Stories tagged: trails
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
Ammi Midstokke: A couple of outdoor epiphanies
Sometimes I feel so outdoorsy. I’m outdoorsing so much, I ride on my elitist fleet of a-different-bike-for-every-purpose bikes and say things to myself like, “I’m so outdoorsy. I ride my …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016, 3:31 P.M.
Iditarod snowmobiler, 76, savors Alaska experience
A couple of weeks ago when we checked in on Bob Jones, the Kettle Falls snowmobiler was in Alaska patching his bruised ego after crashing his machine twice on his …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016, 4:44 P.M.
Rich Landers: Pet dogs caught up in Idaho’s wolf-control effort
Mary Franzel and her pets almost made it through Idaho’s 2015-16 wolf trapping season unscathed. On Friday, the Clark Fork resident was cross-country skiing north of town on Lightning Creek …
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 10:07 A.M.
Shawn Vestal: Thanks to sewer work, Spokane Falls is brought to new prominence
When he was working for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, David Condon would sometimes field inquiries about Spokane’s signature natural attraction. “People would ask: How do you get down to the …
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016, 1:33 P.M.
John Wayne Trail planning meeting Tuesday in Cheney
John Wayne Pioneer Trail public meetings are planned this week as state officials seek comments on developing the controversial cross-state railroad corridor.
SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2016, 4:12 P.M.
Mount Hood’s Timberline Trail to fully reopen in 2017
One of the most spectacular trails in the United States – and perhaps the most iconic pathway in Oregon – is scheduled to reopen in full by the summer of …
SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2016, 5:10 P.M.
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail on track for a state park strategic plan
The John Wayne Pioneer Trail – the eastern portion of a cross-state abandoned Milwaukee railway purchased by the state in 1981 – is on track for a state park strategic …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
WEDNESDAY, 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 …
SATURDAY, DEC. 26, 2015, 8:11 P.M.
2015 Outdoors: High achievers
Appalachian Trail supported speed record, 2,189-miles in 46 days, 8 hours, 8 minutes by Scott Jurek, 41. Appalachian Trail record, unsupported, in 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes by Heather …
SATURDAY, DEC. 26, 2015, 4:28 P.M.
2015 Outdoors: Spotlight
Hike It Baby, a social media-based group of parents looking for a supportive social family hiking experience, stands out as the area’s fastest-growing outdoor organization.
SATURDAY, NOV. 28, 2015, 10:42 A.M.
Volunteers dig route-building for hikers, bikers, equestrians
Volunteers generous with their time and muscle have cleared the way for miles of happy hiking, biking, skiing, and horse riding in the Inland Northwest.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 25, 2015, 10:30 A.M.
National Forest, Mount Spokane Park routes clogged with trees
Blowdown trees from the Nov. 17 windstorm are affecting roads and trails throughout the region’s forests as well as Mount Spokane State Park.
SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2015, 12:03 P.M.
Online auction raising funds for trail upgrade
An online auction is underway for a longboard signed by guitarist Eddy Vedder and other rockers to raise funds for the continuing effort to develop the Ferry County Rail Trail.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2015, 5:25 P.M.
John Wayne Trail irreplaceable asset for Eastern Washington, advocates say
Recreationists, landowners work toward compromise on maintaining the John Wayne Trail on an abandoned railway across Eastern Washington.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 2015, 3:10 P.M.
Briefs: Ride to Rosalia for John Wayne Trail community meeting
Bike CdA is organizing a “Ride to Rosalia” to participate in an upcoming community meeting in support of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail.
MONDAY, OCT. 19, 2015, 10:35 A.M.
Hiking, biking, riding on Rattlesnake Mountain wish lists
Ken Gano had an office on the side of Rattlesnake Mountain for 11 years when he worked at Hanford.
SATURDAY, OCT. 17, 2015
Dog waste protest adds to fall colors
Piles of dog waste had been spray painted orange by students from the Oregon State University College of Forestry and local veterinarians to raise awareness to the amount of dog …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2015, 12:01 A.M.
Volunteers use Google Trekker cameras to record area trails for online viewing
The world will soon have virtual access to paddling the Little Spokane River, biking the Centennial Trail and hiking across the suspension bridge at the Bowl and Pitcher. Volunteers this …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2015
Reactions vary as Google Trekker records area trails
Most people who encountered Google’s Trekker on Spokane-area trails last weekend smiled and seemed curious. As the device perched on a volunteer hiker’s back was making 360-degree images at Riverside …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 19, 2015
Town of Tekoa condemns proposed closure of John Wayne Trail stretch
Well, pilgrim, we’ve got ourselves a bit of trouble in this here town of Tekoa. A part of the John Wayne Trail might be closed and some folks hereabouts are …
SUNDAY, SEPT. 6, 2015, 8:14 A.M.
Appalachian Trail suffers from popularity as Hollywood promotes hiking
When Jackson Spencer set out to tackle the Appalachian Trail, he anticipated the solitude that only wilderness can bring – not a rolling, monthslong frat party. Shelters where he thought …
THURSDAY, AUG. 27, 2015
Wildfire closures block access to popular hunting, hiking, boating areas
Drought and wildfires in the Inland Northwest are raising havoc with fish and wildlife as well as with hunters, hikers, boaters and other recreationists who consider August a prime month …
SUNDAY, AUG. 2, 2015
Trail of wonder: 100 things to know about popular trail that loops Mount Rainier
It’s arguably Washington’s most famous trail: Ninety-three miles of ups and downs looping around Mount Rainier. As the Wonderland Trail celebrates its centennial, here are 100 things hikers ought to …
SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015
Out & About: Some trails reopen at Little Spokane River
OUTBLAZED – Hikers and paddlers are regaining most, but not all, access to the Little Spokane River Natural Area after trails and a trailhead were closed by a 176-acre wildfire …
THURSDAY, JUNE 25, 2015
Trail users participate in maintenance and upkeep, allowing for earlier opening dates.
NACHES, Wash. – For much of May, the trails designated for motorized use within the Naches Ranger District were under surveillance. Forest Service staffers and volunteers from organized four-wheel-drive and …
SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2015
Volunteers clean up, widen area trails
About 100 volunteers turned out last Sunday to brave the heat and dust as they put their muscle into upgrading Trail 100 in Riverside State Park. The National Trails Day …
SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015
Scenic route not for everyone
A route up the north side of Mount St. Helens to a dramatic view of the crater will remain open only to people who pay $195 for a guided trip. …
SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015
Loose dogs growing issue at Mount Spokane
I go hiking at state parks prepared for the possibility of getting charged by a moose. I’m OK with that. But I have a right to be safe from a …
SUNDAY, MAY 24, 2015
Out & About: Scotchmans group plans hikes, events
OUTDO – The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are launching another season of guided hikes, outings, trail work – along with gentle advocacy for securing wilderness designation for a …