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  • Hiking Hells Canyon

    The Snake River National Recreation Trail (#102) winds it way along the Idaho side of the Wild and Scenic Snake River deep in the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. Beginning …


  • Alaska fly-fishing float trip

    Bush pilots equipped to land on lakes, rivers or tundra operate out of virtually every airport in Alaska to usher anglers into remote wilderness destinations where river bottoms are obscured …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • San Juan Island bike & hike

    Washington’s San Juan Islands are among the hottest items in the world of recreational travel. Outdoors enthusiasts love the islands in dozens of ways, including bird watching, whale watching, sea …


  • 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 …


  • Camping family survives storm

    The Herb Fields family of Cheney narrowly avoided injury at their campsite in the 10 Mile Campground when an epic thunder and wind storm hit Ferry County around 4 p.m. …


  • College kids go WILD on spring break

    While some students head to party destinations for spring break, the outdoors crowd is more likely to release the pressure of mid-terms by scaling mountains, running rivers, biking trails, muscle-powering …


  • Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race (2012)

    Sixty-six teams began the nearly 1,000-mile race on March 4. Fifty-seven teams remain.


  • 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 …

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