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Friday, April 10, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Stories tagged: camping

Outdoor plans for holiday depend on lingering snow

Conditions are ripe for heading outdoors during the holiday weekend, but the field is by no means wide open for recreation.

Author Romano’s hiking book wealth of knowledge

Author Craig Romano worked up to his latest hiking guidebook by logging 12,500 miles over more than 20 years, and writing 10 books devoted primarily to dayhikes or regional hot …

Father’s Day came early for sportsman

Two girls in Pend Oreille County gave their father an early Father’s Day gift. They took him hunting.

Lowland waterfalls great spring hike destinations

With water, water everywhere this spring, lowland waterfalls are dazzling attractions for hikers. Following are examples of good Inland Northwest early-season dayhikes that lead to uplifting falls.

Cool, wet spring affects Memorial Day weekend camping

Campers shouldn’t get their hopes too high for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and they can’t set them too low, either. A huge lingering snowpack is barring access to the …

Grim outlook for camping this weekend

Campers shouldn’t get their hopes too high for the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and they can’t set them too low, either.

The Gear Junkie surveys 5 options for purifying water

Clean drinking water in the wilderness is never guaranteed. No matter how pristine the lake or stream, giardia and cryptosporidium and other microbes can inhabit the waters, threatening illness that …

Raw Crunch bars give health nuts an option

The bars look and taste somewhat like compressed blocks of birdseed. Ingredients such as sea salt, goji berries, macadamia nuts, raw honey, and, of course, many types of seeds – …

Trophies a Big Horn Show tradition

Long after the sweat has been showered off, the gear’s stowed and the meat has been butchered, wrapped and stored in the freezer, the trophy on the wall recalls the …

Summer internship a dream for outdoor enthusiasts

A student summer-job position has perks sure to get an outdoor enthusiast’s attention, including $2,000 worth of top-quality outdoor gear, a $2,500 stipend and expenses-paid backcountry trips in multiple states. …

Old road now trail on Mount Rainier

National Park Service officials have given approval to convert Mount Rainier’s Carbon River Road into a 9-mile trail for hiking and biking. The road has been closed to vehicles since …

Writing contest: Better s’mores

Kids reveal a lot of their family outdoor secrets and traditions in the stories they submit for the S-R’s youth outdoor writing contest. Here’s a family recipe for alternative s’mores …

Recovery Act funds give huge boost to outdoor recreation

Trails, campgrounds and forest access have been major stimulus beneficiaries from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Hikers were seeing something as rare as Sasquatch in the backcountry …

Teens rescue stricken hunters

Teenage boys knew what to do when they found family members unconscious in a propane-heated tent.

Snow closes Glacier Park Road

Snowstorms have forced today’s temporary closure of a portion of Going-to-the-Sun Road through Glacier National Park.

After check of trees, part of park reopens

The day-use area of Lake Wenatchee State Park reopened Monday after a couple of falling trees prompted the emergency closure of the popular recreation area last week and canceled about …

Lake Wenatchee Park partially reopened

Worries about diseased trees have prompted three-fourths of the popular Lake Wenatchee State Park camping areas to be closed for the Labor Day weekend.

Lake Wenatchee State Park closed

Seemily healthy trees have toppled to the ground in a Lake Wenatchee State Park campground, prompting officials to close the park for visitor safety.

Field reports: Montana scrutinizes Alberton Gorge camping

A group of Spokane river runners was surprised this week when a Clark Fork River ranger informed them that camping is prohibited at the mouth of Fish Creek, near a …

Leavenworth-area fires curtail forest access

Temporary trail closures affect hikers heading to Eightmile Lake and other areas in the Wenatchee National Forest region

10 Great Burn hikes

Ten hikes in the 1910 fire areas.

Parks, forests waive entrance fees

No entrance fees will be charged on Saturday and Sunday at national parks as well as at national forest and Bureau of Land Management areas where entrance fees are charged.

Colville National Forest campgrounds add bear-proof boxes

The Colville National Forest has installed 11 bear-proof food storage containers at campgrounds in the Sullivan Lake area.

RV camping interest remains strong in Idaho

The recession doesn’t appear to have hurt RV camping in Idaho, with private and state-run campgrounds that offer services to motor homes reporting rising bookings and robust business.

Forest Service imposes fire restrictions on campers

After a wet spring and early summer, the mountains are getting dry and ripe for fire.

Heat wave prompts campfire restrictions

Fire danger has suddently spiked, causing some land managers to begin limiting campfires in low-lying areas to developed campgrounds.

Some challenges for outdoor recreation this Fourth

The mountains are waiting for hikers, boaters and campers to arrive on Fourth of July holiday weekend, but not necessarily with open arms. Snow still plugs some of the high-country …

Glacier Park’s Logan Pass open

Glacier National Park’s famous Going to the Sun Road was cleared for the first time this season on Thursday and vehicles were allowed to pass under walls of snow from …

Game wardens kill black bear that injured camper

Montana wildlife officials say game wardens have killed a black bear that injured a man when it bit through his tent at a primitive campsite in the Lolo National Forest …

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