Spokane runner posts top time in 100-miler

Spokane’s Brandon Benefield posted the top overall time in the signature 100-mile race at last weekend’s Badger Mountain Challenge.

The 35-year-old crossed the finish line just after midnight Saturday, clocking in at 17 hours, 32 minutes, 46 seconds to post the third-fastest winning time in the seven years of the race.

Evgeny Sotnikov of Victoria, British Columbia, was second in 18:15:53, with […]

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Bryant Scott conquers 50-mile race, 8 months after nearly losing his life to heat stroke

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Marine Cpl. Bryant Scott was dying when he arrived at a San Diego hospital in late July.

Suffering from heat stroke, the 27-year-old’s liver was shutting down and his heart stopped several times.

Doctors told the Kennewick native’s family there was a 10 percent chance for his recovery.

But eight months after waking up from a 14-day coma, Scott finished […]

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Badger Mountain Challenge Participants set to take over Badger Mountain

Local hikers who frequent Badger Mountain might want to give popular trail system a day off on Saturday.

The seventh annual Badger Mountain Challenge is set to take over the hill this weekend, with the 50- and 100-mile races beginning Friday, and the 50-kilometer and much more popular 15-K slated for Saturday morning.

The 50- and 100-mile races start at 7 a.m. […]

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Friends of Badger Mountain hits a snag in its efforts on behalf of a Red Mountain ridge trail

Dreams of a 20-mile ridge-to-ridge trail stretching from Richland’s Amon Basin to the Yakima River have run into a hitch. (View on Tri-City Herald)

The Seattle-based limited liability corporation that owns 138 acres along the ridgeline will not grant a 20-foot pedestrian-only easement for the trail.

Benton County property records indicate Red Mountain Ridgeline LLC paid $600,000 for the property in 2008. […]

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Volunteers begin new hiking trail on Candy Mountain

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Jim Langdon, trailmaster for the Friends of Badger organization, shares details about a new 1.75 mile hiking trail being scratched out of the ground on Candy Mountain. The organization is seeking volunteers for the anticipated one month project. -Bob Brawdy, Tri-City Herald

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Candy Mountain dream about to come true

Benton County is ready to close a $1.25 million deal this week with Candy Mountain property owners that will preserve the local peak as a natural area and park.

Friends of Badger Mountain and the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office are funding the deal, which will turn Candy Mountain into a twin of sorts to the popular Badger Mountain Centennial […]

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