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Wednesdays in the Woods programs highlight outdoor topics

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 …


Out & About: Mount Spokane road closure… Free fishing days….

Road construction is scheduled to block public vehicle access into Mount Spokane State Park, although trails will still be open to nonmotorized use.


West Side timber company increases public recreation access fee

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.


Landers: Most forest recreation areas open for holiday with some restrictions

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 …


Husband and wife quit jobs, devote year to touring national parks

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.


TransAmerica Bicycle Trail is ride of a lifetime

In 2013, my youngest daughter redirected the family discussion on a new chapter in her life with a counterpunch to my parental instincts


New camping pads easy on the lungs

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.


Western Montana man went missing during Idaho camping trip

Officials in northern Idaho are searching for a 64-year-old Montana man who went missing during a weekend camping trip near Grangeville.


In brief: Mount Rainier wilderness reservation system crashes

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 …


Arco locals campaign for Idaho’s first national park

The Shell station shut down recently. Same with the drive-through restaurant. Wells Fargo will close next month, and nearby storefronts sit mostly vacant.


Out & About: Smith River floaters must be bear aware

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.


Generac introduces generator “without all the excess noise”

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.”


Forest Service adds land near Northport to Colville National Forest in $2.4 million deal

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 …


Campers have an edge in weathering urban blackout

This week’s devastating wind storm became a serious matter of survival, especially for people who had trees falling through their roofs.


The Gear Junkie: Orange Screws tackle biggest anchoring jobs

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 …


Denali Park backcountry impacted by sharing off-trail routes on GPS, social media

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 …


Luminoodle provides type of camp lantern

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 …


Outdoor writing contest geared to high school students

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 …


Camping cookoff reveals tasty results

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, …


Energy bar company develops new squeezable pouches

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 …


Unguided anglers lured by adventure of eight-day, fly-in, Alaska float trip

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 …


Gear junkie: Light so good it might be overkill

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 …


The Gear Junkie: ‘Best in show’ gear

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 …


Wildfires in the region affect campers and outdoor recreation

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 …


Gear Junkie: Patagonia releases new Merino wool base layer

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 …


Midstokke: Outdoor adventure awaits for those who seek it

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, …


High holiday heat brings burn bans

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 …


Rich Landers says camping is an educational event worth the misery

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 …


Recreationists will find summer-like conditions for holiday outings

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 …