Stories tagged: hiking
Sun., July 14, 2019
( 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 …
Tue., June 25, 2019, 5 p.m.
A new trail system on Mica Peak continues to take shape this summer thanks to the sweat equity of volunteers
Sat., June 22, 2019
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, 1:28 p.m.
Taking a hike on Mount Spokane should be on every local’s bucket list.
Fri., May 24, 2019, 5 p.m.
The Inland Northwest is home to multiple nature trails, ones that are both close to home and easy for children to traverse.
Thu., May 16, 2019, 4:54 p.m.
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 …
Thu., May 16, 2019, 6 a.m.
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 …
Wed., April 24, 2019, 4:23 p.m.
Warm and wet spring weather means roads and trails are getting muddy.
Sun., April 21, 2019, 6 a.m.
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, 9:22 a.m.
Looking for a good hike along with some insight into Spokane-area conservation lands?
Sun., April 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
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 …
Sun., March 10, 2019, 6 a.m.
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 …
Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 6 a.m.
It’s a worn and torn cliché with numerous iterations:
Fri., Feb. 8, 2019, 5:30 a.m.
I rather assumed that being fickle was just part of my female constitution.
Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 6 a.m.
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, 9:19 a.m.
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, 9 p.m.
2018: The year outdoors
Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
The most read outdoor stories of 2018 presented chronologically.
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
2018: Outdoor transitions
UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 8:59 p.m.
Feats of outdoor bravery, skill and persistence were achieved in 2018.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
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, 6:06 p.m.
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 …
Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 6 a.m.
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.
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 5:05 p.m.
The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness will lead a hike on Black Friday as part of the national OptOutside movement started by REI four years ago.
Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 7:07 p.m.
Explore 120 acres that may be added to the Big Rock area of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area, Sunday
Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Her first overnight backpacking trip. The first time she’d hiked more than 10 miles in one go. A cross-country adventure with a man she’d been dating for less than a …
Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 5 a.m.
While autumn leaves are falling this month, trails are blooming at the 518-acre
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 31, 2018, 5:23 p.m.
A busy season of trail work and maintenance is winding to a close in the Spokane area.
Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 5:30 a.m.
Fall is a fine time for hiking as well as planning next season’s trips. New guidebooks devoted to trails and adventuring published this season feature expert insight on getting to …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
A new wave of affinity groups and meetups for people of color have drawn growing numbers of trekkers, backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts. Facebook and Instagram posts feature photos of Asian …