Stories tagged: trails
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.
Wild on two wheels: Motorcycle camping tour threads Idaho wilderness
What started as an annual mountain biking adventure among high school buddies has transformed over decades into a motorcycle camping trip that continues to incorporate thrills, dirty clothes and the …
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 5 a.m.
John Wayne Pioneer Trail plan has support from across the state
The Friends of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail was organized in 2016 shortly after the 2015 Washington Legislature nearly gave the rail trail away to adjacent East Side landowners.
Thu., Oct. 6, 2016, 5 a.m.
Bicyclist, rescue dog find freedom on East Side rail trail
A globe-circling bicyclist says he never considered either riding a rail trail or touring through Eastern Washington – his backyard – until he and his wife rescued a painfully timid …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016, 4:30 p.m.
Bumpy road to Independence (Montana) best traveled on an ATV
Near Big Timber, Montana, where the difficulty of travel once contributed to the downfall of gold, copper and silver mines, folks now visit for exactly that reason – to travel …
Wed., Oct. 5, 2016
In brief: Latah Trail improvements have cyclists pumped
A bicycle repair station has been installed on the Latah Trail, an Idaho rail trail between Moscow and Troy, funded by the Latah County Board of Realtors.
Sun., Oct. 2, 2016, 2:23 a.m.
Field reports: Scotchman Peak trail improved by volunteers
The steep, eroded gouge in the earth is history and a new rerouted section of Trail 65 is ushering hikers to the top of Scotchman Peak, a popular North Idaho …
Thu., Sept. 29, 2016, 4:30 a.m.
Landers: Diana Roberts gently motivated action on Spokane’s South Hill Bluff trails
Diana Roberts knew from her background and training and her recreation on the South Hill trails that the bluffs didn’t just need a weed management plan, they needed a holistic …
Tue., Sept. 27, 2016
Hiking etiquette deals with litter, lake baths and poop
I was lying on a boulder at the base of a waterfall a few weeks ago when my mind started wandering to the subject of trail etiquette. While I was …
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 4 p.m.
Outpeople: Ultrarunner sets Appalachian Trail speed record
On Monday at 3:38 a.m., professional ultrarunner Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer, 48, emerged from the Appalachian Trail’s southern terminus at Springer Mountain, Ga., to set an
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 4:21 p.m.
Adventurer solos Lewis and Clark Trail by foot, kayak
Bruce “Buck” Nelson appreciates a good adventure.
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
Autumn colors only one factor in pegging favorite fall hikes
Being a trail guidebook author who’s explored Inland Northwest trails for more than four decades, I’m regularly asked a question this time of year: “What’s your favorite fall hike?” The …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 3:21 p.m.
Newly paved Ben Burr Trail gets mixed reviews
Changes to the Ben Burr Trail, including a wider and paved pathway, have earned mixed reviews from bicyclists and walkers.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Spokane Valley Boy Scouts help injured woman on the Pacific Crest Trail
A Boy Scout troop from Spokane Valley helped an injured woman while on a 50-mile trip through the Alpine Lakes Wilderness earlier this month.
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 1:37 p.m.
Ferry County Rail Trail celebrates resurfacing project completion
The Ferry County Rail Trail Partners are celebrating the completion resurfacing a prized portion of the trail with a ribbon cutting, trail ride-or-walk and barbecue on Sunday. The action will …
Wed., Aug. 10, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
In brief: Coyotes hassling dogs on South Hill bluff
Coyotes are reportedly menacing dogs – mostly unleashed dogs – along the South Hill bluff trails below High Drive.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 5:15 p.m.
Kokanee’s parking lot porcupines have taste for cars
For unexplained reasons, porcupines at Kokanee Glacier Park trailheads, especialy at the Gibson Lake access to the most popular trails, are vehicle prowlers.
Sat., Aug. 6, 2016, 5:14 p.m.
Out & About: Birder tops 753 species for ‘Big Year’ record
An American ex-pat who resides in Australia was in Washington state recently when he pushed his list to 753 and broke the record for the number of bird species tallied …
Sat., July 30, 2016, 3:55 p.m.
Wenaha trails get TLC after 2015 wildfires
The smoke is long gone from the wildfires that closed much of the Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness last summer, but concerns linger for hikers, hunters and horse groups.
Sat., July 30, 2016, 3:48 p.m.
Out & about: Picking huckleberries for sale illegal on Panhandle Forests
Picking huckleberries with the intent to sell them is considered commercial gathering, which is illegal on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests, officials say.
Sat., July 23, 2016, 4:26 p.m.
Pack mules do the heavy lifting while offering their brand of education
The best teachers at the Ninemile Remount Depot’s packing class never say a word, and might kick you into next week if you get a lesson wrong.
Sat., July 16, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Field Reports: Outdoor workshop for women only
Women can learn the basics of fishing, hunting and other outdoor skills at a September weekend workshop presented by
Wed., July 13, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
Group hiking, paddling trips set in North Idaho
Hiking, paddling and birding in the Panhandle are featured in the 10th annual Summer Adventure Series of group outings led by the
Sun., July 10, 2016, 12:15 a.m.
Out & About: More on rail trails… Psycho doe
The S-R’s June 26 feature on regional rail trails stopped short of a full fare. While it mentioned the
Wed., July 6, 2016, 3:38 p.m.
Briefs: Bicycling and rural tourism program in Pullman
A program on the benefits of bicycling to rural tourism will be presented on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Banyons on the Ridge (golf course) in Pullman.
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:53 a.m.
Field Reports: Idaho fire salvage to close some forest roads
PUBLIC LANDS – About 52 miles of roads in the 2015 Tower Fire area west of Priest River drainage remain closed for safety as salvage logging is scheduled to begin …
Sun., July 3, 2016, 12:11 a.m.
Mount Spokane Park Road closing for summer construction
The summer closure of the Mount Spokane State Park Road, which is set to start around July 11, is required for safety during road repairs and resurfacing, says Steve Christensen, …
Sat., July 2, 2016, 12:49 p.m.
No dogs allowed on Phoenix trails in blazing heat
When the temperature spikes, Phoenix trails will stay open for man but not for man’s best friend. City leaders on Thursday rejected a proposal to prohibit people from hiking in …
Sun., June 26, 2016, 4 a.m.
Ferry tale of a trail: Ferry County residents chip in for rail-trail project
When it comes to rail-trail projects, Ferry County is like the little engine that could. Ten years ago the budget-challenged northeastern Washington county and its 7,500 mostly rural residents were …
Sat., June 25, 2016, 4:58 p.m.
Colville Forest plan will ration recreation on 1.1 million acres
Something is at stake for everyone from mountain bikers to loggers in the 1.1 million-acre Colville National Forest as the July 5 deadline approaches for public comment on the draft …
Wed., June 22, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
In brief: Two Mouth Lakes trail closed
Two Mouth Lakes Trail 268 on the Bonners Ferry Ranger District was closed starting on June 13 through the end of September, the Idaho Panhandle National Forests said today.