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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.


How to build a trail in five (not so easy) steps

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, …


‘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 …


Instagram effect? Number of Seattle-area hikers has doubled in less than 10 years, data shows

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 hikes: Vanishing snow reveals amazing hiking opportunities

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.

Palouse Canyon hike scheduled

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 …


Thru-hike author leading Sandpoint hike Sunday

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,” …


Changes made to Mount St. Helens permitting process

The Mount St. Helens Institute says it has made changes to its permitting process for volcano hikes after receiving suggestions from climbers.


Scotchman Peaks winter hiking series starts Saturday

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 …


On first day of 2018 snowshoers treated to sun drenched views from Mount Spokane

For 30 or so hikers on Mount Spokane, 2018 started out bright and sunny.


2017: The year outdoors

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.


Ammi Midstokke: Rad Old People, the only real age-defying pill

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 …


Ambassadors brighten future for Scotchman Peak mountain goats

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 …