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Route of the Hiawatha a local treat for visitors

When out-of-state friends dropped in for a few days recently – an active couple on their summer vacation – the Route of the Hiawatha immediately came to mind for treating …


Mount Spokane trail plan to accommodate downhill cycling

New efforts to accommodate mountain biking are included in a Mount Spokane State Park revised trails plan recently released for public comment. The plan identifies 76 miles of multi-use trails …


State Parks centennial celebration Saturday at Riverside Park

Riverside State Park has been tapped for one of two signature events celebrating the 100-year history of the Washington State Parks system. On Saturday, the Bowl and Pitcher area will …


Field reports: Michigan paves way for wolf hunting

PREDATORS – Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill Wednesday that clears the way to schedule Michigan’s first gray wolf hunting season since the resurgent predator, reviled by some as a …


Mountain bikers try to stay their course on Beacon Hill

Downhill mountain bikers in Spokane have been on a decade-long roller coaster of mostly uphill battles in carving their signature into Beacon Hill. The latest challenges include private development plans …


Downhill biking trail planned at Mount Spokane

Mountain bikers are working with the state to create a downhill cycling route, probably within the downhill skiing concession area, at Mount Spokane State Park. The effort is being spearheaded …


Local Trail Angel: Peter Jantz digs for downhill mountain bikers

The caretaker at Camp Sekani digs his job beyond the call of duty. Peter Jantz, 33, moved into the Spokane City Parks facility at the foot of Beacon Hill in …


Picking favorite hike difficult choice for author

“What’s your favorite hike?” Being a guidebook author who’s explored Inland Northwest trails for more than three decades, I’m regularly asked that question by hikers.


Local Trail Angel: Mark Pinch

A choice natural area preserve for hikers was preserved with the help of a man who makes his living securing choice areas for development.


Neighbors step in to raise natural profile Palisades Park

Palisades Park – despite its trails, wildlife, wildflowers, waterfall and romantic views overlooking Spokane – had become a creepy eyesore of neglect until neighbors took charge. After years of cleanups …


2013 Northwest Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2013 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.


Local trail groups unite

The Inland Northwest Trails Coalition has rounded up a dozen local leaders involved in trails-related efforts for the annual “state of the trails” presentations starting at 6 p.m. Thursday at …


Out & About: Getting out game with muscle power

OUTHUNT – Even in 2012, muscle power remains a workable alternative to horsepower when it’s time to pack big game out of the backcountry. A few Inland Northwest hunters stood …


Downhill mountain bikers challenge trail planning at Mount Spokane

Mount Spokane State Park staff and volunteers didn’t understand the gravity of the situation during recent years of planning and work to reroute multiuse trails. A niche of mountain bikers …


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.


Rogers teacher to represent U.S. in mountain bike championships

The first day of school for Jaime Rees is going to be way better than the stereotypical “What did you do on your summer vacation?” Exactly how the Rogers history …


Landers: Coyotes aren’t the main issue

Coyotes defending their pups on the bluff below High Drive last week – sending a few dogs to the vet for stitches – created a minor stink on the South …


2012 Bicycling Events: Expanded list

The Spokesman-Review’s list of top 2012 bicycling tours and races in Washington, North Idaho, western Montana, northeastern Oregon and southeastern British Columbia.


Escure Ranch closes after vandals cause $5,000 in damage

A popular U.S. Bureau of Land Management recreation area about 20 miles south of Sprague, Wash., has been closed as the agency repairs about $5,000 in damage caused by vandals. …


Washington Trails volunteers clear way for hikers, bikers

A group of volunteers has blazed the way for hikers and bikers to enjoy the burst of autumn colors in the Iller Creek Conservation Area. The Washington Trails Association has …


Project aims to reduce fire risk on South Hill bluff

Two dozen volunteers thinned ponderosa pine trees and trimmed branches on the South Hill bluff on Sunday in a demonstration project for reducing fire risk. “The idea is to manage …


Out & About: Invasive species sticker not transferrable

OUTLAW – Idaho’s $7 invasive species sticker, which is required on all boats and inflatables longer than 10 feet, cannot be transferred from one vessel to another, Idaho Parks and …


Veteran claims adaptability helps at adventure races

Getting in shape for an adventure race is fairly simple, if you have the time. “Pretty much any vigorous activity you do outside can be considered training,” said Jeni McNeil, …


Mountain bikers carve out time to slow down, improve skills

We learn to ride bicycles as kids. But we never quite finish learning to ride mountain bikes. Fat-tire models are another breed that constantly steer their riders into terrain that …


Volunteers have created wildly popular trail system on bluff

For more than two decades, a don’t-ask, don’t-tell volunteer trail-building effort has been wildly successful on the South Hill bluff below High Drive. Spokane has a premier neighborhood recreation area …


Dutiful Doo-Crew relieves South Hill bluff of waste

A group of four women has taken on a heavy load in maintaining the natural appeal of the South Hill Bluff. They call themselves the Doo-Crew, and here’s the latest …


Round and Round partners peddle bicycling events

Producing some of the region’s most ambitious bicycling events has required more than a volunteer spirit. A two-person event management company has been the energy and organization behind the scenes …


Receive flow alerts by text or e-mail

OUTSMART – Instant, customized updates on river flows and other water conditions are available daily or hourly by text message or e-mail through a new service offered by the U.S. …


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Priest River family answers the call