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Wednesday, February 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Stories tagged: hiking

Hiker rescued near Olympic National Park after crawling 8 hours for cell service

The man was rescued Saturday morning after fracturing his ankle on a trail near Hood Canal, Washington. He is being treated at a hospital in Seattle and is in stable …

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 20, 2020

City seeking suggestions for High Drive Bluff trail names

Attention all Spokane recreationists with a knack for names: Six trails on High Drive Bluff need your talents.

Report: Outdoor recreation participation continues to drop

Nearly half of Americans didn’t participate in any kind of outdoor recreation in 2019, according to a new report from the Outdoor Foundation.

Mountain Gear will close Super Bowl Sunday

Spokane’s home-town adventure shop, Mountain Gear, will shutter Feb. 2.

UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020

January Trip of the Month: The Mica Peak traverse offers plenty of adventure close to home

If you’re looking to suffer – all while staying close to home – the Mica Peak traverse is the trip for you.

2019: Outdoor achievements

From acts of endurance to committed volunteering, Spokane area recreationists, conservationists and adventures inspired in 2019.

2019: Top outdoor stories

The most-read outdoor stories of 2019 presented chronologically:

2019: The year outdoors

Another year spent outside, or at least longing to be out there. From the good to the bad to the weird (hot takes on the salmon cannon, anyone?) The Spokesman-Review’s …

2019: Transitions and passings

The biggest and saddest outdoor story from 2019 was the death of Spokane climber Jess Roskelley.

10 unusual gifts for the outdoorsy person in your life

10 unusual gifts for the outdoorsy person in your life

Coeur d’Alene Cancourse dodges bullet, will be managed as a city park

The 100-acre recreation dream of a former Facebook engineer will live on thanks to an agreement with the City of Coeur d’Alene.

Waikiki Spring trails receives a face lift

Trails in the Waikiki Spings area got new signage in late October.

November trip of the month: Give thanks! 10 hikes close to home

Among the many things worth giving thanks for today, Spokane’s robust network of trails and natural spaces should be high on the list.

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?