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UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017

High-end RVs at Spokane show include amenities typically found in new homes

How do you get away from it all when your RV literally has it all? That’s not a dilemma that seems to bother many buyers these days. As new homes …


Winter camping basics to help enjoy snow-covered landsacpes

Although snow camping draws on many of the same skills and knowledge as regular backpacking, venturing out for an overnight in the winter comes with some added challenges. Navigation, nutrition …


The Gear Junkie: New Clif Bars ‘fill’ the bill

Bite into a new Clif Bar and you get a gooey center filled with nut butter. Beyond good taste, the company touts a “category-first” kind of energy resulting from the …


Oregon parks sell out of campsites for solar eclipse

People eager to see the total solar eclipse next summer have booked all of Oregon’s available campsites for the celestial event.


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.


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 …


Field reports: UI students design new snowmobile hut

WINTERSPORTS – Snowmobilers and other winter outdoor enthusiasts have a new place to warm up in the mountains north of Sandpoint. Two dozen students from the University of Idaho’s College …


Wind River Range is high note for Spokane Mountaineers

On July 29, two Spokane Mountaineers departed after work to drive 670 miles overnight to Pinedale, Wyoming, where they left their car, and boarded a shuttle vehicle for more than …


Idaho’s most popular public campsites require long-term planning

It’s already time to book camping reservations for visits next summer to the most popular state and federal parks. Most national park and national forest camping destinations become available six …


Ammi Midstokke: An awkward conversation about toileting in the trees

After much time enjoying the outdoors, from state park campsites to off-trail bushwhacking, it has come to my attention that my fellow outdoor appreciators need some education on using nature …


Yellowstone allows campfires again

Campers in Yellowstone National Park can enjoy campfires again.


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 …


Gear Junkie: Delta fabric keeps runners cool in hot conditions

A water-soaked cotton T-shirt has long served runners looking to cheat the heat.


Yellowstone open for Labor Day weekend, but campfires banned

All major Yellowstone National Park tourist attractions, entrances and roads are open for the long Labor Day weekend despite four wildfires, but visitors will be prohibited from making campfires and …


Five fires burning in Yellowstone continue to grow

An expected increase in winds along with warm, dry weather has firefighters bracing for more active wildfire growth in Yellowstone National Park.


Out & About: Salmo-Priest lookout abused by hikers

Grandfathered at the time the Salmo-Priest Wilderness was designated, the Little Snowy Top Lookout is a piece of history and a rare shelter in a storm for any wilderness traveler.


NPS 100: National Park Service evolves for 100 years

What did we want when we set up the National Park Service 100 years ago? A museum? A playground? A business incentive? A zoo?


Aggressive mountain goats lured to Heart Lake hiker campsites

Mountain goats and hikers are meeting in dangerously close proximity at Heart Lake in the Bitterroot Mountains.


Rich Landers: Yellow jackets are wild friends with attitude

Yellow jackets generally are known for their stings and the venom they can deliver in multiple stings. They come to our attention when trapped in a bicycle helmet vent as …


The Gear Junkie: Sneak Peak at 2017 outdoors gear

The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held recently in Utah, is a mecca of gear. Thousands of brands show off products for the coming year. Here’s my exclusive look at …


Connecting with kids: A prescription for ‘nature deficit disorder’

Most adults have fallen short of intentions for connecting youngsters with nature since school ended in June. Sports camps and family summer schedules can get in the way of expanding …


Out & about: Who’s responsible for recreational garbage?

OUTTRASHED – Garbage is a mountain of a problem at boating access sites close to populated areas. Public land managers have resorted to the “Pack it in, pack it out” …


Hikers live it up at Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

From a backpacker’s perspective, Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park has it all. The 79,160-acre gem in the Selkirk Mountains north of Nelson, British Columbia, has enough helicopter-serviced bridges, potties and facilities …


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.


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.


Review: Fan-equipped camping stove fueled by wood

“Burn wood not gas.” That is the simple tag line of the BioLite CookStove, a camp-cooking product new this spring that incorporates a small fan to perpetuate a hot-burning fire.


Field Reports: Montana judge upholds public access to Ruby River

A Montana judge has created a public access point to the Ruby River after a 12-year fight by an out-of-state landowner to block people from getting to the waterway where …


Kamiak Butte camping closed

One of Whitman County’s most popular campgrounds – Kamiak Butte – has been closed due to fire danger. The county park’s five miles of forested hiking trails are open for …


Tick-borne diseases rare here, but do occur

Ticks creep out most people, for good reasons.


Field reports: Trashed toilet becomes money pit at Liberty Lake

PUBLIC LANDS – The collective insolence of “litterpigs” at the Liberty Lake public access has forced the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to spend more than three times the …