Stories tagged: hiking
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
Explore 120 acres that may be added to the Big Rock area of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area, Sunday
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5 a.m.
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 winding to a close in the Spokane area.
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 5 a.m.
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.
Authorities say an avid hiker who was missing in western Washington state after becoming disoriented by hazy wildfire smoke has been located.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 4:13 p.m.
After 17 hours on the trail, the group stumbled through their self-determined finish line at Schweitzer Mountain Resort on July 29.
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 6 a.m.
Learn about this region’s dramatic geologic history during a guided hike Aug. 18.
Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5 a.m.
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.
Standing along the edge of the Spokane River, just downstream of Post Falls, Bryan Myers has a grand vision.
Mon., July 16, 2018, 3:31 a.m.
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 …
Thu., July 12, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Tue., July 3, 2018, 1:25 p.m.
The Glenrose trailhead, 3701 S. Thierman Road in the Dishman Hills Natural Area, is closed as Spokane County starts trailhead construction.
Sun., July 1, 2018, 3:57 a.m.
An injury slows me down forcing a slower pace of outdoor travel.
UPDATED: Sat., June 23, 2018, 3:57 p.m.
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 …
Sat., June 9, 2018, 11:22 a.m.
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.
Thu., June 7, 2018, 5:45 a.m.
Once the hard work of making a trail is finished – the brush cleared, the rocks removed and the roots extricated – the trail itself quickly becomes all but invisible, …
Fri., May 11, 2018, 6 a.m.
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 …
Fri., April 6, 2018, 6 a.m.
More than 940,000 adults who live in the Seattle area say they’ve been hiking in the past 12 months – double the number from 2008, according to survey data from …
UPDATED: Mon., March 19, 2018, 12:29 p.m.
March is the time hikers bare their soles to lowland trails where most of the snow has disappeared and buttercups are blooming.
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 4:10 p.m.
EDUCATION – Anyone interested can hike through the Palouse Canyon and learn about the Ice Age Floods and local Native American history. The 8-mile hike begins at 9 a.m. Saturday …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 5:14 p.m.
RECREATION – The Friends of Scotchman Peaks will host Liz Thomas, a celebrated thru-hiker on Sunday. Thomas is the author of “Backpacker Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru-Hike,” …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 12:42 p.m.
The Mount St. Helens Institute says it has made changes to its permitting process for volcano hikes after receiving suggestions from climbers.
Thu., Jan. 18, 2018, 1:37 p.m.
HIKING – The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks 12th winter hike series starts January 20. Join a guided winter hike in the Scotchman Peaks proposed wilderness areas. The hikes range …
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 5:25 a.m.
For 30 or so hikers on Mount Spokane, 2018 started out bright and sunny.
Sun., Dec. 31, 2017, 5:45 a.m.
A lot of ground was covered in the Great Outdoors in 2017, but no one accomplished a more skillful feat than rock-jock Alex Honnold.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Something has changed in our American culture of aging, deeming the process of aging a thing one ought to avoid despite its inevitability. In other cultures, we can still witness …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
The future for mountain goats on North Idaho’s Scotchman Peak is brighter, thanks to “goat ambassadors” who have been hiking the popular trail to educate hikers on avoiding contact with …