Stories tagged: trails
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Ride the Divide: Mountain biker tours 2,750 miles at leisurely pace
Mark Finley has a working man’s plan for completing the Great Divide Mountain Biking Route from Alberta and British Columbia through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mexico.
Thu., Nov. 16, 2017, 5:50 a.m.
Ride the Divide: Cyclist races Tour Divide, relishes blistering pace
Nick Zylkowski, 31, pedaled the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route’s 2,750 miles in 19 days, 4 hours during the 2017 Tour Divide. That’s smokin,’ especially for an unsupported bikepacking …
Fri., Nov. 10, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Tough tests await bikers at Beacon Hill
Having worked up to it for years, mountain biker Dan Wilson comfortably plummets down an advanced roller feature at Beacon Hill/Camp Sekani area. It’s only a few bubbles off vertical. …
Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Meet Glacier National Park’s first female packer
Jill Michalak bucks convention at Glacier, where she is first female packer in the program’s history
Wed., Oct. 25, 2017, 6:55 p.m.
Flames wane but wildfire hazards remain for hikers, hunters
While the flames have been doused in most areas, Northwest wildfires continue to impact mountain access for hikers and hunters.
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Field reports: Bike laws weak in protecting walkers
TRAILS – Readers had lingering questions, and so the The Spokesman-Review, about last Sunday’s story about a woman who was struck from behind by a bicyclist as she walked on …
Sat., Oct. 14, 2017
Out & About: bike laws weak in protecting walkers
OUTLAW – Readers had lingering questions, and so the The Spokesman-Review, about last Sunday’s story about a woman who was struck from behind by a bicyclist as she walked on …
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 7 a.m.
Woman standing up to cyclist who smashed into her on Centennial Trail
A Spokane woman said she can’t feel safe on the Centennial Trail anymore after being plowed down from behind and injured by an unyielding bicyclist. She’s considering a lawsuit to …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Ferry County rail trail hits rocky road with commissioners
A Ferry County Commission meeting set for Monday appears to be another step toward allowing motorized vehicles on 25 miles of rail trail corridor that county voters have supported for …
Sun., Sept. 24, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Field Reports: Washington proposes simpler fishing regulations
Simplifying Washington’s fishing regulations is the goal of 13 proposals that will be presented at public meetings across the state by Fish and Wildlife Department fish managers.
Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Hiking with mom: She still sets pace for daughter
I’ve covered hundreds of miles of trail hiking and backpacking with my mother over two decades, but one thing never seems to change. I struggle to keep up.
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Field Reports: Volunteers to finish Fishtrap Lake trail
Volunteers are signing up to put the finishing touches on an eight-mile loop trail for hikers, cyclists and horse riders adjacent to Fishtrap Lake.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Pack goats take a load off elk hunter’s game
One bowhunter is walking briskly into his backcountry elk camp this week with a team of four-legged helpers that take a load off his back without adding work and worry. …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Spokane family escapes Eagle Creek fire, ‘will never again be unprepared for a hike’
A Spokane family heard the bang about 4 p.m. that transformed their refreshing Saturday hike past waterfalls in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area into a chilling overnight ordeal.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 10:04 p.m.
Spokane City Council to consider jumping into Washington state construction budget fight
City lawmakers will soon decide whether to jump into the fray unfolding in Olympia over the state’s budget for new construction and a controversial court ruling involving water rights.
Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Trails to fire lookout sites lead hikers to stunning panoramas
The world of forest fires and fire prevention offers a lifetime of high adventure from a hiker’s point of view. Some of the best viewpoints in the region are accessed …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Out & about: Washington State surveys public attitudes on plethora of public land access permits
Washington state agencies are looking into simplifying the quagmire of cards, stickers or vehicle mirror-hanger documents required for recreating on local, state and federal lands and perhaps even private timber …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:27 a.m.
Hiker with dog has close wolf encounter in North Idaho
I’d planned a July day hike with my dog along a North Idaho stream for a good dose of outdoor exercise and a cool respite from the summer heat. The …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 5:26 a.m.
Priest Lake black bear attacked woman, dogs with no warning
A woman fiercely attacked by a black bear near the Priest Lake visitor center on July 4 had no time to use bear spray even if she’d have had it, …
Sun., July 23, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
What’s in your day pack? Three veteran hikers list time-tested items
Go-light, go-fast strategies have merit in some cases, but heading out without gear needed to endure an unexpected weather change or night in the mountains can be deadly when things …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 5:55 a.m.
Mountain bikers ride, work, camp in annual Kettle Range gathering
Washington mountain bikers convened in the Kettle River Range last week in a traditional service-group recipe for getting things done: Work hard and play even harder.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:55 a.m.
Field Reports: Water study addresses Priest Lake levels
A study of Priest Lake water levels and Thorofare navigation will be explained in an open house meeting on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at the Priest Lake Groomers & Ambulance …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 4:25 a.m.
Portion of South Hill bluff trails to be closed during Avista powerline reconstruction
Portions of Spokane’s South Hill bluff trails will be temporarily closed this month as well as this fall during two Avista projects related to rebuilding the 70-year-old transmission line that …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Cabinet Mountains trail guide revised in new edition
A Sandpoint-area hiker devoted two years to revising a just released trail guidebook covering the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana and northern Idaho. “Trails of the Wild Cabinets: Third Edition,” …
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Trekking poles boost hikers on the trail
Trekking poles that resemble cross-country ski poles are considered essential equipment by many hikers looking to make their walks more efficient and less stressful on ankle, knee and hip joints.
Thu., June 22, 2017, 6 a.m.
Sign up for osprey leg-banding cruise on Lake Coeur d’Alene
The popular annual Osprey Boat Cruise that follows biologists checking nests and banding young “fish hawks” is set for July 15 at 9 a.m.
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 …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Saltese Uplands trail undergoing upgrade
Mountain bikers have been applying acquired expertise and skill to a new trail at Saltese Uplands Conservation area in Spokane Valley.
Thu., June 15, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Hikers relish Little Spokane River Natural Area, new trail additions
The Little Spokane River Natural Area has been a haven for flora, fauna and people who appreciate them for decades, and a vastly improved hiking trail system is enhancing the …