Stories tagged: trails
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Polar explorer Will Steger to speak on climate in Spokane
Polar explorer Will Steger will be in Spokane this month to present a free program, “Eyewitness to Climate Change.”
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
In brief: Trail work continues at Glenrose, Fishtrap
Volunteers organized by the Spokane Mountaineers and Washington Trails Association continue to dig into building, re-routing and maintaining nonmotorized trails in the region. Current emphasis is on the Fishtrap Lake …
UPDATED: Sat., April 1, 2017, 3:50 p.m.
Field Reports: More help needed to maintain national forest trails
The Forest Service is letting the public suggest trail systems that should receive priority for maintenance in an era of bare-bones trail budgets.
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.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 12:14 p.m.
Scablands waterfalls primed for hiking into wet landscape
Lowland snow and ice is waving goodbye to winter, leaving Eastern Washington squishing with water. This is prime time for a trek to absorb the power of a scablands waterfall.
Thu., March 16, 2017, 11:45 a.m.
Mountain bikers urged to avoid rutting trails
Members of a local mountain biking group that devotes a lot of time to trail building and maintenance is asking other cyclists to take the high road in choosing ride …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
Loose-running dogs in parks haunt abiders of county leash law
People who let their dogs run loose with them in the Dishman Hills have prompted at least one neighbor to hike the trails packing bear spray – and sometimes a …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:32 a.m.
Dog attack leaves former county commissioner packing protection
Being a Spokane County commissioner didn’t give Mark Richard any special protection from a terrifying encounter with off-leash dogs.
Fri., Feb. 24, 2017, 6 a.m.
Silent, speedy Snow Track may revolutionize winter grooming
Better hope you see August Lockwood coming, because you sure won’t hear him riding behind his mutant snow beast ahead of snow bikes that are likely to follow.
Fri., Feb. 3, 2017, 10 a.m.
Forest Service on hold for hiring seasons firefighters, trail crews
Federal workers scrambled last week to interpret how President Donald Trump’s hiring freeze of civilian employees might affect seasonal firefighters and other part-time employees such as trail crews.
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
“All Out” effort connects people with outdoor pursuits
Taking that first step into an outdoor life-sport such as snowshoeing, mountain biking, paddling and fly fishing is less intimidating with the help of experienced “ambassadors” from clubs and agencies. …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Plan now for summer recreation permits, reservations
Some of the most coveted summer outdoor adventures and camping opportunities across the USA and Canada need to be planned in the chill of winter. The first wave of Pacific …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Powder City: South Hill bluff skiers plunge into rare opportunity
While some people were shoveling the relentless snowfall in Spokane earlier this week, others were playing in it. This week, Spokane is Powder City.
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.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 5:47 p.m.
In brief: Congress eases way to transfer federal lands
The 115th Congress began work on Tuesday and wasted no time approving a measure to facilitate transfers of some federal public lands and waters to state, local and private interests.
Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 4:06 a.m.
Bear spray flap waters down scientists’ recommendations
Going light is the rage among backpackers and hunters. Enthusiasts will eagerly spend extra money for products that shave pounds or even ounces off the weight of packs, tents, pads …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
Field reports: Ferry County trail on governor’s radar
Another segment of the Ferry County Rail Trail was smoothe-surfaced last month, bringing the improved sections along Curlew Lake and the Kettle River north of Curlew to 12.5 miles.
Wed., Nov. 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
In brief: Pheasant releases conclude for season
A few birds may still be hanging on at hunting sites for the
Sun., Nov. 27, 2016, 4:12 a.m.
Elite hiker addresses trials encountered on trails
Jeff Garmire of Vancouver, Washington, hiked America’s three iconic long-distance routes – the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide trails – this year.
Wed., Nov. 9, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
In brief: ATVer impaled on antler of dead elk
A hunter from Bend, Oregon, was impaled in the back by the antler of an elk as he was dragging it back to camp behind an ATV in the Maury …
Sun., Nov. 6, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
Washington group marks half century of hiking, maintaining public routes
On a chilly September morning, a few hundred feet off the popular but deteriorating Talapus Lake Trail near Snoqualmie Pass, Jon Nishimura wielded his shovel and a smile.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 2:28 a.m.
Out & About: Colfax-Pullman railway trail potential explored
A series of public workshops to gather opinions on the future of the Colfax- Albion-Pullman rail corridor are scheduled in November and December.
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, midnight
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 …
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