A popular U.S. Bureau of Land Management recreation area about 20 miles south of Sprague, Wash., has been closed as the agency repairs about $5,000 in damage caused by vandals. The Rock Creek-Escure Ranch Recreation Area suffered damage to fences and other facilities in a crime spree that occurred around March 15, BLM recreation planner Steve Smith said.
More than 1,000 brands and 20,000 attendees: The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held last week in Salt Lake City, offered a peek at the future of gear. The Gear Junkie roamed the trade show for three days. Here are a few items that caught my eye. • Smart Light – Look at a cliff face above a hiking trail. Your headlamp illuminates the rock with a 300-lumen beam. Now, glance at your map; notice as the headlamp beam instantly tones down to adjust for a close view.
Be it for fun or utility on a daily commute to work or school, bicycling does not need to end when the snow flies. I have ridden year ’round in Minnesota, my home state, for several seasons, including in snowstorms and on days when the mercury has plunged to zero degrees and below.
A group of volunteers has blazed the way for hikers and bikers to enjoy the burst of autumn colors in the Iller Creek Conservation Area. The Washington Trails Association has worked for three years with other local groups to maintain, rebuild and reroute trails in the popular Valley natural area secured by the Spokane County Conservation Futures Program.
We learn to ride bicycles as kids. But we never quite finish learning to ride mountain bikes. Fat-tire models are another breed that constantly steer their riders into terrain that leads toward something new to master.
Armed with tents, headlights, sleeping bags, bicycles and maybe even some beer, hundreds of bicycle enthusiasts and their families kicked off a weekend of camping and bicycle riding Saturday at Riverside State Park. The 24-hour “Round the Clock” bike competition, in which participants compete for prizes and bragging rights, began at noon Saturday.
Tom Aylward speeds off on his bike into the Rathdrum Prairie wind, accelerating quickly, determined not to let his training partners catch him. In the past month, the 62-year-old’s biking has improved so much it could become his saving grace when the Ford Ironman Coeur d’Alene hits June 26.
For more than two decades, a don’t-ask, don’t-tell volunteer trail-building effort has been wildly successful on the South Hill bluff below High Drive. Spokane has a premier neighborhood recreation area with more than 22 miles of routes heavily used by walkers, runners and mountain bikers. And the trails were developed at virtually no cost to the city.
A group of four women has taken on a heavy load in maintaining the natural appeal of the South Hill Bluff. They call themselves the Doo-Crew, and here’s the latest poop on their efforts.
The space is visually distinct. Glance into the bar area and you see shiny bike frames hanging over it. Glance into the pub and you see a collection of glorious wooden tables and chairs. Look skyward and you see amber timbers that eerily resemble the inner hull of a large, upside-down ship.
No one has influenced so many facets of Inland Northwest fisheries as Allan Scholz during his 35 years at Eastern Washington University. The 67-year-old biology professor is transitioning into retirement, leaving a legacy that would rival Mark Few if fisheries science were a ball sport …
TRAILS -- Three bike rides and eight hikes coordinated by the Inland Northwest Trails Coalition are being led on Saturday in the Spokane area -- one near Reardan -- by ...
FISHING -- The Colville Tribe released 10,000 triploid rainbow trout weighing about 2 pounds each in Lake Rufus Woods on Thursday, making the reservoir between Chief Joseph and Grand Coulee ...