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High School outdoor writing contest deadline Nov. 15

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 a …


Out & About: Mount Spokane cyclists surveyed

Great family outdoor trips Some local families went on normal summer vacations in 2012. Others went the extra mile.


UI freshman, 18, drowns in reservoir

A University of Idaho freshman drowned while trying to swim to a small island near the Freeman Creek Boat Launch on Dworshak Reservoir early Saturday afternoon during a fraternity camping …


Gear Junkie: Wood-burning camp stove generates heat, electricity

With my camp stove, I am boiling a pot of water. I am charging a cell phone on the side. Meet the BioLite CampStove, a wood-burning wonder machine that generates …


Sullivan Lake good base for active campers

Location, location, location. That’s the key to a perfect Labor Day weekend camping destination. Virtually any campground will do if you’re going to sit around a campfire all day and …


Olympics: Ozette Triangle perfect intro to hiking Olympic beaches

Nine miles of hiking – sea level most of the way – three days to do it. Sounds like an easy backpack trip on Washington’s Olympic coast near Ozette. But …


Gear Junkie: Standouts at Utah Outdoor Retailer Show

More than 1,000 brands and tens of thousands of attendees gathered last week for the twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show in Salt Lake City. I was on site for four …


Landers: Now’s the time to put off procrastination

If you’re too busy to be fully prepared for a hunting, fishing or camping trip, join the crowd. Modern lifestyles aren’t necessarily conducive to being a complete outdoorsman.


Out & About: Downtown events lack RV sites

OUTCAMP – There’s a notable lack of RV camping areas with easy access to downtown events at the Convention Center and elsewhere, said Len Zickler, chairman of the host committee …


America’s taste for camping has steadily evolved

Camping is an experience that’s been redefined regularly, especially in the past century since the first RVs started wheeling out into the American countryside. Just a few decades ago, most …


Grande Ronde River boating tips

Following are considerations for matching vessels with flows before floating the lower Wallowa and Grande Ronde rivers. The flow information and details on negotiating notable rapids are from the U.S. …


Landers: Lightning deserves utmost respect

Tornadoes and hurricanes make most of the headlines for weather- related disasters. But here’s the shocking news: The deadliest weather event is lightning.


Partners give boost to Riverside State Park

Despite losing 40 percent of its full-time staff in the past two years because of state budget cuts, Riverside State Park has found a way to move forward and even …


Long-distance relationship: Sandpoint couple scores backpacking Triple Crown

After enduring six months backpacking the Appalachian Trail, Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker were pretty sure their relationship was good for the long haul. They confirmed they could go the …


North Idaho hikers find peak place close to home

The Scotchman Peaks area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille is a roadless area the Sandpoint couple prizes. For seven years, Hough and Hunsicker have been leaders in Friends of the …


Backpackers gear down for long distance hikes

Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker have winnowed their long-distance hiking gear to a base weight (sans food and water) of 15-19 pounds, depending on how many luxuries they bring, such …


Field reports: New website details potential wildlife lands

PUBLIC LAND – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife unveiled a website, wdfw.wa.gov/lands/acquisitions, this week detailing a wish list of properties the state may buy for fish and wildlife …


Alaska bound: Iditarod Trail source love-hate relationship with snowmobiles

After snowmobiling 1,414 miles along the Iditarod Trail, Bob Jones said life is especially sweet back home in Kettle Falls. “I’m a free man,” he said. “I sold my snowmobiles …


Anglers embrace season as dozens of lakes open for fishing

Night owls made the first casts at 12:01 a.m. Saturday to ring in the opening of Washington’s lowland fishing season. Docks at Fishtrap and other popular camping-fishing lakes were lined …


Paddling, biking, fishing in Alaska has couple wanting more

Time is the issue that keeps most outdoor vacations from blooming into full-fledged adventures, especially in Alaska. How could any vacationer from Spokane do justice to a place that large?


Expert details benefits of bear spray in trailer at Big Horn Show

Hike in groups in bear country. Keep food and trash away from bears.


Big Horn Show gives kids a shot

The Big Horn Outdoor Adventure Show is full of new things, old friends, tips and rumors to flush out this weekend. Among the many sportsmen milling around the Spokane County …


New gear stands out at Outdoor Retailer

More than 1,000 brands and 20,000 attendees: The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held last week in Salt Lake City, offered a peek at the future of gear. The Gear …


2011 OUTDOORS: Lingering snow, high water affects boaters, anglers, bears

Spring lasted about five months in the Inland Northwest in 2011. Whitewater river rafters enjoyed their longest season in years, but most Montana fishing guides weren’t so thrilled. Fishing trips …


Gear Junkie: Bright idea for survival knife has its limits

A blade, a light, and a whistle – that’s the formula for the Core Lite, a hybrid “survival tool” made by Adventure Medical Kits of Oakland, Calif. The company, known …


Adventurer soars the winds and rides the waves of Lake Chelan

I have been going to Lake Chelan since I was pint-sized. Annual family trips originally led to Holden Village, a remote company mining town converted to a retreat center run …


Freeze-dried meal nixes boiling

The quest for camping food that is simple to make just moved a notch. With its new chicken salad product, Mountain House offers campers and backpackers a freeze-dried meal that …


Sweet treats made easily at campsite

All campers seem to have their favorite food to enjoy outdoors. For some, it’s a hot, squishy s’more. Others prefer to break out the Dutch oven and cook up a …


Buck knife flicks open to fit most outdoor needs

With the subtle pull of a single finger, the FlashPoint knife flicks open to reveal its stout and serrated three-inch blade. Unlike pocketknives of yore, which could sometimes bend a …


Landers: Snowpacks make holiday planning necessary

Conditions are ripe for heading outdoors during the holiday weekend, but the field isn’t wide open for recreation. “I’ve worked out of Sandpoint since 1978,” said Mary Ann Hamilton, Forest …