Stories tagged: snowshoeing
Mon., Dec. 3, 2018
Want to go snowshoeing? Well, then head to the library.
Sat., March 10, 2018
I don’t always like going outside. Outside it is cold and wet. The snow, apparently here to stay this year, is deep and heavy.
Fri., Jan. 26, 2018
People have all sorts of utilitarian or recreational reasons for going snowshoeing. In Vanessa Schmautz’s case, it was her 26th birthday.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 25, 2018
Snowshoeing is the easiest winter sport to learn, but there are still some things you need to know. Holly Weiler, a hiking leader for the Spokane Mountaineers and the Washington …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018
Winter Trails Day is being celebrated Saturday (Jan. 20) at Schweitzer Mountain with free access to the snowshoe and Nordic trails plus three free hosted hikes for newbies.
Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
For 30 or so hikers on Mount Spokane, 2018 started out bright and sunny.
Sat., Dec. 16, 2017
The upside of little or no snow in mid-December?
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
The Bower Climbing Coalition, a Spokane climbing nonprofit, is hosting the screening of Reel Rock 12 on Wednesday.
Sun., June 18, 2017
For 17 years, Mount Spokane State Park has been blessed, according to numerous testimonials, with a manager who’s handled user issues and conflicts as deftly as he’s dealt with power …
Thu., March 23, 2017
On Sunday, a slick trap was waiting for unsuspecting backcountry snowshoers headed into the Sno-Park lot at the top of Sherman Pass, Washington’s highest highway pass for winter recreation.
Sat., March 4, 2017
According to a study published in “Current Biology” by the Sleep and Chronobiology Lab at the University of Colorado Boulder, sleeping outside is a good way to reset your restless …
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
February can be a rough time for Inland Northwest fly fishers who don’t have tickets to sunny saltwater destinations.
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017
Sometime around 1984, my grandmother Beverly had her first heart attack. And as things went with Granny, she never did anything halfway. A team of surgeons rearranged her plumbing leaving …
Sun., Feb. 19, 2017
John Latta has two ways of looking at the winter-themed eye candy coming to Spokane this week in the
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017
High-profile and low-key events will beckon heavier than usual activity at Spokane-Coeur d’Alene Nordic skiing areas this weekend.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
While both genders are important components in most of the area’s outdoor clubs, several groups are geared specifically to linking women and girls to outdoor activities.
Sun., Feb. 5, 2017
A group of Spokane Mountaineers shouldered packs last weekend and snowshoed out from Lookout Pass with shovels and the right attitude for their first time winter camping in snow caves.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017
Three popular annual events at Mount Spokane State Park for Nordic skiers and snowshoers are coming up in February.
Thu., Jan. 26, 2017
About a decade ago in British Columbia, on Dylan Currie’s very first day of backcountry skiing, another group of skiers set off an avalanche from above that partially buried one …
Thu., Jan. 12, 2017
Although snow camping draws on many of the same skills and knowledge as regular backpacking, venturing out for an overnight in the winter comes with some added challenges. Navigation, nutrition …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
The only exercise I get in the winter when the weather is bad is shoveling snow, hauling wood and bird hunting. This winter there has been quite a lot of …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017
Cheap Nordic skiing lessons, an off-trail tour and the Donut Dash are featured attractions in the fourth annual Winterfest on Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Mount Spokane State Park.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017
Trails are handy for snowshoeing, but they’re not essential. Three or more feet of snow often covers brush an boulders to open bigfooter walking options in almost every direction.
Sat., Dec. 10, 2016
Guided snowshoeing hikes as close to town as Newman Lake and Mount Spokane and as far as Sherman Pass are being offered this season through Spokane Parks and Recreation Department.
Sat., March 5, 2016
Short, fat skis with free-heel bindings and built-in climbing skins are luring a growing number of winter trekkers into a sport Nils Larsen calls “skishoeing.”
Sat., March 5, 2016
Ray Robertson, who does wolf monitoring in the Okanogan County region, is among the growing number of wildlife professionals who are using Altai Skis in their work.
Sat., Feb. 13, 2016
The snowshoers started their trek uphill through the forest and morning gloom. But withing an hour they were climbing into untracked powder and brilliant sunshine in the Kettle River Range. …
Wed., Feb. 10, 2016
Alyssa Shaw stood out like a rocket among nearly 300 women enjoying an invigorating snowshoe hike at the
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Snowshoeing routes at Mount Spokane State Park will be detailed by a local expert in a program at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Mountain Gear retail store, 2002 N. Division …
Sat., Jan. 23, 2016
Our future would be brighter if a 401(k) had stock, bond or fund options as sound as the annual Beginners Fly Fishing School presented by the