Arrow-right Camera

The Spokesman-Review Newspaper The Spokesman-Review

Friday, December 13, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
Partly Cloudy Night 34° Partly Cloudy

Down To Earth recreation archive

MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014

Beautiful time-lapse video of Yosemite

Get ready for some nature ogling. I'll let Shawn Reeder, who made this insanely gorgeous video, take it away: "Yosemite, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra are some of the most beautiful places on earth. Ever since I serendipitously won a trip to Yosemite...

Continue reading this post »

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9, 2014

National Parks Subway Map

As visiting season approaches, check The Sierra Club's fun 'subway-style' map of U.S. national parks. It serves as a great reminder of how many national parks there are in this country. What is your favorite? Check this full list of all our national parks and...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014

SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 2014

2014 Northwest Bicycling Events

​ Outdoors Editor Rich Landers has compiled a Bicycling Calendar for 2014, featuring an expanded list of events that now include everything within a 300-mile range of Spokane. Check it out, geek out, and get ready for a number of fantastic events that highlight the...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7, 2013

TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2013

MONDAY, JULY 29, 2013

Huntington Park gets a facelift

Have you noticed all the construction below the southern side of the Monroe St bridge and up to City Hall? Avista and the City of Spokane are working on a new public plaza that will replace the parking lot immediately north of City Hall. That...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013

Meet the Spokane Water Trail

Have you heard of the Spokane River Water Trail? This new interactive web site was developed by the Spokane River Forum and it's an amazing resource to find the access locations, attractions, amenities and river information along the entire 111 mile length of the Spokane...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2012

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 17, 2011

Industrial Revolutions

Here's a fun little afternoon video of a very agile cyclist without a public street from the film "Industrial Revolutions." It's of street riding trails dynamo Danny Macaskill as he takes his undeniable bike skills into an industrial train yard and some derelict buildings in...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, JUNE 23, 2011

FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011

TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2011

THURSDAY, SEPT. 23, 2010

Boots, camera, action!

Conservation Northwest is known for keeping it wild... with a little bit of fall hiking and tree-planting. There are two guided hikes to proposed wilderness for free and include an 8 am carpool option from Spokane. Enjoy great camaraderie and writing a letter for wilderness...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, JULY 8, 2010

Meet Me At The River

“I was - enchanted—overwhelmed—with the beauty and grandeur of everything I saw. It lay just as nature had made it, with nothing to mar its virgin glory.” James Glover 1873 upon first seeing the Spokane River. Things are a bit different now with seven dams...

Continue reading this post »

THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2009

FRIDAY, OCT. 9, 2009

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009

Meet me at the river

Image Courtesy of The Spokane River Forum. Looking to get out on the river this summer? Now’s the time to sign up for the 14 remaining trips on the “Meet Me at the River Raft and Kayak Expeditions,” from the Spokane River Forum. They range...

Continue reading this post »

TUESDAY, JULY 7, 2009

What are you doing this weekend?

The best part about recreational opportunities in this region is that a majority of folks here at lake recreators, meaning the rivers, trails, rock faces, and mountains are at times your own personal play areas. If you're interested in any of the numerous activities associated...

Continue reading this post »

Down To Earth

The DTE blog is committed to reporting and sharing environmental news and sustainability information from across the Inland Northwest.