Stories tagged: camping
Fri., June 1, 2018, 2:46 p.m.
Priest Lake’s Reeder Bay Campground closed for season
The Reeder Bay Campground, on Priest Lake, will be closed for the 2018 season while the campground is upgraded to flush toilets, according to a U.S. Forest Service news release.
Fri., May 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
‘Dispersed camping’ offers alternative to full campgrounds
Few things are more disheartening to the camping summer tourist than pulling into a campground and finding all of the sites full. It’s especially deflating when you’ve been on the …
Tue., May 8, 2018
Residents of homeless camps in Spokane to be directed to shelters under new law
New city laws aiming to protect Spokane’s publicly owned land will prohibit camping in the future. Those living in the camps will be directed to services, including shelters, unless all …
Thu., April 19, 2018, 6 p.m.
High winds delay opening of Coachella festival camping
Gusty winds swept the mountains and deserts of Southern California on Thursday, forcing managers of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to close campgrounds where thousands of fans were …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 3:09 p.m.
St. Joe Ranger District seeks volunteer campground hosts
The St. Joe Ranger District is looking for volunteer campground hosts.
Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
As millennials take to roads, camping, RV industries pivot toward adventurous comfort
Younger Americans are hitting the road in search of adventure, but still want the comforts of home.
Tue., Jan. 16, 2018, 1 p.m.
Feedback requested for Pioneer Park camping in Pend Orielle County
The Pend Oreille County Public Utility District and the Colville National Forest are requesting feedback from users about camping along the reservoir near Pioneer Park, according to a news release.
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Then and Now: Motorhomes and Trailers
Even after our region’s first settlers built towns and cities, some would still head to wilder areas to practice “woodcraft”, as camping used to be called.
Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 3:34 p.m.
RVs at fairgrounds kick off outdoor sports show season
The boat, RV and sportsmen’s show season is getting underway for 2018.
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Winter camping proves good way to reset internal clock, study finds
A University of Colorado sleep study sheds light on the benefits of winter camping.
Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
The Gear Junkie: Wave good night in floating tent
Who needs a waterbed? The Shoal Tent from SmithFly blends a boat with a tent, and while not exactly practical, it looks pretty fun.
Mon., Oct. 30, 2017, 3:53 a.m.
Out & About: Wildlife watching, fishing participation increases in U.S.
Wildlife watching, especially around the home, and fishing have gained popularity in recent years while participation in hunting has declined slightly, according to a report released last month.
UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m.
Quetico answers canoe paddler’s quest for wild time
If you love to camp, fish and paddle a canoe, Quetico fulfills your wildest dream. Some 6,000 lakes, 32 waterfalls and 4,467 islands are waiting to be explored only by …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
In brief: Hunters face fire restrictions at campsites
Hunters heading into the mountains this week still face restrictions on campfires and even generators as tinder-dry conditions persist through the region.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Pack goats take a load off elk hunter’s game
One bowhunter is walking briskly into his backcountry elk camp this week with a team of four-legged helpers that take a load off his back without adding work and worry. …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 6:16 p.m.
Front Porch: Camp experience was not her favorite, Cindy Hval recalls
At the tender age of 9, I had to confront the harsh reality that my parents no longer loved me.
Mon., Aug. 14, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Canvas tent bombproof, one of kind
Nestled in a canvas cocoon atop a cush foam mattress, I feel cozy and warm. The world around me is shut out — no wind, no lights, and no pointy …
Sun., Aug. 13, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Field reports: Women in wilderness explored by panel
OUTDOORS – Four local women with wide-ranging experience in the great outdoors will join for a panel presentation on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bowl and Pitcher amphitheater at …
Sat., Aug. 12, 2017, 5 a.m.
Campfire ban burns some; okay with others
Emergency bans on campfires in campgrounds across the region have riled some, left others resigned to the need to prevent wildfires
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Camping above the ground
Have you considered camping in the air? A growing trend, “hanging tents” meld hammock features with bug mesh, zippers, and a fly.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Airstream goes fiberglass with latest model
Coming in 2018, Airstream touts its latest model as aerodynamic, lightweight, and strong. But this isn’t your dad’s aluminum tow-behind. The company shifts to fiberglass for the Nest, a camper …
UPDATED: Thu., July 27, 2017, 10:37 p.m.
Witness says Idaho 18-year-old died playing Russian roulette
It was a game of Russian roulette that led to the death of 18-year-old Tim Reeves while he and friends were camping in Idaho, witnesses said.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Packscooter just as it says; part pack, part scooter
The Packscooter looks like something you’d see a kid riding around the block. But the design belies a transformable conveyance that’s helped two explorers navigate more than 1,000 miles of …
UPDATED: Mon., July 24, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
Wildlife managers euthanize bear that bothered Idaho campers
Wildlife managers have trapped and killed a black bear after the animal kept making contact with people camping in a popular central Idaho recreation area.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Kid camping is a natural experience
Taking kids camping, you know instinctively that you are doing something right for your offspring. You have brought them to this semi-natural place and pitched the tents and created a …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: A camping evolution
When I was a kid, my Uncle Pat and Aunt Molly would gather up nieces and nephews for a camping/fishing extravaganza to the San Poil River right after school let …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
Bear collapses tent with camper inside in Alaska; woman not injured
A woman camping at a municipal park in Alaska’s largest city got a surprise when a black bear collapsed her tent.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 6 a.m.
Gear Junkie: Sweet dreams with the LaidBack camping pad
Car campers take note: You can get great sleep on the LaidBack Pad. It’s big, bulky, and expensive. But this ultra-plush foam pad can make your night a dream.
Sun., July 2, 2017, 5 a.m.
Field Reports: Evening outdoor programs at Riverside State Park
The summertime Wednesdays in the Woods programs at Riverside State Park continue this week with a
Wed., June 28, 2017, 6 a.m.
Remembering Jason: The struggles and death of a Spokane Valley Eagle Scout
Jason Pederson was an Eagle Scout. When his father died at a young age, he fell into addiction. He died in a downtown shooting last month.