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  • Spokane Mountaineers 100th anniversary

    The Spokane Mountaineers have a century-old reputation as masters of cheap thrills in the great outdoors. They car-pool and sleep on the ground to get more adventure for the buck. …

  • Pasayten Wilderness 100-mile hike

    A 100-mile backpacking trip is a good start for sizing up a wilderness area. The Spokane Mountaineers, celebrating their 100th anniversary this year, honored the centennial at the end …

  • Grand Canyon in winter

    A winter rafting and hiking trip along the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park is a gamble with the elements. While the days can be pleasant, the nights can …

  • 2013 photos recall outdoor stories

    After 35 years as the Outdoors scribe for The Spokesman-Review, it’s still a bit startling to look back at a year of work and see where the stories have led …

  • Shoulder-season Beartooths trek

    The Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, the “roof top of Montana” bordering the north side of Yellowstone Park, is a mecca for backpackers with a …

  • Seven Devils Loop hike

    The Seven Devils Mountains are the lake-studded pinnacle of the Hells Canyon Wilderness rising above the Snake River to the west and the Salmon River near Riggins, Idaho, on the …

  • Glacier Peak Wilderness trek

    Visiting the 566,430-acre Glacier Peak Wilderness is a remote experience no matter how you approach it. Glacier Peak, elevation 10,541 feet …

  • Wenaha wilderness backpacking

    The Wenaha River Trail from Troy, Oreg., heading into the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness is a favorite early-season backpacking trip among the Spokane Mountaineers. The trail is free of snow in April …

  • Hikers circle Mont Blanc

    Considered the most popular long-distance trek in Europe, the Tour du Mont Blanc is a 110-mile route through the Alps circumnavigating the 15,744-foot peak. The trail goes through France, Italy …

  • Hiking Canada’s Lake O’Hara

    The 45 miles of trails in the basin around Lake O’Hara in are among the most scenic and coveted treks in Canada’s Yoho National Park. Strict quotas allow no more …

  • Footloose on the St. Joe

    Starting on the Bitterroot Divide on the Montana-Idaho border, Outdoors editor Rich Landers and David Moershel of Spokane hike to the source of the St. Joe River in the heart …



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