Stories tagged: camping
Sat., April 15, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Search and rescue volunteers make commitment to community
It’s not enough that a search and rescue (SAR) team knows how to look for people in the wild. The team members also must be able to look out for …
Fri., April 14, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Oregon parks open 1,000 more campsite for 2017 solar eclipse
State park officials say they are opening 1,000 more campsites for people coming to watch the summer solar eclipse from Oregon.
UPDATED: Tue., April 4, 2017, 10:58 p.m.
Landslide blocks Porcupine Bay access possibly for months
A landslide that occurred Sunday north of Davenport will block access to Lake Roosevelt’s popular Porcupine Bay Campground and boat launch for weeks or even months, Lincoln County officials say.
Sat., April 1, 2017, 6 a.m.
Backcountry cabin offers skiers rustic comfort in Eagle Cap Wilderness
It’s not for everybody, but skiing into a backcountry cabin is an ideal break from the late-winter blues just when it’s needed most. Out there, weary refugees from the rat-race …
Sun., March 26, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Two for the Road: Couple explores Tanzania parks in rental camping Rover
“The large male elephant looked up and stared directly into the front window, giving me that piercing stink-eye look that says, get out of my way,” said Bill Pierce, recalling …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Connect with the outdoors with connect-together tents
A new kind of shelter system will let you camp alone, or ‘hook up’ via connectable corners that create a multi-room tent village.
Sun., March 12, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Mount Rainier’s new online backcountry, camping reservation system starts March 15
The new online reservation system at Mount Rainier National Park will begin taking requests on Wednesday, and park officials hope to get beyond the system failure that occurred last spring.
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Traditional hunting camps losing ground in modern world
Between development of once-wild lands and the ever-expanding sprawl of the suburbs, and a general apathy toward the sport from an over-stimulated younger generation, traditional hunting camps across the country …
Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, midnight
Rejoice, weekend warriors: A few days of camping tunes up your circadian clock
Perhaps Huffington should become a camping advocate, too. As the weekend warrior knows, falling asleep may come a little easier when it happens beneath the stars. A new report from …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Top gear from 2017 Outdoor Retailer winter show
From ski gear to winter jackets, companies congregate each winter in Utah to launch new products at the Outdoor Retailer trade show. I spent last week evaluating hundreds of products …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field Reports: Reservations go online at Mount Rainier
Backpackers and climbers who want to camp in wilderness areas of
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 7:13 a.m.
High-end RVs at Spokane show include amenities typically found in new homes
How do you get away from it all when your RV literally has it all? That’s not a dilemma that seems to bother many buyers these days. As new homes …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 5 a.m.
Winter camping basics to help enjoy snow-covered landsacpes
Although snow camping draws on many of the same skills and knowledge as regular backpacking, venturing out for an overnight in the winter comes with some added challenges. Navigation, nutrition …
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
The Gear Junkie: New Clif Bars ‘fill’ the bill
Bite into a new Clif Bar and you get a gooey center filled with nut butter. Beyond good taste, the company touts a “category-first” kind of energy resulting from the …
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
Oregon parks sell out of campsites for solar eclipse
People eager to see the total solar eclipse next summer have booked all of Oregon’s available campsites for the celestial event.
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Washington group marks half century of hiking, maintaining public routes
On a chilly September morning, a few hundred feet off the popular but deteriorating Talapus Lake Trail near Snoqualmie Pass, Jon Nishimura wielded his shovel and a smile.
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.
Wild on two wheels: Motorcycle camping tour threads Idaho wilderness
What started as an annual mountain biking adventure among high school buddies has transformed over decades into a motorcycle camping trip that continues to incorporate thrills, dirty clothes and the …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 1:40 a.m.
Field reports: UI students design new snowmobile hut
WINTERSPORTS – Snowmobilers and other winter outdoor enthusiasts have a new place to warm up in the mountains north of Sandpoint. Two dozen students from the University of Idaho’s College …
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 2 a.m.
Wind River Range is high note for Spokane Mountaineers
On July 29, two Spokane Mountaineers departed after work to drive 670 miles overnight to Pinedale, Wyoming, where they left their car, and boarded a shuttle vehicle for more than …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 8:30 p.m.
Idaho’s most popular public campsites require long-term planning
It’s already time to book camping reservations for visits next summer to the most popular state and federal parks. Most national park and national forest camping destinations become available six …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 7 p.m.
Ammi Midstokke: An awkward conversation about toileting in the trees
After much time enjoying the outdoors, from state park campsites to off-trail bushwhacking, it has come to my attention that my fellow outdoor appreciators need some education on using nature …
Wed., Sept. 7, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Yellowstone allows campfires again
Campers in Yellowstone National Park can enjoy campfires again.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Autumn colors only one factor in pegging favorite fall hikes
Being a trail guidebook author who’s explored Inland Northwest trails for more than four decades, I’m regularly asked a question this time of year: “What’s your favorite fall hike?” The …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
Gear Junkie: Delta fabric keeps runners cool in hot conditions
A water-soaked cotton T-shirt has long served runners looking to cheat the heat.
Fri., Sept. 2, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
Yellowstone open for Labor Day weekend, but campfires banned
All major Yellowstone National Park tourist attractions, entrances and roads are open for the long Labor Day weekend despite four wildfires, but visitors will be prohibited from making campfires and …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 11:58 a.m.
Five fires burning in Yellowstone continue to grow
An expected increase in winds along with warm, dry weather has firefighters bracing for more active wildfire growth in Yellowstone National Park.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 5:34 p.m.
Out & About: Salmo-Priest lookout abused by hikers
Grandfathered at the time the Salmo-Priest Wilderness was designated, the Little Snowy Top Lookout is a piece of history and a rare shelter in a storm for any wilderness traveler.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 3 p.m.
NPS 100: National Park Service evolves for 100 years
What did we want when we set up the National Park Service 100 years ago? A museum? A playground? A business incentive? A zoo?
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
Aggressive mountain goats lured to Heart Lake hiker campsites
Mountain goats and hikers are meeting in dangerously close proximity at Heart Lake in the Bitterroot Mountains.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 5 p.m.
Rich Landers: Yellow jackets are wild friends with attitude
Yellow jackets generally are known for their stings and the venom they can deliver in multiple stings. They come to our attention when trapped in a bicycle helmet vent as …