Stories tagged: camping
SATURDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, FEB. 6, 2017
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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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: THURSDAY, 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 …
THURSDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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 …
MONDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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.
SUNDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
SUNDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7, 2016, 11:13 A.M.
Yellowstone allows campfires again
Campers in Yellowstone National Park can enjoy campfires again.
SATURDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, 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.
FRIDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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.
SATURDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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?
SATURDAY, 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.
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2016, 4:01 P.M.
The Gear Junkie: Sneak Peak at 2017 outdoors gear
The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held recently in Utah, is a mecca of gear. Thousands of brands show off products for the coming year. Here’s my exclusive look at …
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 2:28 P.M.
Connecting with kids: A prescription for ‘nature deficit disorder’
Most adults have fallen short of intentions for connecting youngsters with nature since school ended in June. Sports camps and family summer schedules can get in the way of expanding …
SATURDAY, AUG. 13, 2016, 1:13 P.M.
Out & about: Who’s responsible for recreational garbage?
OUTTRASHED – Garbage is a mountain of a problem at boating access sites close to populated areas. Public land managers have resorted to the “Pack it in, pack it out” …
SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2016, 5:20 P.M.
Hikers live it up at Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park
From a backpacker’s perspective, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park has it all. The 79,160-acre gem in the Selkirk Mountains north of Nelson, British Columbia, has enough helicopter-serviced bridges, potties and facilities …
SATURDAY, AUG. 6, 2016, 5:15 P.M.
Kokanee’s parking lot porcupines have taste for cars
For unexplained reasons, porcupines at Kokanee Glacier Park trailheads, especialy at the Gibson Lake access to the most popular trails, are vehicle prowlers.
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016, 4:26 P.M.
Pack mules do the heavy lifting while offering their brand of education
The best teachers at the Ninemile Remount Depot’s packing class never say a word, and might kick you into next week if you get a lesson wrong.
SATURDAY, JULY 23, 2016, 3:41 P.M.
Review: Fan-equipped camping stove fueled by wood
“Burn wood not gas.” That is the simple tag line of the BioLite CookStove, a camp-cooking product new this spring that incorporates a small fan to perpetuate a hot-burning fire.