Stories tagged: camping
Wed., June 8, 2016
An interactive activity on basic camping skills will kick off this summer’s free Wednesdays in the Woods programs at Riverside State Park. In weeks to follow, a wide range of …
Sat., June 4, 2016
Road construction is scheduled to block public vehicle access into Mount Spokane State Park, although trails will still be open to nonmotorized use.
Sat., May 28, 2016
Hunters and campers will be allowed to pitch their tents and park their RVs on Weyerhaeuser Co. land in Southwest Washington this year – with a $300 per family permit.
Wed., May 25, 2016
Most of the region’s public lands campgrounds are opening just in time for the Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial opening of the camping season. However, some roads and trails …
Wed., May 11, 2016
A Missouri couple that quit their jobs to visit all 59 major national parks in one year is in Washington this week during a sweeping journey of the country.
Sat., May 7, 2016
In 2013, my youngest daughter redirected the family discussion on a new chapter in her life with a counterpunch to my parental instincts
Sat., April 30, 2016
Take a deep breath. Now, purse your lips and exhale into the gaping “valve” a few inches in front of your face. The magic is about to begin.
Tue., April 12, 2016
Officials in northern Idaho are searching for a 64-year-old Montana man who went missing during a weekend camping trip near Grangeville.
Wed., March 30, 2016
A catastrophic computer system crash at Mount Rainier National Park has put procrastinators on equal footing with backpackers who applied early to get backcountry permits for the Wonderland Trail and …
Sat., Feb. 6, 2016
The Shell station shut down recently. Same with the drive-through restaurant. Wells Fargo will close next month, and nearby storefronts sit mostly vacant.
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016
After destroying a shocking number of bears habituated to camping food along the Smith River in recent years, Montana and federal officials finally are requiring floaters to be bear aware.
Sat., Dec. 19, 2015
A new entry this fall in the gas-generator market, Generac introduced its iQ2000 model as “a smart, powerful generator without all the excess noise.”
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
The United States Forest Service just bought about 2,400 acres that will add to the Colville National Forest and preserve areas around a Congressionally designated trail. The area surrounding Big …
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
This week’s devastating wind storm became a serious matter of survival, especially for people who had trees falling through their roofs.
Sat., Oct. 10, 2015
Orange Screws provide an ideal ground anchor when other stakes fall short.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015
Shawn Vestal: North Face founder returns to Spokane to share experiences of his entrepreneurial climb
Hap Klopp was riding in a Copenhagen taxi last year when he spotted a familiar design on the shoulder of the driver’s jacket: the North Face logo.
“I was thinking, ‘I …
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015
The adage of “leave only footprints, take only photographs,” only partially covers the leave-no-trace ethic at Denali National Park. In addition to packing out toilet paper and not collecting moose …
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015
A 5-foot strand of USB-powered lights is touted as a “next-generation camp lantern.” Made by Utah-based Power Practical – and cheekily called the Luminoodle – these silicone-encased LEDs glow bright …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015
It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring contests …
Sun., Sept. 6, 2015
Everything tastes better on a camping trip, but that doesn’t mean camp food can’t be improved. After spending last summer in a camp food rut, eating mostly couscous and hummus, …
Sun., Sept. 6, 2015
Working with outdoors athletes and its in-house chefs, Clif Bar & Company developed a new kind of energy food that departs from traditional candy-like stuff for ingredients such as tomato …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
Southwestern Alaska could be the most convenient place in the United States for a fly fisher to go wild. Bush pilots equipped to land on lakes, rivers or tundra operate …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
It’s the size and shape of a large notebook computer and brighter than most of my camping lanterns. The sidewalls are plastic, hollow, orange chambers that make it float. The …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
After three August days surveying products from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, a twice-annual event in Utah, these items stood out as some of the most innovative and unique, a …
Thu., July 23, 2015
An expanding fire that recently broke out in Glacier National Park is a prime example of why hikers and campers need to call ahead, browse the Web and stay tuned …
Sun., July 19, 2015
A base layer release in July may not be the most savvy marketing move. But apparently Patagonia couldn’t wait for what the brand is touting “the world’s most advanced base …
Thu., July 16, 2015
A bomb has just exploded in my living room. There are boots and backpacks, trekking poles, various sizes of hydration bladders, headlamps, camp stoves, more head lamps, first aid kits, …
Thu., July 2, 2015
With the extremely hot and dry conditions, Fourth of July campers in North Idaho and Eastern Washington should consider their campouts fire-free unless they have a fire ring inside a …
Thu., June 18, 2015
Veteran KXLY TV meteorologist Kris Crocker came out of the tent this week with a confession: “This is the summer I stop pretending to love camping,” she posted on her …
Thu., May 21, 2015
Campers, hikers, boaters and anglers should be thinking of the 2015 Memorial Day holiday weekend as taking place in mid-to-late June rather than this Saturday through Monday. The region’s snowpack …