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Sunday, November 17, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 4, 2019

Spokane high school student pinned by falling tree in North Idaho; prepared classmates carry the day

The boys kicked the 90-foot tall, dead tree, tempting the widow-maker with each stomp, caught in the exuberance of outdoor adventure.


Modern backpackers in Yellowstone want pit toilets and solitude, survey shows

Yellowstone National Park backpackers want a few more amenities compared to their counterparts surveyed 17 years ago, but in other respects they remain much the same.


Friends of Scotchman Peaks looks for leaders

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is seeking hiking leaders for the 2019-20 winter season.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Reader photo: Standing out in fall

Aspens are changing to autumn colors as Meredith Heick treks the trails southwest of Spokane at Fishtrap Lake.


Fishtrap Lake becoming trekking destination on heels of 4,000 volunteer hours

Following years of planning and construction, two new nonmotorized trails at Fishtrap Lake Recreation Area are finished, offering visitors an intimate view of channeled scablands that were roughed out by …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 9, 2019

Boise-area resident first woman to reach the highest point in each of Idaho’s 44 counties

Terri Rowe can’t quite remember what was written on the Wolf Fang Peak register that first sparked her interest in highpointing, but nine years and more than 140 summits later, …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 25, 2019

Ski expansion fight over, old-growth hike gains appreciation

After about 74 acres of land were cleared for new ski runs that opened in December, the Lands Council’s Old Growth Hike shifted focus from advocating against the expansion to …


Mountain wildflowers are blooming, and you can find them on these Boise-area hikes

( BOISE, Idaho – The heat of the summer sun has finally started to dry things out in the Boise Foothills, but flora fans still can find colorful blooms just …


Mica Peak trail work continues

A new trail system on Mica Peak continues to take shape this summer thanks to the sweat equity of volunteers


Summer Guide: Best hikes

Living in Spokane means, among many other things, easy access to spectacular hiking in essentially any direction. Below are five hikes that everyone should try, at least once.


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019

Taking a hike on Mount Spokane should be on every local’s bucket list

Taking a hike on Mount Spokane should be on every local’s bucket list.


Pack in some fun with the kids: Nearby hiking trails let families experience nature at an easy pace

The Inland Northwest is home to multiple nature trails, ones that are both close to home and easy for children to traverse.


Dishman Hills Conservancy offering weekend events

The Dishman Hills Conservancy will have a Weed Work and Lunch event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Conservancy experts will discuss how to remove noxious weeds and promote …


Ralph Walter: With help from an expert, even a knothead can learn to love hiking

Over the years, I’ve given my girlfriend some real duds as gifts – with the exception of last year: An autographed copy of “Day Hiking Eastern Washington,” co-authored by former …


Spring conditions affect roads, trails

Warm and wet spring weather means roads and trails are getting muddy.


Why the water tastes funny: Poop taints Beartooth lakes, streams

Hiking to 21 lakes in the Beartooth Mountains was a fun way for Dan Pendergraph to spend last summer, but the trips had a disheartening downside.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Spokane hikes offering conservation insight

Looking for a good hike along with some insight into Spokane-area conservation lands?


Yes, a recent attack concerns me, but I still run in cougar country

The snow and ice of the trail crunch and squeak below the sheet-metal screws drilled on the bottoms of my running shoes, a winter trail running hack. It’s about 25 …


In the dog days of winter, consider hiking in New Zealand

Most folks don’t know it, but a multiday backpacking trip in New Zealand would do them a world of good at this time of year. Down there, in the sun-drenched …


Love is out there: From rafting and dog walking to fishing, outdoor passions bring couples together

It’s a worn and torn cliché with numerous iterations:


Ammi Midstokke: When napping is better than hiking, or not

I rather assumed that being fickle was just part of my female constitution.


Scotchman winter hike schedule announced

Although the snow may be flying and the air may be frigid, the Friends of the Scotchman Peaks organization is still leading hikes into the wilds of North Idaho and …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019

A magic mountain: Reflecting on love, loss and nature’s healing influence

Neither Dad nor I owned this particular piece of property, but we considered it ours, and it was doubtful any others received or gave back as much as we. We …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

2018: The year outdoors

2018: The year outdoors


2018: Top outdoor stories

The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

2018: Outdoor transitions

2018: Outdoor transitions


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018

2018: Outdoor achievements

Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018

Wondering what hiking conditions are like at Stevens Creek? Check out this live video

Want to hike at Stevens Creek but not sure whether to bring gaiters, snowshoes or just plain boots? Or, worried that it’s too crowded? Check out Spokane County’s live video …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018

Veteran hiker Craig Romano revises ‘Classic’ trail guide

Over more than 30 years devoted to exploring, hiking, documenting and publishing throughout the Northwest, Craig Romano of Mount Vernon has become perhaps the top expert on Washington trails. His …


Looking to burn off some turkey? Check out Quartzite Mountain near Chewelah

If views, a vigorous (but short) hike and crisp air appeal, the 3-mile round-trip Quartzite Trail is the perfect way to burn through your post-Thanksgiving stupor.