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We've come to love state parks across the U.S. Here are a few of our faves.
I don’t know if you heard it, or maybe you were sleeping in or whatever, but this very morning, the heavens parted and angels broke forth into singing. No, they weren’t heralding the discovery of a cure for COVID-19 or the return of reliable Amazon Prime two-day shipping.
We arrived at the Old Faithful Lodge 10 minutes too early. As the front desk scrambled June 8 to open for Yellowstone National Park’s 2020 summer season, the list of predictable geyser eruptions wasn’t quite ready.
The Washington State Parks on Thursday announced the list of state parks that will be open for day use, camping and overnight moorage on June 1.
When summertime fun returns, it’s likely going to look a lot different. As summer unofficially kicks off Monday, it’s still a bit unclear what our usual pastimes will be like as families try to have fun and stay safe.
Dozens of Idaho campgrounds will be open just in time for Memorial Day weekend, officials at various Idaho national forests announced last week. But many others will remain closed — some, as usual, because of snowy mountain conditions, but some because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Idaho Panhandle National Forest hopes to reopen developed campgrounds by the end of May, or as access conditions allow, according to an agency news release.
Your chance to spend the night in Washington’s picturesque Enchantments within the Alpine Lakes Wilderness is drawing to a close.
The Priest Lake Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forests has new reservation options on Bartoo and Kalispell Island Campsites on Priest Lake.
The five-day National RV Show started Thursday and has brought thousands of people to the Spokane Convention Center to see the latest in recreational vehicles, from travel trailers and toy haulers to decked-out motorhomes.
Originally planned as a one-month trial, city officials will extend a program that has seen a team of city employees collect an average of 1,000 pounds of solid waste every day from illegal encampments on public property.
10 unusual gifts for the outdoorsy person in your life
Picture 6-foot-10, 260-pound Oumar Ballo and 6-11, 235-pound Pavel Zakharov scrambling to hang on while inner tubing on a lake.
Spokane Valley City Council unanimously voted to ban camping at City Hall, Center Place and Balfour Park and bar it on other public lands, as long as there is space at regional shelters, during their Tuesday night meeting.
A photo caption in Thursday’s outdoors section may have led some readers to believe that winter camping on Mount Spokane is allowed with no caveats.
My first introduction to snow camping with my kid was an accident. I had bribed her with the enticement of an alpine lake (“We can fish for our dinner!”), only to discover that lake was still frozen over. “Oh no!” she wailed. “We can’t camp here!”
Snow camping is the perfect way to
Twenty-somethings Alexes Wilson and Donaven Farris see potential in the vacant Spokane Valley mobile home they see as a pathway out of homelessness. Just a few months ago the city broke up a homeless camp near Latah Creek they were living in. They are now making plans for their future that they believe is brighter.
Campers heading into the hills should remember to store their food and waste in bear-proof containers this summer.
What's it like to camp out at Gorge Ampitheatre? We attended the Brandi Carlile concert and found out