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Friday, February 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Love is out there: From rafting and dog walking to fishing, outdoor passions bring couples together

It’s a worn and torn cliché with numerous iterations:


Ammi Midstokke: When napping is better than hiking, or not

I rather assumed that being fickle was just part of my female constitution.


Scotchman winter hike schedule announced

Although the snow may be flying and the air may be frigid, the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks organization is still leading hikes into the wilds of North Idaho and …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 9:19 a.m.

A magic mountain: Reflecting on love, loss and nature’s healing influence

Neither Dad nor I owned this particular piece of property, but we considered it ours, and it was doubtful any others received or gave back as much as we. We …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9 p.m.

2018: The year outdoors

2018: The year outdoors


2018: Top outdoor stories

The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor transitions

2018: Outdoor transitions


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

2018: Outdoor achievements

Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Wondering what hiking conditions are like at Stevens Creek? Check out this live video

Want to hike at Stevens Creek but not sure whether to bring gaiters, snowshoes or just plain boots? Or, worried that it’s too crowded? Check out Spokane County’s live video …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 6:06 p.m.

Veteran hiker Craig Romano revises ‘Classic’ trail guide

Over more than 30 years devoted to exploring, hiking, documenting and publishing throughout the Northwest, Craig Romano of Mount Vernon has become perhaps the top expert on Washington trails. His …


Looking to burn off some turkey? Check out Quartzite Mountain near Chewelah

If views, a vigorous (but short) hike and crisp air appeal, the 3-mile round-trip Quartzite Trail is the perfect way to burn through your post-Thanksgiving stupor.


Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness offers Friday hike

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will lead a hike on Black Friday as part of the national OptOutside movement started by REI four years ago.


Hike the Dishman Hill’s proposed Big Rock addition Sunday

Explore 120 acres that may be added to the Big Rock area of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area, Sunday


With no training, no experience Spokane woman hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

Her first overnight backpacking trip. The first time she’d hiked more than 10 miles in one go. A cross-country adventure with a man she’d been dating for less than a …


Wild recreation wonderland taking shape on Post Falls Community Forest

While autumn leaves are falling this month, trails are blooming at the 518-acre


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 5:23 p.m.

A busy season of trail work and maintenance is coming to a close in the Spokane area

A busy season of trail work and maintenance is winding to a close in the Spokane area.


Local authors pack many miles of research into two new adventure guides

Fall is a fine time for hiking as well as planning next season’s trips. New guidebooks devoted to trails and adventuring published this season feature expert insight on getting to …


More people of color are venturing into the great outdoors in Seattle

A new wave of affinity groups and meetups for people of color have drawn growing numbers of trekkers, backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts. Facebook and Instagram posts feature photos of Asian …


This hike features a WWII-era bomber, alpine lake, river canyon near McCall

Seventy-five years ago, a B-23 Dragon bomber crashed on the south shore of Idaho’s Loon Lake in the middle of winter. The eight men aboard all survived – some waiting …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5:15 p.m.

Missing hiker disoriented by smoke located

Authorities say an avid hiker who was missing in western Washington state after becoming disoriented by hazy wildfire smoke has been located.


Painful birthday: Father, son complete 17-hour North Idaho hike together

After 17 hours on the trail, the group stumbled through their self-determined finish line at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on July 29.


Hangman Creek canyon hike scheduled with geologist Hamilton

Learn about this region’s dramatic geologic history during a guided hike Aug. 18.


Beat the heat with trip to Kettle Crest’s backcountry cabin

While considered rough and rustic living by some, for seasoned backpackers the Snow Peak Cabin’s many amenities offer a taste of the glamping high life within the heart of Washington’s …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Newly acquired Post Falls land opens up world of hiking, biking, angling potential

Standing along the edge of the Spokane River, just downstream of Post Falls, Bryan Myers has a grand vision.


Wildlife experts say cute goat selfie on Scotchman Peak is dangerous, irresponsible

Buck Alderman just doesn’t get it. On Tuesday the Post Falls resident hiked up Scotchman Peak northeast of Clark Fork, Idaho. On the way up a group of mountain goats …


Instead of fireworks, many Spokane recreationists celebrated the Fourth of July basking in nature’s beauty

Many Spokane recreationists beat the crowds and noise of the Fourth of July by heading into the wilderness.


Dishman Glenrose trailhead closed

The Glenrose trailhead, 3701 S. Thierman Road in the Dishman Hills Natural Area, is closed as Spokane County starts trailhead construction.


The value of injury: a meditation on moving slowly

An injury slows me down forcing a slower pace of outdoor travel.


UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 3:57 p.m.

Mount St. Helens’ Coldwater hike samples everything volcano has to offer

If you’re hunting for wildflowers and an inspirational experience at Mount St. Helens, now’s the time to hit trail 230A, which ascends the ridge on the east side of Coldwater …


Role of social media in mountaineering mishaps growing

From the slopes of Mount Adams and across much of the West, there’s growing concern that social media may be playing a role in the increasing number of mountaineering accidents.