Stories tagged: snowshoeing
Sun., June 18, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Handy man on Mount Spokane: Can-do state park manager Steve Christensen retiring
For 17 years, Mount Spokane State Park has been blessed, according to numerous testimonials, with a manager who’s handled user issues and conflicts as deftly as he’s dealt with power …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 6 a.m.
Ice traps vehicle at Sherman Pass trailhead
On Sunday, a slick trap was waiting for unsuspecting backcountry snowshoers headed into the Sno-Park lot at the top of Sherman Pass, Washington’s highest highway pass for winter recreation.
Sat., March 4, 2017, 6 a.m.
Winter campers reset internal clocks lagging from darkness
According to a study published in “Current Biology” by the Sleep and Chronobiology Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, sleeping outside is a good way to reset your restless …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Winter fishing fix: Fly casters snowshoe into Henry’s Fork trout water
February can be a rough time for Inland Northwest fly fishers who don’t have tickets to sunny saltwater destinations.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Ammi Midstokke: The inheritance of wisdom
Sometime around 1984, my grandmother Beverly had her first heart attack. And as things went with Granny, she never did anything halfway. A team of surgeons rearranged her plumbing leaving …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Festival features outdoors films for entertainment and advocacy
John Latta has two ways of looking at the winter-themed eye candy coming to Spokane this week in the
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
In Brief: Nordic events at local venues
High-profile and low-key events will beckon heavier than usual activity at Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Nordic skiing areas this weekend.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
SheJumps.org launches women into outdoor sports
While both genders are important components in most of the area’s outdoor clubs, several groups are geared specifically to linking women and girls to outdoor activities.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Snow caving practice hones winter survival skills
A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs last weekend and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and the right attitude for their first time winter camping in snow caves.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Out and about
Three popular annual events at Mount Spokane State Park for Nordic skiers and snowshoers are coming up in February.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Cascades ski patrol has been rescuing people since 1970s
About a decade ago in British Columbia, on Dylan Currie’s very first day of backcountry skiing, another group of skiers set off an avalanche from above that partially buried one …
Thu., 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 …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 7 p.m.
Alan Liere: Snowshoeing in practice not quite as shiny as theory
The only exercise I get in the winter when the weather is bad is shoveling snow, hauling wood and bird hunting. This winter there has been quite a lot of …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Mount Spokane hosts Nordic Winterfest activities
Cheap Nordic skiing lessons, an off-trail tour and the Donut Dash are featured attractions in the fourth annual Winterfest on Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mount Spokane State Park.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Webfooters go with the snow
Trails are handy for snowshoeing, but they’re not essential. Three or more feet of snow often covers brush an boulders to open bigfooter walking options in almost every direction.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Out & About: Guided snowshoe hikes offered in region
Guided snowshoeing hikes as close to town as Newman Lake and Mount Spokane and as far as Sherman Pass are being offered this season through Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Skishoeing: Hybrid skis inspired by ancient Asian hunters offer new approach to exploring winter
Short, fat skis with free-heel bindings and built-in climbing skins are luring a growing number of winter trekkers into a sport Nils Larsen calls “skishoeing.”
Sat., March 5, 2016, 1:38 p.m.
Wolf tracker uses Altai Skis for speed, mobility during surveys
Ray Robertson, who does wolf monitoring in the Okanogan County region, is among the growing number of wildlife professionals who are using Altai Skis in their work.
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
High Road: Sherman Pass is launch pad for winter backcountry recreation
The snowshoers started their trek uphill through the forest and morning gloom. But withing an hour they were climbing into untracked powder and brilliant sunshine in the Kettle River Range. …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016, 1:07 p.m.
Winter runner stays sane on snowshoes
Alyssa Shaw stood out like a rocket among nearly 300 women enjoying an invigorating snowshoe hike at the
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
Expert to detail snowshoeing routes at Mount Spokane
Snowshoeing routes at Mount Spokane State Park will be detailed by a local expert in a program at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Mountain Gear retail store, 2002 N. Division …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
Out & About: Fly fishing school taught by cast of local talent
Our future would be brighter if a 401(k) had stock, bond or fund options as sound as the annual Beginners Fly Fishing School presented by the
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Snowshoeing at Mount Spokane detailed by expert
Snowshoeing routes at Mount Spokane State Park will be detailed in a program by a local expert in a program at 6 p.m. on Feb. 4 at Mountain Gear retail …
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Landers: Snowshoeing gains in popularity and access across the region
Explaining the growing popularity of snowshoeing, Mark Beattie of Mountain Gear says it all comes down to a 10-step program for learning the sport. “All you have to do is …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 2:15 p.m.
Landers: Snow biking inspires new winter trail grooming options
Snowshoers and snow bikers appear to be forging a relationship that could expand the reach of single-track trails during winter. While snowshoeing and winter cycling generally are banned from groomed …
Sun., March 8, 2015
Out & About: First winter hike of PCT completed
OUTDONE – Two California men on Monday completed the first winter thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail after 132 days of walking, skiing and snowshoeing along the 2,650-mile route from …
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Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
Landers: Over-snow vehicle rule seeks backcountry balance
Snowmobiles and other over-snow vehicles eventually will be allowed to ride only on roads, trails and areas specifically designated for their use, according to a rule being adopted by the …